Everyone wants straight teeth, but many people hesitate about getting orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear metal braces. The dental professionals at Insight Dentistry offer Invisalign® as a more comfortable and convenient alternative for straightening their teeth. To learn more about how Invisalign can improve your orthodontic experience, schedule a consultation at Insight Dentistry’s clinic in Ventura, California, today by calling the office or booking online.
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art system of orthodontics that straightens your smile without any uncomfortable and unsightly metal wires and brackets. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners made from smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic to improve your alignment.
Your aligners are designed from an impression of your smile, so they fit snugly on your teeth and exert a small but gradual amount of pressure that gently pushes them into proper alignment.
Invisalign treats nearly all of the same conditions as braces, including:
You can also get Invisalign for purely cosmetic reasons, as well. Some people use it to just generally straighten their teeth.
First, the team at Insight Dentistry makes a virtual model of your smile by taking an impression with an iTero scanner. They use that virtual model to map out all of the steps your teeth need to take in order to move into a better alignment, then fabricate a series of clear, plastic aligners.
You wear your aligners as often as possible (at least 20 - 22 hours per day), but you can take them out when you need to eat, brush, or floss. You wear each set for around two weeks before moving on to the next set in your series. Each aligner builds on the results of the one that came before it, continuing to push your teeth gradually into the correct formation.
Once you finish your series of aligners, your teeth will have arrived in a perfect alignment, giving you a smile that functions great and looks even better.
Invisalign is a newer, more modern orthodontic solution than braces, and therefore has a few advantages when it comes to your experience, like:
Your aligners are made from smooth flexible plastic, so they’re comfortable in your mouth. They won’t aggravate your soft tissues, unlike metal wires and brackets.
Unlike braces, your aligners are removable. You can take them out whenever you eat, brush, or floss, which means that you won’t have to alter your diet during your treatment or invest in special tools in order to keep your teeth clean.
Invisalign’s aligners are clear and virtually disappear from sight when you put them on your teeth. With Invisalign, you won’t have to endure the mouthful-of-metal look in order to straighten your smile.
Treatment with Invisalign is not only easier than treatment with braces, but in most cases, it’s actually quicker, too.
Start straightening your smile today and book an Invisalign consultation with Insight dentistry by phone or online.