At Pacific Coast Dentistry, we are proud to offer Invisalign to patients looking to straighten their smiles. This modern orthodontic treatment does not require metal brackets, wires, or rubber bands. Instead, it uses clear aligners that are custom-crafted to fit the patient’s teeth to progressively move the teeth into their proper positions.
Patients wear each set of aligners for two weeks. They then move on to the next set when the teeth are ready for the next phase of movements. The total duration of the treatment depends on the patient’s specific misalignment issues. The average case takes approximately one year to complete.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can eat and drink whatever they choose throughout treatment. Additionally, there are no restrictions for athletic events, playing musical instruments, etc. Since the aligners are clear, they also allow patients to feel less self-conscious about their appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign clear aligners are not as visible as traditional metal braces. They are also removable, making it easier to brush and floss your teeth and eat the foods you want to eat during treatment.
Patients who choose Invisalign over braces generally do so because of their discreet appearance. They are clear and can hardly be seen by others. This appeals to teens and adults who do not want to hide their smiles while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Another significant benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they are removable, meaning you can take them out when you eat, brush your teeth, or even play sports or an instrument. However, you will need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day to see the best results.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to shift your teeth into their ideal alignment gradually. The aligners are custom-made just for you using 3D imaging technology. You wear each aligner for a predetermined time before moving on to the next one in the series.
Invisalign treatment is especially effective for patients with mild to moderate misalignment and bite problems. We will assess your candidacy during your initial consultation at our practice. We will develop a personalized treatment plan if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Typically, the treatment takes about one year to complete but can also take less time. The treatment duration mainly depends on the amount of orthodontic correction needed.
For more information about this state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment, visit Pacific Coast Dentistry at 143 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446, or call (805) 226-8126. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you determine if Invisalign is the right option for improving the health and appearance of your smile.