Invisalign Clear Braces
Do you look in the mirror and wish you could have a straight, beautiful smile? Maybe you've considered braces and decided that they just don't fit into your lifestyle.
A beautiful smile can be a real asset in many areas of life – social, personal, and professional. Having a smile you love can give you added confidence in all you do.
At Floresta Plaza Dental, our dentists offer a convenient alternative to the brackets and wires that come with traditional orthodontic treatment because we understand that having braces is not a sacrifice that everyone wants to make.
Invisalign, an innovative approach to achieving improved teeth alignment, uses clear aligners to achieve the same great results as traditional orthodontics.
How Invisalign Clear Braces Work
You will first have a comprehensive exam with either Dr. Ken Torres or Dr. Allea Paras Torres to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign works best for older teens and adults who wish to improve the appearance and comfort of their smiles.
Next, we will gather the information necessary to create your clear aligners. This includes photos, x-rays, and impressions to send off to our Invisalign dental lab, where they will create your custom clear aligner trays.
You should wear each set of Invisalign trays for about two to three weeks before switching to the next in the series. You should also wear them for most of the day – at least 20 to 22 hours. You can remove your aligners to eat your meals and clean your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
Clear aligners provide a number of benefits over traditional orthodontics:
- Smooth and comfortable
- Crystal clear (nearly invisible)
- Unrestricted diet
- Convenient for cleaning teeth
Your Invisalign aligner trays will not irritate your tissue inside your mouth, a common problem with bracket-and-wire orthodontics. We can also prevent staining and decay by scheduling regular dental cleaning appointments – an essential part of your dental care.
Caring for Your Aligner Trays
Heat can distort your aligner trays, so make sure to wash them using only recommended cleaners and lukewarm water. Don’t leave them inside your car or in the sun, which can damage them.
If you lose your aligners, let us know right away so we can provide a replacement or let you know if it is ok to move onto the next set.
Wearing a Retainer
As with all orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting and to protect your new smile.
Contact Us to Learn More about Invisalign
If you are in the Bay Area and would like to improve the appearance of your smile, contact our San Leandro dental office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists! We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.