Invisalign® offers a revolutionary technique to straighten your teeth more comfortably and discreetly. The virtually invisible teeth aligners used for Invisalign® treatments are clear, removable, and unlike traditional metal braces in almost every way. Our Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Megan Dietz, offers these clear aligners as a way to improve the appearance of your teeth without the discomfort and self-consciousness associated with other orthodontic procedures.
Benefits of Invisalign®
For patients who are looking to correct crooked or crowded teeth without the pain and aesthetic unpleasantness of traditional metal braces, Invisalign® could be the perfect solution. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear aligners that are customized to fit your teeth. The aligners can be removed while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Invisalign® aligners are known to be much more comfortable than traditional braces. Plus, other orthodontic treatments may achieve optimal results, but typically require more trips to the dentist for maintenance and adjustments.
The Invisalign® Process
To begin the Invisalign® process, our doctors will develop a customized treatment plan by taking impressions of your teeth. Based on these intricate impressions, the aligners will be crafted as a series of trays that you will take home with you. Each set of aligners will be worn for two weeks, and then you move on to the next in the series. The aligners are slightly modified between each set to allow for a gradual movement of your teeth into a more desirable position. Most patients are able to achieve the best results after 9 to 15 months. While Invisalign® clear teeth aligners are removable, it’s recommended that you wear them as much as possible throughout the day.
Our team will periodically follow-up with you to ensure your Invisalign® aligners are working properly. With Invisalign®, you can achieve straighter teeth and an even more beautiful smile without everyone knowing you are undergoing treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign®, please contact our office at Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry today.