Posts for tag: Invisalign

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.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Available from the Stockton, CA, office of Drs. Alexander Pritsky, Ravneet Nijjar, and Robert Lang, Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses removable clear aligners made of polyurethane plastic. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is invisible and removable, making it a great option for those who are looking for a more discreet orthodontic option. Read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!

More about Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners apply controlled pressure to teeth to move them into their proper position. Made of flexible plastic material, these aligners fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth and are crafted using computer software. You will wear these trays, or aligners, for a minimum of 20 hours per day, only needing to take them off while you eat or brush your teeth.

You get a new set every two weeks to continue the gradual movement of teeth until they are correctly aligned.

One of the many advantages of Invisalign is that they're not cemented or bonded to teeth. This removability makes oral care simple and removes any need for food restrictions.

Aligner for Teens

While this dental treatment is primarily for adults, Invisalign can be right for some older teenagers. Modern-day technology addresses several issues teenagers used to have with the invisible aligners:

  1. The first issue was getting teenagers to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Invisalign for teenagers solved this problem by creating “compliance indicators” on the aligners themselves. Compliance indicators are colored dots that fade over time as aligners are worn in the mouth to ensure teenagers are following the plan.
  2. The second issue is that teenagers' teeth are still eruption so “eruption tabs” are built-in. These tabs hold space for teeth that have yet to erupt.

Interested? Give our Stockton office a call

Invisalign is a great treatment method to improve your smile. If you're interested, just call Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, at (209) 952-8804 today!

By Brookside Dental Care
June 24, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignDo you want a straight smile? You probably think there is only one way to get it, with brackets and wires. The truth is, you can achieve a straight smile more comfortably and easily than you’ve ever thought possible, without wearing brackets and wires. You now have another option; it’s called Invisalign! Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Ravneet Otal, and Dr. Emil Tanase at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, offer a full range of dental services including Invisalign to give you the smile you deserve.

Conventional brackets and wires can be unsightly and uncomfortable, giving you a smile filled with metal. Invisalign is different, using a system of clear plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign aligners offer you many benefits that brackets and wires don’t. With Invisalign, you will enjoy:

  • Discreet treatment, because Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, which makes them virtually invisible when you wear them
  • Comfortable treatment, because there are no sharp metal parts to irritate your cheeks, tongue, or soft tissue
  • Quick treatment, because you can have a straight smile in as little as 9 to 15 months with Invisalign

When you choose Invisalign, you’ve chosen a strong, effective orthodontic solution for alignment problems like these:

  • Overlapped or gapped teeth
  • Crowded or poorly-aligned teeth
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Open bite or crossbite

When you receive your first set of aligners, you wear them for 2 weeks. Then you move on to a new set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks. You move up to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks until your treatment is complete at 9 to 15 months. During your treatment period, you will visit your Stockton, CA, dentist every few weeks for monitoring and adjustments.

You deserve a straight, beautiful smile without suffering to achieve it. Now, thanks to Invisalign you can have the straight smile without the hassles of brackets and wires. To find out more about the benefits of revolutionary Invisalign, call (209) 952-8804 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pritsky, Dr. Otal, or Dr. Tanase at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, today!

By Brookside Dental Care
November 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Invisalign may be exactly what you’ve been looking for to get your dream smile.invisalign

We are going to give it to you straight: studies have found that those with crooked teeth weren’t perceived to be as successful as their straighter-smile counterparts. That’s right; whether it’s in the dating world or professional world, people with straighter smiles were considered more successful, smarter and more popular. So, is it time to straighten your smile? Our Stockton, CA, dentists, Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Ravneet Nijjar and Dr. Emil Tanase, can help!

What is Invisalign?

By now, you’ve probably read articles or seen Invisalign advertised on TV. Perhaps this information was what piqued your interest about this unique orthodontic system.

Invisalign uses a series of nearly invisible medical-grade plastic aligners, which are customized to your specific treatment plan and designed to move your teeth into their proper position over time. The number of aligners you will need to wear will depend on several factors including the severity of the issue or issues you want to fix.

What will my daily life be like with Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great option for older teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth but worry that braces will negatively impact their lives. Our Stockton general dentists are here to tell you that Invisalign will not hinder your daily routine.

While there is always an adjustment period with any new dental treatment, these aligners are removable which means that you won’t have to change your diet or change how you brush and floss. Your day-to-day routine can remain the same.

Of course, it’s important that you wear your aligners as much as possible. Aim for wearing your aligners about 22 hours each day. While it’s okay to remove them before mealtimes or before oral care, ideally you should be wearing them the rest of the day. Each aligner is worn for about one to two weeks, after which it is replaced with the next set of tighter aligners in your treatment plan.

Are you ready to find out whether Invisalign is the treatment for you? If so, then it’s time you called Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, to schedule your initial consultation. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your treatment options for a healthier smile.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

With all of the options and decisions that go into straightening your smile, choosing the best orthodontic treatment option for you can be invisaligna daunting task. However, your Stockton, CA, dentists can help you find the answers to your questions and get you started on a journey to a beautiful smile. Learn about Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, with Brookside Dental Care.

Is Invisalign right for me? 
Most patients over the age of 12 who wish to improve their bite and straighten their smile may benefit from Invisalign. As an Invisalign patient, you must have a strong commitment to wearing your trays for at least 22 hours a day. Failing to wear your trays for the proper amount of time results in longer treatment times or other complications. Additionally, Invisalign patients should have or be willing to adopt a strong at-home oral care routine involving both brushing and flossing to keep their teeth healthy and clean throughout treatment.

What does Invisalign treat? 
Invisalign treats the same problems as traditional braces, including:

  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite
  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowded teeth
  • under crowded teeth

If you have misaligned teeth or if your jaw does not line up properly, Invisalign can help you get a smile and bite that is both functional and beautiful. Consult your orthodontist at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, to determine if Invisalign is your best orthodontic treatment option.

Invisalign Orthodontic Care in Stockton, CA 
Invisalign’s process begins with your dentist taking a state-of-the-art, 3D model of your mouth. This model gives Invisalign’s laboratory a basis to begin the design of your trays. It also allows for a completely natural fit since the lab customizes each tray for you. Before receiving your ready-to-wear aligner trays, the laboratory sends your dentist a video showing the route on which your teeth will move throughout the treatment process. After approval, you will receive your aligner trays. You will wear each tray for about two weeks. After two weeks, you will wear the next tray in the series, switching them out until the end of treatment.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Ravneet Nijjar or Dr. Emil Tanase at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA. Call (209) 952-8804 to schedule your consultation with your dentist today!