Novato Cosmetic Dentist Office Shares Reasons to Consider Invisalign

Written by Dr. McConnell on Oct 14, 2014

Do you have concerns about the need for orthodontic work, but worry that traditional metal braces will detract from your appearance? We understand that it can be very discouraging, especially for adults, to consider the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time.

Invisalign clear braces available at our Novato Cosmetic Dentist Office provide an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast without the need for metal braces.

What kind of problems can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct the same dental alignment issues as traditional metal braces. However, Invisalign aligner trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed as needed.

Some of the problems we can correct with Invisalign are:

Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
Overcrowding – Overcrowding occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth, causing tooth decay and increasing the likelihood of gum disease.
Overbite – Another common problem, overbite occurs when the upper teeth project further than the lower teeth, creating the potential for jaw pain and TMJ.
Underbite – The opposite of the overbite with lower teeth projecting further than the upper teeth.  Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur 
Crossbite – This is a common dental problem that occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, leading to bone erosion and gum disease.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

When you arrive at our Novato Cosmetic Dentist Office for treatment, we begin developing a treatment plan by taking three-dimensional digital images of the entire jaw. These images allow our dentist to move specific teeth on the screen and view the jaw from different angles.

This technology actually allows you to see how Invisalign trays will change your appearance. Once planning is complete, a customized set of aligners is created.

What are things to consider with Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking.  Removing the trays is important because food or drink can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

New trays are usually introduced every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.

We would be happy to explain Invisalign treatment in more detail. Please contact our dentist office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs.