Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to accomplish the desired tooth movements. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums. During treatment, you'll wear a set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into the correct position. You'll visit our office every six to eight weeks to ensure treatment progresses as planned. At the end of treatment, you'll enjoy a beautiful new smile!
Before beginning treatment, your dentist will take X-rays, impressions, and other images of your teeth so that your aligners will fit perfectly over them. Once your aligners are ready, you will need to wear them for a predetermined amount of time each day in order to gradually move your teeth into position. When your treatment is complete, you will most likely need to wear a retainer to help hold your teeth in place and keep them from moving back out again.
Using State-of-the-art Technology
Itero digital scanning is a state-of-the-art technology that aids in creating accurate dental impressions for dental procedures. It helps dentists get a 3D digital image of your teeth. This image aids them in creating an exact mold of your teeth. This means less time in the dental chair for you! The image of the tooth is immediately transferred and used to create your Invisalign aligner in only a few short days.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?
Patients love getting their teeth straightened without the wires and brackets of traditional braces. The aligners are also removable, so patients can take them home to eat and clean their teeth as they would with a set of regular retainers. Thus, patients can also easily brush and floss between teeth to maintain good oral hygiene throughout treatment, and the aligners themselves are smooth and comfortable. This means no dietary restrictions or worrying about food caught in wires and brackets. You can still enjoy all of your favorite meals and snacks without the worry of breaking your device or needing to purchase additional replacement aligners. Simply remove the aligners before eating and replace them after you are done. Then brush your teeth and replace your aligners after eating to prevent damage to your device and ensure your smile stays healthy throughout your treatment.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Patients love the Invisalign system for its ability to straighten teeth while offering discretion and comfort along the way. However, it isn’t right for everyone, so it’s important to talk with your dentist to see if this is right for you.
We want you to understand what you're going through before, during, and after your treatment. We'll take the time to educate you about your oral health and the services we offer so that you can make the best decisions for your smile. Our team is always available to answer any questions you have and make sure you feel confident about your upcoming treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, visit Foothill Dental Care: Jean Lee, DDS, at 6581 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA, 91042, or call (818) 353-1125.