When you look into the mirror, are you happy with your smile? Does it radiate the confidence you feel over your appearance or are you more inclined to cover your mouth when you laugh? Many people are unsatisfied with or even embarrassed by the appearance of their smile due to teeth that are crooked, misaligned, or gapped and are turning to Invisalign clear braces for help.
Invisalign orthodontics is a convenient alternative to traditional braces that aligns teeth without the look or feel of metal. Custom-made from advanced digital software, Invisalign clear aligners can often straighten teeth in less time when compared with conventional metal braces. If you have been searching for a viable solution to straightening your teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Allred of Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA invites you to read on to discover the advantages of choosing Invisalign clear braces for your smile.
Common Reasons for Orthodontic Care:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Developmental or genetic concerns
- Open bite or gapped teeth
- Misaligned bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite)
- Relapse after previous orthodontic treatment
Why Are Patients Choosing Invisalign?
More and more adults, teens, and even tweens are choosing Invisalign clear braces to straighten their teeth for the array of advantages this modern orthodontics solution offers. When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign affords increased convenience, comfort, and discretion. (However, traditional metal braces are still ideal in a number of cases.) Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners made of smooth plastic material to straighten teeth in a nearly invisible way.
Since aligners can be removed before eating and when necessary to brush and floss, there are no dietary limitations or struggles when it comes to keeping the teeth clean. Invisalign teeth straightening aligners are customized to fit securely yet comfortably and do not irritate or poke the soft tissues of the mouth. With Invisalign clear braces, San Marcos, CA patients can straighten their teeth in a discreet, comfortable way — and without having to worry about the challenges or appearance of metal brackets and wires.
How Does Invisalign for Teeth Straightening Work?
Invisalign straightens teeth and improves orthodontic conditions through a series of custom-made mouth aligners. Each individual aligner set is designed to apply gentle yet specific force to the teeth in order to gradually guide them into their correct positions. Clear aligners are generally worn for 1 – 2 weeks before being changed out for the next set in the treatment series. Aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours each day, but can be easily removed from the mouth to allow for normal eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing activities.
Dr. Allred personalizes Invisalign teeth straightening treatment plans for each patient to help meet individual needs and generate desired smile results. The following is a general overview of what to expect during the Invisalign clear braces treatment process:
During the initial treatment consultation, our team at Allred Dental will take digital images of your teeth and jaw and easy, digital impressions of your upper and lower arches. This information is transmitted to our computer system that assists Dr. Allred in creating your ideal treatment plan. Your images, impressions, and specific treatment information will be forwarded to a special Invisalign lab, where your custom aligner trays will be fabricated.
Active Treatment Phase
Once your aligners arrive in our San Marcos, CA dental office, we will schedule you to come in to receive your clear braces and review instructions on how to wear, clean, and maintain them. Dr. Allred will let you know how long each set should be worn before moving onto the next in line. To monitor your progress, our team will have you visit with Dr. Allred for a quick evaluation every couple of months, until the active phase of your treatment is complete and your teeth have reached their final location.
Digital impressions of your newly aligned teeth will be taken after you have finished wearing your final set of aligners. These impressions will be used to make your orthodontic retainer, which will be crafted from the same material as your clear aligner trays. Wearing your retainer exactly as recommended by Dr. Allred can help ensure your teeth stay straight and minimize the chance of a relapse in positioning. You will then be ready to begin enjoying the incredible benefits of having straight teeth.
Benefits of Straight Teeth:
- Easier to brush and floss
- Increased oral comfort
- Enhanced smile aesthetics
- Boost in self-confidence
- Reduced risk of tooth decay
- Reduced risk of gum disease
- Improved oral function (eating and speaking)
Experience the Confidence of a Straight Smile
A straight smile portrays a look of confidence, attractiveness, and health. If crooked teeth or misaligned teeth are keeping you from feeling great about your smile, it may be time to find a convenient, effective solution. Invisalign teeth straightening offers a convenient and comfortable way to improve the health and appearance of your smile, without the awkwardness of metal braces. Dr. Jeffrey Allred has helped many patients straighten their smiles with this clear aligner solution and is ready to do the same for you. To learn if you are a good candidate for Invisalign orthodontics, get in touch with Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA today. We look forward to helping you enjoy the confidence of a straight smile!