What to Expect
Invisalign is a popular choice for patients looking for a highly effective way to correct small imperfections such as crooked teeth, spacing, crowding, or gaps in between teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign gradually adjusts the position of your teeth by using a series of clear, removable trays. These custom designed aligners fit over your top and bottom row of teeth to gently but firmly shift teeth into their ideal position. Each tray is worn for about two weeks at a time, about 22 hours a day. You remove them only to eat and brush or floss.
Why Do Patients Like Invisalign?
Simply put, it’s convenient and comfortable. The trays fit easily over the teeth – no metal brackets to poke your cheeks or rub against your tongue. They are easy to care for, and your diet doesn’t need to change! You can continue eating your favorite foods, and brush and floss as usual.
While every patient is different and requires their own timeline, the average experience with Invisalign is about one year. Your Corte Madera cosmetic dentist at Sotoodeh, Marin & Associates will be able to hone in on a more accurate timeline of your treatment.
The Future of Teeth
Invisalign utilizes sophisticated technology that custom designs and crafts your aligners. Your dentist is able to make precise changes to your alignment over time, creating your ideal smile.
Invisalign Can Improve:
- Misaligned bites (overbites, crossbites, and underbites)
- Crooked or protruding teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- A crowded smile
Should I Get Invisalign?
Adults tend to favor this virtually unnoticeable form of orthodontic treatment, as it blends seamlessly into their smiles and does not alter appearances in a significant way. If you had braces when you were younger, but your teeth have shifted back into their original position, Invisalign would be the right choice!
What Can I Expect At My Invisalign Appointment?
At Sotoodeh, Marin & Associates, we will evaluate you to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this particular orthodontic therapy. If so, we’ll get started by taking measurements of your teeth, mouth, and jaw to send to the Invisalign designers. They will create your customized Invisalign trays based on the information we send. Once they trays arrive at our office, you can begin treatment and take the first step in achieving a more functional and beautiful smile!