If you want esthetically aligned teeth, but you want to avoid noticeable metal braces, consider Invisalign® at our Chino, CA practice. It uses individually crafted clear aligners to straighten teeth. Though the treatment can have similar results to traditional braces, it is far more subtle and convenient. Most people will never notice your aligners, and because they are removable, you can continue to eat your normal diet. In addition, you may find Invisalign to be more comfortable than standard braces. At Value Dental Centers Chino, we will provide comprehensive treatment. After supplying your aligners, we will carefully monitor your progress to ensure satisfactory final results.
Are You or Your Teen a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can correct an array of functional and cosmetic orthodontic issues. If you suffer from any of the following problems, you may be a candidate for treatment:
- Crooked or overlapping teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Rotated or tipped teeth
- An underbite
- An overbite
- A crossbite
- An open bite
Please note that Invisalign® can address minor to moderate misalignment. However, it is not usually appropriate for severe malocclusion. Therefore, if you have severely crooked teeth, we may recommend traditional braces.
It can be a great option for adults, especially since you may be embarrassed to wear braces in the workplace. At the same time, the treatment is also appropriate for teens. If your child is interested , it is important to assess his or her level of responsibility. Invisalign® trays are removable, so your teen must be committed to wearing the aligners as required.
What to Expect When You Undergo Invisalign®
If you or your teen choose Invisalign®, your dentist will first take digital impressions of all of your teeth. Your practitioner will then display the images on a computer screen, where he or she will design your aligner trays. You can watch the entire process. Your dentist will also show you how your teeth will shift throughout your treatment. The designs will then go off to an Invisalign® lab, where technicians will create your aligners.
Once you receive the trays, you will wear each one for about two weeks. Each aligner will exert a different force on your dental arches. The slight pressure of the trays will gradually shift your teeth into new positions. In most cases, Invisalign® treatment will take about a year to a year and a half. However, this will depend on your particular needs and response to orthodontia.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
The biggest benefit of orthodontic treatment is that it can significantly improve your appearance and overall health. Your straighter teeth are less likely to trap food and bacteria, so you will have a reduced risk for decay and periodontal disease. Also, by correccting your bite, orthodontic treatment can reduce pressure on your jaw. In this way, it will limit your risk for TMJ Disorder.
In addition, Invisalign® offers unique benefits over other forms of orthodontia. First, the clear trays will be essentially invisible. Second, the smooth plastic will not irritate the inside of your mouth. Typically, the trays will also place a gentler force on your teeth, making Invisalign® more comfortable than regular braces. Finally, you can remove Invisalign® trays to eat and brush your teeth. As a result, you can enjoy a full diet, and you are less likely to develop cavities during the treatment process.