Cosmetic Dentist Novato Explains Invisalign Clear Aligner Treatment

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jul 21, 2015

Crooked teeth can have a negative impact on the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Today you don’t have to endure years of orthodontic treatment to enjoy the smile you were born to have.

The Cosmetic Dentist, Novato is pleased to offer our patients the options of using Invisalign clear removable aligners, an effective and efficient alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign clear braces offer a more comfortable and virtually invisible method for gently straightening your teeth.

Advantages of Choosing Invisalign

  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, flexible material, so they’re much less likely to create any irritation to your mouth.

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. The casual observer will not notice any difference when you’re wearing your aligner.

  • Removable: You can remove your aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, or any other time that it’s necessary.

How Invisalign Works The Cosmetic Dentist Novato starts by taking impressions of your mouth that are used to create a clear BPA-free plastic aligner. This aligner is designed to fit your teeth like a mouth guard. Unlike a mouth guard, however, the Invisalign aligner is designed to gently move your teeth into the proper position.

Approximately every two weeks you remove the current aligner and move to the next set that has been carefully crafted to shift your teeth gently to the next stage in the straightening process. You will make visits to our cosmetic dentist office about every six weeks so we can check on your progress.

But the beauty of Invisalign is that you will see the improvement every time you progress to a new set of aligners. It usually takes about a year for Invisalign aligners to gradually shift your teeth to achieve a straight and beautiful smile.

Problems Invisalign Corrects

Invisalign aligners correct nearly any adjustment issue you may have with your teeth. We help our patients choose the Invisalign system to correct issues like the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites/Underbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Spaces/gaps in teeth

The Invisalign system is a perfect choice to fit into your busy lifestyle while providing the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Please contact our dentist office for more information and to start your Invisalign treatment!