Invisalign at Sierra Dental Health: Invisible Process, Striking Results
Everyone wants a great smile, but most people don’t want to get braces. Fortunately, at Sierra Dental Health in Fontana, Ca, we offer a modern alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign produces clear aligners that fit over your teeth and slowly straighten your smile. However, unlike braces, they’re invisible.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can be a perfect solution for most people, but there are certain cases where Invisalign might not be the best solution. Aligners are custom designed for a tight fit, so they won’t work well on a child’s teeth that are still growing and developing. Also, people who have extreme overbites, underbites, or crossbites may need more complex orthodontics treatment. If you need orthodontics treatment and are interested in Invisalign, we’ll examine your mouth and let you know if we think you are a good candidate.
How Does it Work?
Before we begin your treatment, our expert dental team will take x-rays of your mouth and examine your bite. We’ll use that information to develop a plan for correcting your teeth, and we’ll fit you for several different aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a patented, clear plastic material that is made exclusively for Invisalign treatment. These aligners fit tightly over your teeth, but you remove them when you’re brushing, flossing, or eating. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to your teeth until they’re at their intended position, and you’ll normally get a new aligner every few weeks.
The amount of time your treatment takes will vary depending on how much your teeth need to be moved. The more crooked your teeth are, or more misaligned your bite is, the longer your treatment will take. Invisalign treatment typically takes anywhere from 10 to 24 months.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners look better than traditional braces, but that’s not the only benefit to choosing Invisalign for your orthodontics treatment. Since aligners can be removed, you’ll be able to brush and floss more effectively than with braces. Thus, it will be easier to maintain better overall oral health.
If you want a straight smile without having to get braces, you can schedule an appointment with us, and we’ll let you know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign aligners. You can give us a call or make an appointment online now, and we’ll look forward to seeing you at our office.