Do you have overcrowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth? Do you have malocclusion issues like overbites, underbites, or crossbites? Invisalign clear aligners from South OC Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Mission Viejo, California, are an excellent choice for you. This teeth straightening system uses transparent, removable trays to align smiles without metal wires and braces. Available for tweens, teens, and adults, Invisalign is ideal for patients seeking a comfortable, discreet, fast orthodontic system.
Invisalign has been helping people get straight smiles since 1997! In the early years, this orthodontic system would only treat mild issues. However, modern technology has made Invisalign more effective than traditional braces. When administered by an Invisalign-certified dentist like Dr. Chris Carter, Invisalign treatment can generate excellent results even for complex dental issues.
All potential Invisalign users must schedule a consultation with a certified dentist. Unlike make-to-order braces, Invisalign is a doctor-supervised treatment to ensure quality control from start to finish. During your consultation, we evaluate your bite, teeth, and overall health to ensure Invisalign is the best treatment for your case.
Invisalign uses 3D technology to create custom-designed trays. Most patients require about 18-30 trays, although you may need more or fewer depending on the case’s complexity and usage compliance. The Invisalign trays are worn for 10-14 days before switching to the next set in the series that moves your teeth closer to perfection. Moreover, you should wear clear braces 20-22 hours daily, removing them only when cleaning teeth or eating.
The biggest perk of Invisalign is its invisibility. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign trays are virtually undetectable when worn. This way, you can align your smile without anyone noticing. However, discreetness is hardly the only benefit of Invisalign.
The other pros include:
Once you begin using your aligners, you may experience mild pain and speech difficulties during the first few days. However, these inconveniences are temporary and will gradually subside as your teeth adjust to the aligner trays. Furthermore, they provide a reassuring indication that your aligners are indeed effective.
Invisalign trays are low maintenance, but in no way does this mean you neglect your appliances. Observe the simple steps below to keep your Invisalign trays looking their best.
Don’t let your misaligned smile keep you from expressing your true feelings.