What Invisalign Can Do For You

Straighter teeth aren't the only advantage of Invisalign, the innovative orthodontic treatment that offers an alternative to metal braces. Both teens and adults can enjoy several benefits of the orthodontic treatment, offered by your Costa Mesa, CA, dentists, Dr. Jeff Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. Hanna DeBourg-Shilaimon of Harbor Mesa Dental Care.

Invisalign straightens your smile without metal

The biggest drawback of traditional braces is their appearance. It's hard to ignore two rows of metal brackets and wires attached to your Invisalignteeth. If you're looking for a less noticeable straightening method, you'll want to consider Invisalign.

There's no need for brackets and wires with this orthodontic system. Instead, you'll wear a series of removable aligner trays designed to gradually improve the alignment of your teeth. The trays are made of clear plastic to ensure that they don't distract from your smile during your treatment.

Invisalign is an excellent choice if you want to straighten your teeth, close gaps, or correct mild to moderate bite problems.

Invisalign makes your life easier

Metal braces come with a set of rules. Certain foods are forbidden because they can become stuck to the wires or break them. Food restrictions are unnecessary with Invisalign because you'll remove your aligner trays before you eat.

Other benefits of Invisalign include:

  • No Complicated Oral Hygiene Routines: Cleaning in and around wires and brackets can be very time-consuming when you wear metal or ceramic braces. If you don't remove every speck of food or plaque, you may be more likely to develop cavities. Oral hygiene is easy with Invisalign. You'll remove your trays, brush and floss as usual, rinse the trays, then put them back in your mouth.
  • No Adjustments: Regular adjustments to your wires are crucial if you wear metal or ceramic braces. Unfortunately, adjustments can cause a little discomfort for a day or two. Adjustments aren't part of the Invisalign process. You'll simply change the amount of pressure exerted on your teeth by replacing your aligner trays with a new set every two weeks. Although you won't need adjustments, you will need to visit your Costa Mesa dentist every six to eight weeks for follow-up visits.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Invisalign aligner trays can be removed for a few hours when you play sports or attend a party. (For best results, you should wear them for 20 to 22 hours most days.) They're made of flexible plastic to ensure that wearing them isn't an uncomfortable experience.

Improve your smile with Invisalign! Call your Costa Mesa, CA, dentists, Dr. Jeff Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. Hanna DeBourg-Shilaimon of Harbor Mesa Dental Care, at (714) 825-0025 to schedule an appointment.