Mostly known as Invisalign,clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation at Fullerton Orthodontics. Dr. Majd is a certified,preferred Invisalign provider and hast treated hundreds of Invisalign cases with outstanding outcome. She is known to take on the most challenging cases that other orthodontist don't believe can be corrected with Invisalign and treat the case with ease to deliver great results and that is why our office is the first choice for patients who are seeking Invisalign or other clear aligner treatment methods.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every change.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and you'll receive a new aligner every two weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
Invisalign is a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had braces in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners (Invisalign):
- Aligners are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- They are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it's easy to remove them for a short time or a special occasion
- The risk of getting cavities or gum disease during treatment is less since it is easy to brush and floss normal and there are no metals or braces on the teeth that can mask cavities during check up and exams by the dentist.
If you're interested in Invisalign or orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, give us a call to schedule your complimentary initial consultation appointment and ask Dr. Majd if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you've always wanted.