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Why Invisalign® Braces Are a Great Investment
Invisalign® braces are a great cosmetic dental service for those looking for an alternative to traditional wire braces. Invisalign® aligners are designed to be more comfortable and almost entirely unnoticeable compared to wire braces. Invisalign® is perfect for adults and teens with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. Call Image Dental today to find out more at (209) 955-1500.
How Does the Invisalign® Process Work?
The first step towards straighter teeth is for your dentist to get a series of x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth. With these images, a 3-D model of your teeth can be produced and your personalized aligners can be manufactured from this model to fit your teeth alone. The clear braces are switched out about every two weeks as your treatment plan progresses. Along with proper use and a few routine check-ups, straighter teeth are easily in reach! Each Invisalign® user is different from the next and so treatment lengths differ from patient to patient.
Dr. Nozaki will be able to discuss your individualized plan which will include an estimate of treatment time. Keep in mind that each case is unique, but generally speaking, adult treatment plans run for approximately 12 months. Teenager treatment time with Invisalign® braces is very similar to traditional orthodontics and can vary greatly ranging between 1-3 years.
What Are Some Benefits with Invisalign® ?
Invisalign® users most often remark on preferring the subtle, invisible look of their aligners compared to obvious traditional wire braces. Invisalign® aligners work as well as braces for those with mild to moderate tooth misalignment without changing your smile and overall appearance. Plus, since the aligners are made of high-grade plastic, there is no irritation to gums or the insides of the mouth as sometimes is the case with wire braces. It is also possible to remove the aligners if need be as opposed to braces which cannot be removed for the entire duration of treatment. It is advised, however, to only remove your aligners to eat or brush your teeth as removal can slow the process and require a longer treatment period.
How Do I Clean My Invisalign® Braces?
Cleaning your aligners is very simple and it is suggested that you clean them during routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing. The aligners can be cleaned simply by rinsing with lukewarm water paired with a quick brushing with your toothbrush. Invisalign® also offers a cleaning kit which you can ask your dentist about (or find online) if you are interested in this alternative.
Contact Image Dental Today!
Crooked teeth can be uncomfortable and can alter your appearance. Adults especially (but teens too!) may find wire braces to be a hindrance or an embarrassment. Invisalign® offers an alternative that works without the obvious and obtrusive look of metal braces. If you or your child could benefit from tooth realignment, please call our dentist office today at (209) 955-1500 or request an appointment online!