Posts for: December, 2016
Overhauling your smile with orthodontic treatment can change both the way you look and the way you feel. Many patients avoid orthodontic care due to traditional braces’ metal wires and brackets being more obvious than they are comfortable with. Luckily, alternative, more subtle options like Invisalign can provide you with a straighter smile and corrected bite without the need for metal in your mouth. Learn more about Invisalign with Omni Dental in San Diego, CA.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Patients who use Invisalign eliminate the need for metal wires and brackets. Invisalign’s clear aligner trays blend into your natural look and make straightening your smile a breeze. Simply pop in a new aligner tray every two weeks until treatment ends. Remove the trays to eat and perform your oral care routine. Invisalign will not require you to avoid certain foods or add any extra steps other than rinsing the trays with water into your daily routine.
Invisalign and Your Smile
Invisalign treats the same things as traditional braces, including:
- cross bite
- open bite
- under crowding
A good candidate for Invisalign should be over the age of 12 and someone who wishes to improve the appearance and functionality of their smile. Since the trays are removable, it is also necessary to have a strong commitment to wearing the trays the recommended 22 hours a day. In addition to actually wearing the trays, patients should commit to a healthy oral care routine involving brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once, alongside seeing their orthodontist for regular check-ups throughout treatment.
Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment in San Diego, CA
Invisalign begins with a consultation and a 3D model of your mouth. Your dentist will send the model to Invisalign’s laboratory where the technicians will create a video showing you the path on which your teeth will move throughout treatment. The laboratory only creates your aligner trays after you and your orthodontist approve the video. When the completed trays return to your dentist’s office, your treatment will begin. The trays come in a series worn one after another until the end of treatment.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA. Call (619) 224-5000 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!