By Brookside Dental Care
May 07, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

If your teeth are crooked, you might have wondered about orthodontic treatment. The team of dentists here at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Roger Lang, and Dr. Ravneet Nijjar, are proud to offer Invisalign to their patients who want to enhance the appearance and the health of their smiles. A few common questions about this orthodontic breakthrough are answered below.

How does Invisalign work?

Traditional braces gradually shift the teeth into the correct position through the manipulation of brackets and wires. Invisalign works in a similar way, but the clear plastic aligners are designed to put gentle, concentrated pressure on the teeth over a period of a week or two. After that, a new aligner is worn to reflect the changes made from the previous one. This process continues until your teeth are straight; typical Invisalign treatment time is a year to 18 months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

As you may already know, Invisalign offers people the chance for a straightened smile with flexible plastic aligners, similar to whitening trays, that are custom-made and nearly invisible. These aligners are designed to be removed for eating and drinking, offering you the unique opportunity to enjoy what you want while going through an orthodontic regimen. The aligners are also meant to be removed for cleaning, ensuring that your teeth are staying healthy during your Invisalign treatment.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign works for a variety of alignment issues, but keeping track of the aligners and remembering to wear them for most of the day is essential for a successful course of treatment. For these reasons, your Stockton dentist typically recommends Invisalign for patients over the age of 18. If you have any dental health issues, such as gum disease or cavities, those may need to be addressed before proceeding with Invisalign.

To schedule a consultation about Invisalign with Dr. Pritsky, Dr. Lang, or Dr. Nijjar, contact Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, at (209) 952-8804 for an appointment.

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