Do You Want Straighter Teeth?
Are you an adult who finally wants to straighten your smile? We can help!
As an adult, you may have wished that you had gotten braces as a child. Perhaps your family didn’t have the money to pay for braces, or perhaps you didn’t want to wear metal and decided against it. Whatever the reason may have been, this doesn’t mean that you just have to deal with a crooked or misaligned smile. Our Costa Mesa, CA, cosmetic dentists Dr. Jeffrey Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon are here to tell you about a subtle way to straighten your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Chances are good that you’ve heard about this unique orthodontic system, whether on TV, in magazines or through a friend. Instead of bonding metal to the front of your teeth, our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab, where they will then make a set of clear, flexible aligners that will be specially designed to shift specific teeth around throughout the course of your treatment.
How do the aligners work?
Each aligner looks similar to whitening trays, but these aligners are actually uniquely designed to fit just your smile. With each aligner, you will start to notice a slight shift in your teeth. The more often you wear your aligners the faster you’ll achieve the results that you want. A good rule of thumb is to wear your aligners whenever you aren’t eating and drinking or brushing and flossing. If you aim to wear your aligners about 22 hours out of the day then you’ll be in good shape.
What are the benefits?
Plus, having removable aligners is far simpler than getting traditional braces. The most obvious benefit is that these aligners are made from clear thermoplastic, so they won’t be anywhere near as obvious or visible as regular braces. They are easy to clean, you don’t have to change your diet around to accommodate your braces and you can remove them prior to brushing and flossing (making it easier to clean your teeth even with orthodontic treatment).
How long will treatment take?
This is one of the most popular questions when it comes to getting Invisalign. Of course, our Costa Mesa, CA, general dentist will be able to give you a better idea once they map out your treatment plan and look at the severity of the issue or issues that you want to fix. The average adult wears Invisalign for about one year but it could be shorter or longer depending on several factors.
Do you have questions about getting Invisalign in Costa Mesa, CA? Want to find out if you are the ideal candidate? Then call Harbor Mesa Dental Care today to learn more.