If you have always wanted straighter teeth but your family couldn’t afford braces when you were young, and now the thought of braces isn’t appealing, Invisalign® could be the answer.
Invisalign® is less invasive than conventional wires and brackets and, in most cases, takes less time than old school braces. In fact, some patients see results in as little as 6 months with the average wait time 12 to 18 months. Best of all, Invisalign® is so invisible no one will know you are having your teeth straightened.
What is Invisalign®?
The patented invisible braces system uses medical grade dental plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into position. Patients who are deemed a good fit for clear braces from Invisalign® will receive 11 to 31 sets of aligners that are exchanged every 7 to 14 days depending on your prescription.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Unlike conventional braces that push and pull your teeth into position with the help of twice-monthly dental visits, Invisalign® works gently. Every time you use a new set of aligners, your teeth are moving closer to the desired position. In addition, you will only have to see your San Francisco cosmetic dentist about every six weeks to make sure everything is going according to plan.
Invisalign® must be worn 20 to 22 hours every day. The only time you remove your clear braces is when you brush, floss, and eat. If you are less than dedicated, invisible braces may not be for you.
Can Everyone Straighten Teeth with Invisalign®?
According to Dr. Trinh Lee, an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and her sister Dr. Suzanna Lee, an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people who have slightly tipped or crooked teeth fare best with Invisalign®. People with severe under or overbites or teeth that are badly tipped or crooked are not good candidates for clear braces.
Invisalign® Dentist Mountain View
The Allure Dental Center in Mountain View is a preferred Invisalign® provider and can advise you on the best solution for your crooked smile. Call for a no obligation Invisalign® consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Mountain View today.