Do you ever notice your smile in the mirror or in photos and wish that your teeth were just a little bit straighter? If you do, you’ve probably thought about the high toll it takes to achieve straight teeth: metal braces.
This is no longer the case. Braces – and the embarrassment and discomfort associated with them – are no longer your only path to straight teeth.
Advanced orthodontic technology brings a new option to the table: Invisalign, a system that allows us to easily straighten teeth without using braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is comprised of a series of customized clear plastic aligners that straighten your teeth and align your bite over time.
The aligners fit perfectly over your teeth, providing a gentle force that straightens your teeth into alignment. Not only is Invisalign far more comfortable than traditional braces they are also almost completely invisible.
Invisalign in Action
When you make the decision to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, we map out a treatment program for you. After each period in the program, you switch to the next aligner in the series to gradually, gently, and comfortably shift your teeth into their straight positions.
To install the equipment, you simply slide the aligner over your teeth. You remove the aligner while eating or brushing, eliminating the need for the dietary restrictions that accompany braces.
Why Our Patients Choose Invisalign
Invisalign is a convenient, effective and comfortable treatment option for those seeking straight teeth.
Forget about wire tightening, broken wires or bracket repair. With Invisalign, you are able to use a seamless, virtually invisible technology to attain the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without annoying adjustments and maintenance.
Unlike patients with braces, our patients with Invisalign are able to maintain their confidence. This advanced orthodontic system is an excellent option for adult patients who want to straighten their teeth but wish to maintain a professional image.
For younger patients, we also offer Invisalign Teen.
Why Do I Need to Straighten My Teeth?
Many people believe that crooked teeth are just an aesthetic issue. This is not the case. In fact, straight teeth are one of the key indicators of a healthy mouth.
When your teeth are incorrectly positioned, it is difficult to brush and floss effectively, leading to an often rapid accumulation of plaque and tartar. Large deposits of plaque and tartar increase your risk for cavities, decay and gum disease.
Misaligned teeth are not as adept at handling the daily pressures of biting and chewing. Over time, this can lead to tooth erosion, grinding and clenching. Eventually, your teeth could crack, loosen and even fall out. Straightening your teeth now is a great preventive measure to avoid more serious, costly dental problems down the line.
If your teeth are crooked, gapped, twisted, or otherwise out of alignment, please give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Santa Rosa dentist Amanda Delwiche, DDS to find out if Invisalign is right for you.