If you're an adult with crooked teeth, you might believe it's too late for braces. You might also be wary of how you'd look with "metal mouth." Invisalign, a revolutionary orthodontic system offered by your Pleasant Hill, CA family dentist is changing the "face" of braces by being inconspicuous and removable! Learn more about how Dr. Michael Huguet, Dr. Mariangela Verano and Dr. Tran Hoang use this amazing treatment that's designed to straighten adults' teeth clearly and comfortably!
What is Invisalign?
Similar to traditional metal braces, the Invisalign trays, called aligners, straighten the teeth by putting concentrated pressure on the teeth that need adjustment. However, Invisalign's aligners are transparent, flexible and made from plastic. They are worn between 20 and 22 hours a day; they're removed for eating and cleaning. Each aligner is worn for a set period of time, then changed out for the next one in a series that usually averages between twenty and thirty aligners. Your Pleasant Hill dentist will determine how many aligners you will need to straighten your smile.
Why is Invisalign better for adults?
While traditional metal braces are still widely used, many adults are unhappy with the way these braces change their entire appearance and announce to the world that they're undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign, however, makes straightening your teeth an inconspicuous but comfortable process. The aligners are lightweight and do not require periodic adjustments or "tightening" - just switching out the aligner for the next in the series is all you need to do. Invisalign also makes eating a simple process; there's no need to avoid the foods you love for fear they'll become stuck in your wires and brackets. Simply remove your aligners and enjoy your meals! The removable aspect of Invisalign also makes cleaning a breeze.
Invisalign's benefits are anything but invisible! Contact Michael E. Huguet, DDS & Associates in Pleasant Hill, CA for a consultation about Invisalign today.