Most individuals are not born with perfectly straight teeth, but the idea of using braces is unappealing to many adults who are looking to achieve the look of a better smile. Fortunately, there is a technology used by over half a million people to obtain straighter teeth without noticeable and cumbersome metal braces.
We offer Invisalign at our Irvine office. The Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible, so other people will not be able to tell that you are receiving any type of orthodontic treatment. They are also more comfortable than metal braces and do not require regular, painful tightening procedures. Instead, your aligners will be changed every two weeks so that they can gradually shift your teeth following the timeline your Irvine dentist has determined will work best for you. To begin the process, you simply need to come to our office for a free initial consultation where your dentist will help you discover if Invisalign will work for your teeth and fit into your lifestyle. Your dentist will also give you an idea of what to expect when the process is over.
Invisalign will also allow you to continue living your life with almost no adjustments. Simply remove the aligners to eat any type of food you want, and place them back in your mouth after your meal. Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is also made simple. You can purchase a kit made especially for cleaning the aligners, or you can brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water.
Will Invisalign Work For Me?
Invisalign is the primary choice for adults who wish to have straighter teeth without the burden of traditional metal braces. More than 500,000 individuals have utilized the Invisalign technology. If you suffer from other major dental issues, your Invisalign Irvine dentist might want to fix or treat those problems first, and then work on improving your smile from a cosmetic angle. Additionally, prior bridge work can make the Invisalign aligners difficult to use. Ultimately, your Park Place Dentistry dentist will need to look at your smile, examine your mouth, and ask questions about your dental health in order to determine whether or not Invisalign will work best for you.
What Is The Cost?
The cost of Invisalign is an initial concern for some patients. However, it is nearly impossible to predict what Invisalign will cost you out of pocket. Many users appreciate that Invisalign, while offering benefits not seen with braces, is comparable to the cost of metal braces. Your specific cost will vary according to what amount of work your smile needs. More complex adjustments use a more aligners spaced out every two weeks than simple adjustments. Once your Invisalign Irvine dentist examines your situation, you will have a better idea of the cost and amount of work needed.
We will help you figure out if orthodontic treatments like Invisalign are covered under your dental insurance plan, and what you will be expected to pay out of pocket for the treatment. If you do not have dental insurance, simply talk with someone in our office to get information about possible financial plans and options.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign process will begin with your dentist examining your teeth to figure out the degree of correcting that needs to take place. By combining the doctor’s professional, medical opinion with technology that includes three dimensional computer imaging, the entire set of aligners will be created for you. You will need to wear the aligners for two week periods, at the end of which you will replace the current set for the next one in the series. Each set is designed to shift your teeth gradually until the final set, which will complete your straightening and reveal teeth that are in the final position that your dentist has determined for you. While the treatment period typically lasts between nine and 15 months, you will visit our office every six weeks or so during the treatment so that we can make sure your straight smile is progressing as expected. For best results, you will need to wear the aligners around the clock, removing them only to clean your teeth, eat, and drink.
Can I Wear Invisalign If I’ve Had Braces Before?
Even if you have worn braces during childhood or your teenage years, you can still experience a shifting in your smile as time goes by. Instead of repeating the pain and trauma of metal braces, our Invisalign Irvine dentist can talk with you about using a treatment that will be shorter and less painful than traditional braces treatment.