Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that allows dentists to correct problems such as misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, and bite issues over several months with an invisible aligner tray system. Unlike traditional orthodontics that uses metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign orthodontic treatment allows patients to wear removable, clear aligners on their teeth.
Invisalign orthodontic treatment starts with a consultation and three-dimensional re-creation of your current smile and the smile you want. By using this technology, a set of clear aligners are created specifically for you. Each aligner is worn for a two to three week period, and is switched out regularly to slowly adjust teeth. Aligners are worn during the day, and are removed in order to eat, drink, and clean. Compliance is the key to Invisalign orthodontic treatment working for patients.
Treatment can take anywhere from six months to over a year, depending on the severity of your misalignment and bite issues. They are the perfect alternative to traditional braces for teens and adults who dread the idea of unattractive, metal brackets and wires adorning their smile for months or even years. The fact that they are removable makes them easier to care for, and their clear nature makes them hard to detect by others. The days of “brace-face” are far behind us, now that we have the state-of-the-art technology and techniques to address cosmetic changes to our smiles.
Dr. Hawkins of Pure Gold Dental in Redlands is able to provide Invisalign for patients that can benefit from this particular orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, Invisalign may be a great orthodontic treatment to address cosmetic concerns and changes to your teeth. Call today to schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, and get on the road to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!