California Invisalign Services
Invisalign is a new alternative to traditional braces and other orthodontic appliances which can fix a wide variety of teeth alignment problems. Invisalign avoids many of the problems associated with braces, presenting a much more comfortable and smile-friendly way of fixing these common issues.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners which are custom-fit for each patient. These fit over the entire upper or lower set of teeth, gently pushing them into the proper straightness and alignment. Invisalign works gradually, with a new aligner being created every two weeks to continually shift the teeth a little more with each new appliance.
This gives Invisalign many benefits over traditional braces for most users:
- Nearly invisible: Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and virtually undetectable in day-to-day life.
- Easy application: Each aligner simply slides on and off. There’s no need for glues or an extensive uncomfortable application process.
- Greater comfort: In general, there is far less discomfort wearing Invisalign appliances than metal braces, with nothing to damage your lips or tongue.
- No eating restrictions: Unlike braces, Invisalign does nothing to change your eating habits. You just slip off the appliance while eating, and put it back in place when you’re done. Likewise, tooth brushing and flossing is also unaffected.
- Easy cleaning: Invisalign pieces do need to be cleaned nightly, but there is no difficulty to it. They can be cleaned through soaking, like dentures, or merely rubbed with soap and water.
Who Will Invisalign Work For?
Every mouth is different, and there are still some severe situations which may call for traditional orthodontic appliances. However, Invisalign can still correct for a wide variety of issues including:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
Invisalign can be fitted to both teenagers and adults. They are a particularly good option for working professionals whose effectiveness may be harmed by visible braces.
How Do I Get Started?