Invisalign

Invisalign Corona Del Mar

Invisalign is a proprietary type of orthodontic device that consists of a customized set of clear aligners that are made just for you in a dental lab. If you would like straighter teeth for cosmetic or functional reasons but do not want the conspicuous look of traditional braces, Invisalign may be a good choice for you.

Clear Aligners

When you get Invisalign braces, your dentist will start by taking X-rays, digital pictures, and impressions of your upper and lower jaws. This will enable the dental lab to make your customized clear aligners. Depending on your type and level of malocclusion, you may receive 24 or more aligners. They are worn all day and night except for when you eat or brush or floss your teeth. The aligners fit over your teeth and are not noticeable when you speak or smile. No adhesive is needed to keep them in place.

Invisalign Treatment Plans

Once your dentist has determined your level of malocclusion, you will work together to make an Invisalign treatment plan. About every two weeks, you will swap out aligners since each new one makes a small adjustment to the position of your teeth. Because the aligners are smooth, you will not experience some of the side effects of traditional braces adjustments like soreness. Your dentist may take occasional X-rays to check on the progress of your treatment. You will also need to continue with good oral hygiene and professional dental cleanings.

Who Can Use Invisalign

If your jaws have completed growing and are at their adult size, you may be a candidate for Invisalign orthodontic care. It’s most effective in adults with minor orthodontic problems. You should also be prepared to attend regular dental checkups throughout the treatment program.

Contact the office of Barbara Mallone, DDS today to learn more about Invisalign.

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