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By Michael E. Huguet DDS
September 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

If you want to treat your malaligned teeth, but metal braces and wires are not for you, we got you covered. Invisalign helps to straighten your teeth without braces by a series of customized aligners that move your teeth. They are clear and undetectable. At Michael Huguet & Associates, we provide Invisalign in Pleasant Hill, CA, for our patients who want to correct their smiles or malaligned teeth.

Invisalign in Pleasant Hill, CA

The patient is examined at the dental office to find out the best treatment options for them. Except in severe malalignment, Invisalign can treat spacing between teeth, abnormal bites, and crowding. Minor corrections in the front teeth alone can change your smile. For Invisalign, 3D- computer technology is utilized to create a customized set of aligners for each patient. Invisalign gives only targeted force on the malaligned teeth. The patient has to wear the aligner for two weeks, and after tooth movements occur another set of aligners are made available. Change of aligners occurs till the desired teeth position has reached.

As the aligners are transparent, people may fail to notice you are wearing the aligner, making it superior esthetically. Invisalign aligners are removable for brushing, flossing, or eating that makes it easier to clean the mouth. The difficulty in eating with metal braces is also not an issue with Invisalign. It is more comfortable than metal braces, and you can see good results quickly if the patient wears the aligners properly. You could have that perfect smile in a matter of 12-18 months. Moreover, you can have a metal-free smile even during treatment.

Improving your smile can boost your confidence which indirectly brings positivity and happiness into your life. So don't hesitate to treat your malaligned teeth.

For Invisalign treatment in Pleasant Hill, CA, schedule an appointment with our dentists at Michael Huguet & Associates by calling us at (925) 945-6204 today.

By Michael E. Huguet DDS
August 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

When you're unhappy with your smile, Invisalign offers a discreet solution for crooked teeth. Your Pleasant Hill, CA, family dentist, Dr. Michael Huguet, can help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Schedule an appointment with him or our other dentists, Drs. Cindy Tottle, William Milcovich, or Phillip Vassilopoulos.

Invisalign offers a wire-free way to straighten your teeth

Invisalign offers an alternative to metal and ceramic braces. Although braces certainly provide an effective way to correct orthodontic problems, they are noticeable. The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays to correct orthodontic problems instead. The trays exert gentle pressure on your teeth and gradually realign them.

Aligner trays are made of clear plastic for a more subtle straightening experience. They'll become almost invisible when you pop them in your mouth and won't draw unwanted attention to your appearance.

Invisalign eliminates the need for adjustments

Adjusting brace wire tension realigns teeth when you wear traditional braces. With no wires, there's no need for adjustments with the Invisalign system. You'll receive a series of trays, each designed to be worn for about two weeks. Each tray will be custom-designed to address your orthodontic issues using CAD/CAM software.

Although you won't need adjustments, you will need to visit the Pleasant Hill CA dental office regularly for Invisalign checkups.

Invisalign fits your lifestyle

Invisalign just may be the most convenient orthodontic system available today. Forget about food restrictions or learning complicated oral hygiene routines! You'll remove your trays before you eat and can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Trays are also removed before you brush or floss your teeth.

Invisalign aligner trays are usually worn for about 22 hours per day. On most days, that's how long you'll wear them. If you're playing sports and need to wear a mouthguard or have a special evening planned, you can remove your trays for a few hours without affecting your progress.

Invisalign offers an excellent solution no matter what your age

Invisalign treatment isn't just for teenagers. Adults can benefit too. If your teeth have shifted or you've had an orthodontic issue that's been bothering you for years, Invisalign can transform your smile. It's an excellent choice if you're concerned about crowding, spacing issues, or mild-to-moderate bite problems.

Straighten your teeth with Invisalign! Call your family dentist in Pleasant Hill, CA, Drs. Michael Huguet, Cindy Tottle, William Milcovich, or Phillip Vassilopoulos at (925) 945-6204 to schedule an appointment.

By Michael E. Huguet DDS
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

In the past, the only way to fix a crooked smile or abnormal bite was to submit to wearing metal braces for a long time. Now your dentist invisaligncan correct orthodontic deficiencies using a modern treatment called Invisalign. When you compare the benefits of Invisalign versus the downsides of wearing metal braces, the choice is clear—literally. Soon after a smile evaluation at Michael E Huguet DDS & Associates in Pleasant Hill, CA, you could be wearing an Invisalign tray and on the way to a better-looking smile.

Common Orthodontic Challenges
Orthodontic treatment is focused on arranging the teeth for optimal looks and function. Most people are born with alignment issues that can only be corrected by an orthodontist. These are some of the most common problems that patients want fixed:

- Crowded teeth (they may look like they’re fighting for the same position).
- Crooked and protruding teeth.
- Gaps between the teeth (Invisalign can move them closer).
- Open bites (the front teeth don’t close when you bite down) and crossbites.

What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces that has helped countless patients who are concerned about aesthetics. They want a straighter smile, but the idea of wearing clunky braces is too much to bear. With Invisalign, the treatment plan calls for the patient to put on clear tooth-shaped trays, somewhat similar to mouthguards, that gradually and gently realign the teeth. Talking and smiling with a clear aligner is much more comfortable compared to the traditional way (metal or ceramic lattice braces). 

Why Choose Invisalign?
You can remove the trays when you’re eating and when you’re cleaning your teeth. With permanent metal or ceramic braces, both of these daily tasks are much more difficult. Invisalign also takes less time to deliver desired results—about six to 24 months, whereas metal braces may require several years. Your Pleasant Hill dentist must check your smile to ensure that you’re a candidate for this treatment. It’s worth going in for a quick examination to know for sure that your orthodontic problem can be corrected with Invisalign.

Call for a Consultation
The process of getting Invisalign braces starts at an initial consultation with a dentist. Call (925) 945-6204 today for an appointment with an orthodontist at Michael E Huguet DDS & Associates in Pleasant Hill, CA.

By Michael E. Huguet DDS
August 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

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 invisalignmouth." 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.

InvisalignLike many adults that desire a straighter smile, you probably considered braces but simply resorted not to undergo orthodontic treatment. Bulky braces can be inconvenient, not to mention that the metal wires are anything but discreet.

If this is the case, you should consider Invisalign. Not only is the Invisalign treatment virtually invisible, it is also convenient. Millions of adults are turning to these clear, custom-made, removable aligners as an alternative to bulky, metal braces- straightening your smile without anyone even noticing that you are wearing them!

How Invisalign Works:

Like any dental procedure, you'll first visit our Pleasant Hill, CA office for a consultation with one of our dental experts. If Invisalign is right for you, we'll determine your Invisalign treatment plan. Using advanced 3D computer technology, a series of Invisalign aligners will be custom-crafted to perfectly fit your teeth at each phase of your treatment. Every few weeks, switch out your old aligners for new aligners to gradually and comfortably shift the teeth to their desired position. Whether your teeth are crowded, crooked, have spaces between them or have shifted since wearing braces, you'll have a reason to smile at the end of your Invisalign treatment.

For most patients, the Invisalign treatment can be completed in less than one year. Keep in mind that the length of treatment will vary for each patient, so it's important to speak with Michael E Huguet, DDS about how your expectations and goals fit into Invisalign.

Change Your Smile. Not Your Life.

  • Invisible.
    Invisalign aligners are clear and less noticeable than metal, wire braces. Whether you're at work, prom or spending time with friends, you'll always feel confident with Invisalign.
  • Flexibility.
    Invisalign aligners are removable which gives you the flexibility to remove your aligners for special occasions or just to eat dinner.
  • Comfortable.
    Hard, metal braces can irritate your gums. Invisalign trays are made of soft plastic. They are comfortable to wear and the risk of cutting your oral tissues is less likely.
  • Healthy.
    Wire braces make reaching the entire tooth and gum with your toothbrush and floss a challenging task. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to brush and floss normally, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Think Invisalign might be right for you? Visit our Pleasant Hill, CA office and discuss the Invisalign treatment with your Pleasant Hill, CA dentist at Michael E Huguet, DDS. You can be on your way to a straighter, more beautiful smile in no time!