Invisalign In San Ramon, CA
Metal braces aren't the only way to straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign, a discreet orthodontic treatment offered by your San Ramon, CA, San Ramon Family Dental can help you makeover your smile.
How Invisalign works
All orthodontic treatment methods, including Invisalign, use pressure to gradually realign teeth. Traditional braces use wires threaded through brackets on the teeth to apply pressure, while the Invisalign system relies on clear aligner trays worn over your teeth. The trays are made using a computerized 3D model of your teeth created by combining digital X-rays, photographs and impressions during your first Invisalign visit at the San Ramon, CA, dental office.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Invisalign may be an excellent choice for if you:
- Aren't happy with your smile: Invisalign is a good option if you have crooked teeth, gaps between teeth or have a mild to moderate bite problem.
- Want a more subtle way to improve your smile: Your clear Invisalign trays fit snugly over your teeth and blend in with your smile. In fact, your friends and acquaintances may not even realize that you're straightening your teeth.
- Can commit to the wearing schedule: For best results, you'll need to wear your aligner trays 22 hours per day on most days. You'll receive a series of trays and will wear each tray for about two weeks.
- Don't want to change your routine: You won't need to avoid certain foods or buy new dental tools when you choose Invisalign. Since you'll remove your trays before eating or drinking, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages. Your oral hygiene routine won't need to be changed either. After you take out your trays, you'll brush and floss, rinse your trays, then put them back in your mouth.
- Prefer a little flexibility: Unlike traditional braces, your aligner trays can be removed occasionally for a few hours. If you're planning to attend a wedding, prom or another special event, feel free to leave your aligners at home. Do you play sports? Your mouthguard won't fit comfortably over your aligner trays. Fortunately, it's perfectly fine to remove your trays while you play or practice.