Clear Braces, Clear Results
Do you have crooked teeth, but the thought of getting braces always seems to make you shy away from treatment? Then Invisalign clear aligners may be the perfect solution for you. This modern way to straighten teeth was developed by Align and has already helped countless patients get healthier, brighter smiles. If you are ready to try Invisalign in Irvine, contact OC Dental Specialists to get started on treatment.
Invisalign treatment consists of receiving a series of clear plastic trays or aligners to wear throughout the day. Through 3D digital imaging and fabrication, your trays are custom designed and fabricated for your teeth. These custom-fitted aligners are clear and transparent. So, they are hardly noticeable while over your teeth, and people won’t know you’re wearing them. These invisible aligners will progressively straighten your teeth before being replaced with a new set of trays to continue the treatment. Patients typically wear each set of Invisalign trays for about two weeks before moving to the next set.
In short, Invisalign corrects orthodontic disorders, such as malocclusion and bite problems. Invisalign accomplishes the same results as traditional braces without uncomfortable metal wires in your mouth.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
At OC Dental Specialists, our patients love their Invisalign braces and the ease of treatment. The trays are removable, so you can brush, floss, and eat as usual. However, it is important to visit a specialist first to see if this treatment can help you get your smile aligned perfectly.
The Invisalign teeth aligning process begins with a consultation with an Invisalign Dentist. Our orthodontist will assess your particular case to determine if you are a candidate for this dental procedure. This orthodontic procedure is not appropriate for children. However, many teens and adults with less severe teeth issues may find this process beneficial. If you have significant tooth misalignment, you may benefit more from traditional braces.
9 Benefits of Invisalign
While Invisalign has plenty of benefits, we have narrowed down nine of the biggest advantages this treatment has.
- Custom-fitted and individualized for your mouth
- Removable at any time (but wear them as much as possible)
- Comfortable and convenient
- No dietary restrictions during treatment
- Transparent and virtually invisible
- Allows you to brush and floss normally
- Minimal dental revisits
- No metal brackets or wires
- Noninvasive dental procedure
Invisalign Treatment: What To Expect
After your exam, our Invisalign dentist will discuss your different orthodontic options. Together, you can look at all your treatment options and find what can maximize your desired aesthetic results. If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, a detailed treatment plan will be prescribed. Before your treatment begins, we will provide you with an outline of what to expect, including the estimated duration of treatment. For many patients, you may even achieve your desired results in less than a year. However, the average treatment time from start to finish is about one year, depending on the extent you need your teeth moved. Our dentist will track progress and prescribe tray changes during short check-up appointments about every 4-6 weeks.
For your treatment to be successful, it will be vital to wear your trays for as long as possible each day, ideally for 22 hours or more. While you can take them out for cleaning and eating, we strongly recommend keeping them in at all other times. The longer the gaps are without your retainers in, the longer the treatment can be overall. For parents, we recommend helping remind your teens of the importance of keeping in their trays.
What kind of bite problems can Invisalign correct?
- Overcrowding: This occurs when there is very little space for teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the risk of gum disease.
- Large gaps between teeth: This is a common dental issue. It happens when one or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, which can lead to bone erosion and periodontal disease.
- Overbite: This happens when the upper teeth project or cover the lower teeth. It can result in jaw pain and possible TMJ.
- Underbite: This is the opposite of overbite, occurring when the lower teeth project or cover the upper teeth. This also results in jaw pain and possible TMJ.
Set Up Your Appointment Today
The sooner you get started on treatment, the more time you can spend with a smile full of straight, beautiful teeth. If you’re interested in getting Invisalign in Irvine, contact the team of experienced dentists at OC Dental Specialists. We accept most dental insurances and offer new patient specials. We look forward to helping you get a smile through Invisalign that fills you with confidence and you cannot wait to share with those around you. Call us today or use the online form to lock in your personal consultation for Invisalign at OC Dental Specialists.