Did you know we have a cosmetic alternative to metal braces? If you have crooked, overlapping, or crowded teeth, then you may need orthodontics, but we can offer this treatment with a series of a clear and comfortable aligners. In today’s blog, your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist is looking at the benefits of the Invisalign® system.
Creating a Series of Custom Aligners
We want to make sure your clear orthodontics not only provide treatment with precision, but that they also fit perfectly and comfortably. Which means each one is custom-made based on a series of detailed digital impressions and images we take of your smile. These images allow our team to design and fabricate the aligners. The acrylic we use them for them doesn’t cause the same cheek and gum irritation that metal braces do, and is also nearly invisible.
How the Invisalign® System Works
When you receive your aligners, you start by wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them for brief periods. After about two weeks, you will move on to the next in the series. Over the total course of treatment, each set helps move the teeth closer and closer to their optimal positions. The amount of time you will need to wear them depends on the cause and extent of your misalignment. For some, as little as a year is needed, but others, especially teen patients, may need up to 18 months. Not only does treatment improve the beauty of your smile, but correcting misalignment has been shown to lower the risks of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding).
Removing Your Aligners
Another aspect that makes Invisalign® different is the fact that you can actually remove them. Before you eat, take out your aligners, and then put them back in after your meal. As a result, you don’t have to avoid certain foods the way you would if you have metal braces. Being removable also makes brushing and flossing your teeth much easier, as you don’t have to work around braces. Better care means a lower risk of cavities, gum disease, and even teeth stains during your treatment. If you have any questions about correcting poor alignment with Invisalign®, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Any Questions About Improving Smile Alignment?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile without using metal brackets or wires, but instead clear braces. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist right away by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.