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Many people really want to improve their smiles but the idea of a lot of extensive, lengthy work is daunting. If you have crooked teeth and want to straighten them, but the idea of big bulky brackets makes you shiver, look no further.
At Irvine Dental, we offer Invisalign. Invisalign is an ingenious method for teeth straightening that forgoes the need for ugly brackets. Brackets are uncomfortable and retain food at the worst times. If having a big green piece of broccoli stuck in your brackets is a big fear, Invisalign may be right for you.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to move your teeth. You will need to change out your trays every two weeks or so in order for treatment to work. Dr. Jeffrey Robertson can provide you with the trays, information, and follow up appointments so that you can have the beautiful straight teeth you always wanted without the hassle.
Even though you wear your Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day, no one will notice because they are clear. You can take them out to brush, floss, and eat. That makes taking care of your teeth during treatment super easy.
To find out more about Invisalign, give us a call and we will get you set up for an evaluation.
One of the reasons patients say they want to avoid braces is because of the pain associated with wearing them. Because your mouth is full of brackets and wires, you can experience sore gums and cheeks due to the brackets rubbing on your soft tissue when you eat and speak. That is why with traditional braces, you may need to use dental wax to protect the inside of your mouth until it becomes accustomed to your brackets.
In addition to the wires and brackets, regular adjustments can cause aching and pain, but is usually easily addressed with an over the counter pain reliever.
The Pros of Invisalign
With Invisalign, you can avoid much of the pain associated with traditional braces. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently move your teeth. Your aligners will be completely smooth to your cheeks and gums, so you will not need to use dental wax to stay comfortable.
When you change out your aligners, approximately every two weeks, you may experience a little soreness, but most patients report it is much less than with traditional braces. Invisalign moves your teeth very gradually, making treatment more comfortable and easier to adjust to.
When you do experience soreness, it usually subsides within the first day of wearing your new aligner. To learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule your appointment with our Invisalign Certified Provider, call our office in Irvine, CA.
Invisalign is a pretty ingenious system. For people who do not want to have visible braces on their teeth, Invisalign offers an attractive alternative. It is a series of clear plastic aligners you will change out approximately every two weeks throughout the course of your treatment.
We begin by taking impressions in our office, as well as specialized digital imaging to help with treatment planning. Once we have gathered all of the data necessary about your current smile and your future smile, we send it off to have your clear aligners made.
Wearing Your Clear Aligners
When you receive your aligners, you will begin wearing them and replacing them approximately every two weeks. For the best and most timely results, it is necessary for you to wear them 22 hours a day. That means you can take them out to eat and that’s about it.
You will also need to have periodic exams during your treatment to track your progress. Dr. Jeffrey Robertson will keep you posted on your progress and projected completion date. How long treatment takes depends on your particular case, but averages around six to eighteen months.
Because Invisalign is completely clear and does not have brackets, most people will never know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The plastic aligners are smooth and comfortable in addition to being virtually invisible. Call our office to schedule your Invisalign consultation.
Our practice is proud to offer Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign clear braces can help you straighten your teeth discreetly and without the hassle of metal brackets. Dr. Robertson is very hands-on when it comes to your treatment and supervises the treatment to be sure your trays are fitting correctly and you are receiving proper movement.
When it comes to the fee for Invisalign, each case is different, and we would be happy to have you in for a no-charge consultation. Every mouth is different when it comes to how long it will take to move your teeth and how much movement is needed. That is why letting Dr. Robertson take a first-hand look at your teeth will help us get you the most accurate price possible. If you're ready to change your life by straightening your teeth, then give our office a call today!
More and more patients are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces. While traditional braces are still necessary in some instances, Invisalign offers the flexibility and convenience that our patients really appreciate.
The biggest attraction to Invisalign is that you cannot see the clear trays you wear for your treatment. Because your custom trays are thin, clear, and slim, most people will never notice that you have them. You can talk normally after getting used to them, which only takes a day or two of practice.
Other Advantages of Invisalign
Another advantage of Invisalign is that you can take out your trays to clean your teeth. Brushing and flossing brackets is a big hassle and requires special tools to remove all of the food particles from your hardware. With Invisalign, you simply remove your trays and brush and floss normally. You also remove them to eat, so you don’t have to worry about getting food in them.
Invisalign is smooth, so it does not irritate the insides of your cheeks. You will not need any orthodontic wax to keep from cutting the lining in your cheeks. Invisalign is comfortable and has no sharp edges.
Because we do not attach anything to your teeth, you don’t have to worry about residual glue or damage from the brackets. When you finish treatment, you just take out your trays and use a retainer normally. Call our office to find out if you qualify for Invisalign
When patients express an interest in traditional orthodontics or in Invisalign, they often have concerns about whether they will be able to speak correctly or if others will notice. Just like with regular braces, you will quickly get used to Invisalign and be able to talk without a problem.
The aligners we use to create the Invisalign treatment plan are so thin that they really do not take up much room in your mouth at all. Since they are custom created, they fit on your teeth snugly and do not slip or shift while you talk. It will take a specific lifting or pulling motion to remove your aligners, so there is no need to be concerned about them falling out and embarrassing you.
Other Pros of Invisalign
Invisalign is also completely clear and does not discolor over the two weeks you wear them unless you expose them to something. Since you remove them in order to eat, brush, and floss, you can clean and rinse them thoroughly. When worn correctly, you should have no problem disguising your Invisalign treatment from others.
A couple of day of wearing them full time while speaking normally and you will be a pro, even forgetting that you are wearing your Invisalign. Call our office, located in Irvine, CA to learn more about Invisalign and to speak with our Invisalign Certified Dentist.