Novato, CA Dentist Provides Invisalign Information

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jul 28, 2014

If you need braces, it is very common to be concerned about the aesthetic impact that the metalwork of conventional orthodontics will have on your smile. Invisalign® clear orthodontics offered by the Novato, CA Dentist is an aligning system that quickly straightens your teeth and is virtually invisible. Better yet, Invisalign® braces contain no metal that will irritate your mouth and cause discomfort.

Invisalign® treatment involves the use of a series of aligning trays that are custom-made to gently correct the alignment of your teeth. Once treatment begins, we will provide you with a series of aligners. Approximately every two weeks you will move to the next set of aligners in the series. In this way, your teeth are gently shifted into the proper position to ensure a perfect bite.

One advantage that is important to most people is the fact that Invisalign® trays can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, and on special occasions. Otherwise, it is important to wear them consistently to get the full benefit of the shorter treatment time Invisalign offers when compared to conventional braces.

What problems does Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® treatment corrects the same common alignment and aesthetic problems as conventional metal braces:

  • Overcrowding
  • Large or uneven gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

It is important that these types of alignment issues be corrected by your Invisalign® dentist as soon as possible. Left untreated, all of these problems can lead to much more serious oral health issues like jaw pain, TMJ and bone erosion. Periodontal disease is of special concern as we learn more about the connection that has been established between oral health and serious health issues like heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke and diabetes.

Patients at our Novato, CA Dentist office who have had Invisalign® treatment are not only completely satisfied with the course of treatment, but are thrilled with the results as well. We would be happy to provide a free consultation to give you more information about Invisalign® treatment and help get you on your way to having the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.