By Brookside Dental Care
November 21, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Not many people are lucky enough to have perfectly straight teeth. If you do, then you are a rarity. However, if you are like millions of others that have misaligned or crooked teeth, then you may be considering your treatment options. When people think of braces they often worry about large metal brackets taking over their mouth, but now there are alternatives for straightening your teeth more discreetly. One option is Invisalign, and you can get it just by visiting your Stockton dentist.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that look a bit like teeth whitening trays. Each aligner is customized to fit your smile to help shift teeth into their proper alignment.

What is the process like?

First your Stockton dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create 3D images. Using these images, we will create a unique treatment plan that includes which teeth should move and the exact movements. We will also give you the projected length of your treatment. These clear aligners are specifically designed based on the treatment plan we’ve created for you.

Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, after which you will wear a new set of tighter aligners that will help move your treatment along. Each aligner will slowly shift your teeth into place. During this time you will also have dental checkups to make sure everything is going smoothly. This will happen every six weeks or less.

What does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can be used to treat overcrowding, gaps between teeth, crooked or protruding teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites or even an open bite.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The biggest benefit of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. That means that no one will be able to tell you are wearing them. Also, because these braces are custom-made for your smile, you’ll enjoy a comfortable fit that won’t bother your cheeks or gums.

Since Invisalign can be removed you also aren’t restricted during mealtimes. Unlike with traditional braces, you can just remove your clear aligners before eating. Just make sure to brush before putting your Invisalign back in. Also, since it’s removable you don’t have to worry about it getting in the way of your brushing and flossing routine. It can easily fit into any patient’s lifestyle.

Will my insurance cover Invisalign treatment in Stockton?

Good news! Many dental plans will cover a portion of your orthodontic treatment. Talk to your dental insurance provider or your Stockton dentist about whether Invisalign is covered under your plan.

If you are tired of waiting around for that perfect smile, Invisalign can promise you the results you are looking for without the metal mouth. Call us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation and let’s get you on your way to straighter teeth.

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