Smile Confidently With Invisalign

Do you avoid smiling because your teeth are crooked? Braces offer an obvious solution, but wearing metal or ceramic braces for a year or invisaligntwo might not sound like the best option if you're already more than a little self-conscious about your smile. Thanks to Invisalign, there's now a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. Our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists, Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert, and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon of Harbor Mesa Dental Care, can explain how the Invisalign system works.

Improving your smile doesn't have to involve wires

Wires and brackets, essential components of traditional braces, aren't necessary when you straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Instead, the system uses removable aligner trays designed to fit your upper and lower teeth snugly. Over the course of your treatment, your trays will gradually change the position of your teeth. Trays are made of clear plastic to make them virtually unnoticeable.

Invisalign uses CAD/CAM technology to achieve excellent results

When you visit our Costa Mesa office for your first Invisalign appointment, we'll take digital X-rays, images, and impressions of your teeth and compile a three-dimensional image of your teeth. Although you must wear the same set of ceramic or braces the entire length of your treatment, you won't wear the same trays during your Invisalign treatment. In fact, you'll receive a series of trays, which we'll design with the help of CAD/CAM technology. Each tray in the series is worn for approximately two weeks.

Forget about food limitations or complicated cleaning routines

People who wear traditional braces face a long list of off-limits foods at the start of treatment. If a food is hard, tough, or sticky, they're urged to avoid it to prevent damage to their wires. Restrictions aren't necessary with Invisalign. Before each meal, you'll remove your trays and can eat anything you want. Trays are also removed for brushing and flossing, which means that you won't have to alter your usual oral hygiene routine.

Invisalign is an excellent option for many orthodontic conditions

Invisalign aligner trays can be used to correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, and underbites. The clear braces are also a good choice if you have a crowding or spacing issue. Although Invisalign isn't appropriate for severe or complicated orthodontic problems, most people who have mild to moderate issues can benefit from the system.

Improve your smile with Invisalign! Call our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists at Harbor Mesa Dental Care at (714) 825-0025 to schedule your appointment.