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By Omni Dental
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignAre you interested in straightening your teeth but aren't sure if you're ready to commit to wearing metal braces for a few years? Invisalign just may change your mind about improving your smile. San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh help their patients make over their smiles with Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a wire-free orthodontic system that straightens your teeth using removable aligner trays. The trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic, which makes them practically invisible. Your San Diego dentist designs your trays using a 3-D image of your mouth produced with innovative CAD-CAM technology. Invisalign trays improve the position of your teeth by exerting constant pressure that gradually realigns them. You'll wear each set in the series for two weeks, then swap them for the next set in the series.

What advantages does the Invisalign system offer?

Invisalign offers a few benefits that traditional metal or ceramic braces don't, such as:

  • Improved Appearance: You'll never feel self-conscious about your smile when you wear Invisalign aligners. The trays don't draw attention to your teeth and offer a more subtle straightening option.
  • Versatility: Although Invisalign aligner trays are most effective if you wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day, you can take them out occasionally without affecting the course of your treatment. Whether you've planned a special night on the town or are participating in your favorite sport, it's not a problem to remove your trays for a few hours.
  • No Food Restrictions: People who wear traditional braces may have to avoid popcorn, gum, gummy treats, raw carrots, and other foods while they straighten their teeth, but you don't have to worry about food restrictions if you choose Invisalign. You'll take your trays out before meals and can eat anything you want. Although you can drink water when you wear your aligners, it's best to take them out before drinking other beverages to avoid stains.
  • No Change to Your Oral Hygiene Regimen: Your trays are also removed before brushing and flossing and don't require any changes to your usual routine.

Upgrade your smile with Invisalign! Call San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh at (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment