Antioch, CA area patients ask what sets Invisalign apart from traditional braces
Antioch, CA area patients seeking a solution for their misaligned teeth are often afraid to speak to a dentist about achieving a straighter smile. They may fear the idea of using traditional braces and covering their smile with metal brackets and wires for months, even years. Thankfully, there have been a number of amazing advances in dental care and orthodontics which now allow a traditional dentist the opportunity to straighten a patient’s smile without the use of unsightly metal. At East Bay Dental Care, we are proud to offer patients the chance to enjoy the discreet treatment with Invisalign orthodontics.
Many patients are curious to learn how Invisalign orthodontics work. The entire treatment is done with removable plastic aligner trays that are made of professional-grade clear plastic. These trays are fabricated using precise digitized impressions of the natural teeth at the beginning of the treatment and by determining the final alignment of the teeth. The trays help in slowly positioning these teeth accordingly with patients wearing each tray in the series for two weeks at a time before progressing to the next one. The number of trays in a patient’s Invisalign series will vary depending on the severity of their malocclusion.
Patients can use Invisalign not only to improve the alignment of the teeth in the front of the smile but also to address poor bite alignment. Crossbites, underbites, and overbites can all be improved with the use of Invisalign orthodontics. This revolutionary treatment has completely changed the way patients look at orthodontic work. It is important, however, for patients to understand that compliance is key in achieving the desired results. Patients need to wear their trays day and night, with the only exception being the removal of the trays for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
At East Bay Dental Care, we want to help patients in the Antioch, CA area achieve the smile of their dreams! Contact us today by calling (925) 777-1719 and scheduling an appointment with our front office. We gladly accept new and existing patients into our state-of-the-art dental facility conveniently located at 5157 Lone Tree Way.