Would you like to correct your overbite or crooked smile but don't like the idea of wearing metal braces? Thanks to Invisalign, a fairly recent orthodontic innovation, it's possible to realign your smile discreetly. Pleasant Hill, CA, dentists Dr. Michael Huguet, Dr. Mariangela Verano and Dr. Tran Hoang explain how the Invisalign system can change your smile.
Orthodontic treatment without wires
Clear aligner trays do the work of wires and brackets in the Invisalign system. The aligners look a little like the mouthguards you may have worn to play sports and are worn over bottom and top teeth. Unlike mouthguards, the clear Invisalign aligner trays aren't bulky and fit over your teeth snugly.
Before you receive your first set of trays, you'll visit the Pleasant Hill, CA, office of Drs. Huguet, Verano and Hoang for a picture taking session. Images of your mouth will be combined with X-rays and a digital impression of your mouth to create a computerized 3-D image of your teeth. The dentists use the image to create a series of trays that will correct your orthodontic issues. Each set of trays is worn for two weeks and is designed to accomplish a specific goal.
Invisalign can change the way you feel about braces
Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic and are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. For best results, you'll need to wear your trays at least 22 hours per day. You can remove them when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth. There's no flexibility whatsoever when you wear metal or ceramic braces. If you plan to attend a special event, you can't just leave your braces at home. The ability to remove Invisalign trays for a few hours when necessary is one thing that many patients particularly enjoy.
Invisalign provides clear benefits when you want to straighten your smile. Call Pleasant Hill, CA, dentists Dr. Michael Huguet, Dr. Mariangela Verano and Dr. Tran Hoang at (925) 945-6204 to schedule an appointment to learn if Invisalign is a good option for you.