Orthodontic treatment is essential to ensure perfectly aligned teeth. Patients with misaligned or 'crooked' teeth often face a lot of difficulties while cleaning them, as the toothbrush bristles do not effectively remove the microbes and food debris. Also, the chances of developing cavities or undergoing a change in jawbone shape are higher for individuals with malocclusion. Hence, dentists recommend getting it treated as soon as possible to avoid complications in the future.
Often referred to as the modern-day orthodontic aligner, Invisalign is a worthy alternative to dental braces. Invisalign is made from a transparent, dental-grade material and looks pretty much like an athletic mouthguard. Patients will have to put the aligners on, and its walls apply pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner, thereby helping them move to their orthodontically right positions.
The dentist will thoroughly diagnose your oral cavity and determine the type and severity of the malocclusion. The data is used to decide your candidacy for Invisalign. Digital scans of the teeth will be taken using highly-advanced, hand-held devices. It will be used to simulate the teeth's movement on a computer screen, which the dentist will use to explain the treatment phases to you. It will be sent to a dental laboratory where the aligners will be fabricated using dental-grade plastic.
During the next appointment, the dentist will give the aligners to you and take you through how they have to be used. Ideally, you should put the aligners on for at least 22 hours every day and take them off only when you have to eat food or brush the teeth. Once every two weeks, the dentist will schedule an appointment for you during which we will check the progress of the treatment and hand you a new set of aligners. Depending on the severity of malocclusion, the therapy usually ranges between a few months to a couple of years.
To know more about Invisalign Clear Braces, please schedule an online appointment with our dentists or call us at (650) 780-9439, and we will be happy to help. We also serve areas of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Foster City.
3752 Florence St, Redwood City 94063
Phone: (650) 780-9429
MON - TUE 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
WED 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
THU 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Call: (650) 780-9429