Invisalign offers convenient and customized options for adults and teens who want a better smile. A modern advancement in orthodontics, Invisalign is a clear tray solution that is transforming smiles without the need for traditional metal braces. Invisalign's aligner-based orthodontic option is giving adults and teenagers a cosmetically "invisible" way to straighten misaligned, crooked, or slightly gapped teeth. Are your teeth separated by spaces, overcrowded, or out of alignment? These issues could be standing in the way of enjoying an attractive, confident smile. Dr. Jeffrey Allred offers this innovative orthodontic solution to help improve the appearance of your smile and your overall oral health.
Allred Dental is a state-of-the-art dentist office in San Marcos, CA. With an in-house dental laboratory, the latest dental equipment, and customized cosmetic treatments like Invisalign, Dr. Jeffrey Allred offers his patients progressive solutions to meet their dental needs. At Allred Dental, a patient's overall dental health and general happiness about how they look are top priorities. Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet way to straighten crooked teeth without anyone having to know. Here is a closer look at how Invisalign can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Addressing dental issues with Invisalign
Invisalign offers adults and teens in the San Marcos area a more convenient, faster, and more comfortable way to have the smile they want. Invisalign is ideal for several different orthodontic conditions and can improve both the function and appearance of the teeth. Clear aligners or trays gently put pressure on the teeth, causing gradual movement. The trays, unlike metal braces, can be removed before eating and daily brushing. The clear aligners are virtually undetectable and are often worn without others noticing. In most cases, Invisalign can provide the same orthodontic results as traditional braces, but without the appearance, discomfort, and hygiene challenges that can happen with metal braces.
How does Invisalign work?
For each patient, a series of customized aligner trays are created from digital impressions taken of the lower and upper arches. These individual Invisalign mouth trays are computer-generated and highly precise on the incremental pressure each will apply throughout treatment. Even though traditional orthodontics may still be the best option for some patients in the San Marcos area, Invisalign can help straighten teeth and correct specific orthodontic issues such as:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Slight overbite, underbite, or crossbite
The benefits of Invisalign
Patients who don't treat certain orthodontic issues can incur more dental problems down the road. Correcting a bite alignment can improve how the teeth function and even allow individuals to chew their food more appropriately. Crooked or overcrowded teeth can be subject to more cavities, even wearing down individual teeth, which can then crack or break. TMJ treatment or tooth restoration may become necessary if specific orthodontic issues are left unresolved. Straight teeth are easier to floss, brush, and maintain, which allows patients better overall oral health. Invisalign treatments with an experienced, qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Allred can be an excellent option for aligning your teeth and getting the beautiful smile you deserve.
Invisalign 20 hours a day
Twenty hours is the daily required minimum for Invisalign trays to be effective and efficient. It may seem like a lot, but in the end, you will be rewarded with a gorgeous smile. Even though Invisalign aligners need to be in place at least 20 hours a day, they still offer additional advantages as a more advanced option over orthodontics. The trays are easy to remove and clean. They are comfortable to wear and don't cause any soft tissue irritation on the inside of the mouth. There are also no dietary restrictions with Invisalign like with traditional braces. After treatment, patients have a reduced risk of gum disease or cavities, along with obtaining a well-balanced smile. After treatment has been completed, you will receive a retainer to wear at night to keep your new smile intact.
Want to know if you are a candidate?
Are you wondering if you are the right candidate for the Invisalign "invisible braces" experience? If you have minor to moderate orthodontic issues like misaligned or crooked teeth, even small gaps that make you feel self-conscious, you could be a candidate for Invisalign. Consulting with qualified dental professional Dr. Jeffrey Allred is the first step in attaining the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign is a convenient, comfortable, and transparent way to have a healthy, attractive smile.
If you want straighter, healthier teeth without the hassle of traditional braces, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Allred at Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA. Dr. Allred will go over the advanced Invisalign system in more detail and create a customized plan to start you on the journey to a better smile.