Novato Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Treatment with Invisalign

Written by Dr. McConnell on Aug 9, 2016

Is the thought of complicated orthodontic treatment holding you back from enjoying your best smile?

If you’re like lots of older adults, you may believe that your only option for straightening crooked or crowded teeth is spending years of treatment in cumbersome orthodontics. However, Invisalign clear braces have brought us the ability to help you get the smile of your dreams quickly and comfortably.

Novato Cosmetic Dentist patients are always thrilled to hear they have an option that’s discreet and easy to use. Invisalign adult orthodontics are an effective, efficient alternative to traditional braces. They offer a comfortable, virtually invisible method for gently straightening your teeth.

The Invisalign Difference

What makes Invisalign orthodontic treatment preferable to traditional braces?

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. During your treatment, most acquaintances will never notice that there’s anything different about your smile.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, flexible material, so the possibility of irritation is reduced significantly.
  • Removable: You can remove your Invisalign aligners when you eat, brush and floss, or for a special occasion necessary.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

The Novato Cosmetic Dentist 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 designed to carefully shift your teeth to the next stage. You will make visits to our cosmetic dentist office about every six weeks so we can check on your progress.

But one of the things our patients really love about Invisalign is the progress that they see every time they progress to a new set of aligners. Treatment with Invisalign usually takes about a year for adults, with longer treatment times for teens and young adults.

Problems Invisalign Corrects

Invisalign aligners correct nearly any alignment issue you may have with your teeth. Our doctors will help you choose the appropriate Invisalign system to correct issues like the following:

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

Please Call to Arrange a Consultation

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign system is a perfect choice that fits 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!