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Antioch CA Invisalign

 

Antioch CA Invisalign 

 

If you’re looking for straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign might be right for you. Invisalign is a system of teeth straighteners that relies upon clear plastic aligners to create tooth movement. Although moving teeth with removable clear aligners is not new, the computer program, which generates a series of aligners with small changes is completely innovative. The align technology used by Invisalign ensures that every orthodontic situation including mild to moderate spacing and overcrowding is fixed. Since these aligners are clear, they are virtually undetectable, easy to use, and comfortable to wear. Find out if you’re eligible for Invisalign today during your first consultation with us by clicking here.

 

How Invisalign Works

Once you’ve seen one of our Antioch, CA Invisalign dentists for a consultation appointment, you’ll be ready to start your journey to straighter teeth. Your doctor will first take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images, your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan to include the exact movements of your teeth and be able to tell you an approximate length of treatment.

 

You’ll receive sets of aligners that are meant for wear in 2 week intervals. You’ll only remove them while eating, brushing, drinking, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will begin to gradually shift until they have straightened to the final position that your doctor has prescribed.


You’ll need to visit our Antioch, CA dental office once every 6 weeks to check that your Invisalign orthodontic treatment is progressing smoothly. Although treatment depends on the individual, the average time is about 9 to 15 months with 18 to 30 aligners.

 

Tips For Invisalign® Treatment 

Invisalign® has now become the standard alternative to traditional metal braces for straightening teeth. Before Invisalign® was invented, wire braces were the only way to straighten teeth and restore smiles.

 

Although conventional braces are effective, they do have some side effects including gum pain, irritation, and easy visibility.

 

Invisalign® is viewed as a revelation for all patients who wanted to straighten their teeth discreetly since Invisalign® is invisible, more convenient and easier to wear.

 

If you currently wear Invisalign to straighten your teeth or are about to start treatment here are some great tips to make your treatment more effective:

 

Wear Invisalign For At Least 22 Hours Per day:

By wearing your Invisalign for the recommended 22 hours per day, you are helping to speed up your treatment. Patients that take their aligners out for several hours per day are delaying their treatment.

 

Keep Flossing Daily:

Flossing becomes much more important after you start to wear Invisalign as the aligners can trap food particles between the aligner and your teeth.

 

The Speaking Problem:

Many patients report some difficulty speaking properly for the first few days of treatment – this is normal and passes quickly. While many patients are inclined to remove the aligners during this period, you should keep them in as long as possible. Continuing to wear and adjust to your aligners is the best way to ‘cure’ this small issue.

 

Maintain & Care For Your Invisalign -:

If you take care of your Invisalign aligners, they will take care of you! Clean the trays with warm water and an antibacterial soap for better maintenance. Strictly avoid using toothpaste directly on the aligner as it can cause small holes in the plastic.

 

Maintaining Dental Visits:

You’ll need to visit our Antioch, CA dental office once every 6 weeks to check that your Invisalign orthodontic treatment is progressing smoothly. Although treatment depends on the individual, the average time is about 9 to 15 months with 18 to 30 aligners.

 

For more information about Antioch Invisalign, or to schedule an appointment please contact our office.