Walnut Creek Invisalign Provider - Dr. Ricky Singh - Clear Braces & Invisible Aligners
While effective, the idea of having to wear metal braces can be a deterrent for countless adult patients considering Without the childhood vogue of metallic braces, many adults believe themselves unable to straighten their teeth. However, this decision goes beyond the aesthetic, and adults without straight teeth can find oral hygiene hard to maintain. In an effort to make orthodontic correction easy for our teenage and adult patients, Shadelands Dental Care offers our patients Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
Similar to traditional braces, Invisalign® plastic aligners are intended to straighten your teeth, clear crowding, correct gaps, and give you proper tooth alignment. While not able to fix extreme cases of malocclusion or twisted teeth, this treatment is highly versatile and can provide most patients with the ideal smile they’re looking for.
When you first go in for your plastic trays, we will take digital impressions using state of the art imaging technologies. These impressions are used to come up with a treatment plan for you, allowing us an estimate on how many aligners you will need before getting your ideal smile.
Your nearly invisible aligners will shift your teeth in to place, allowing you to straighten your teeth without the highly obvious metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. When using Invisalign® you will only need to occasionally visit our office for progress checks, and to get your new sets of trays.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is ideal for our patients for a multitude of reasons. The most obvious advantage of plastic aligners is discretion. While you must wear the aligners throughout the majority of the day, the clear BPA-free plastic trays will be virtually invisible.
Another core advantage of the Invisalign® treatment is the ease with which you can continue to maintain your oral hygiene. Traditional braces are notorious for making basic hygiene difficult, requiring patients to brush and floss around brackets and wires. Invisalign® trays can be removed during brushing, and are easy to clean.
Because of their removability, Invisalign® trays are also great for patients who don’t want to be limited in their choice of foods. Just remember to brush and floss before putting your trays back on.
Who is it for?
While tray alignment is great for a number of reasons, it can be less effective at fixing severe malocclusion and in patients who have undergone extensive bridgework. Additionally, younger patients whose jaw is not done growing aren’t able to have proper trays made until their teeth are set in place.
Start Invisalign® with Shadelands Dental Care
If you want a straight and hygienic smile, then call or schedule an appointment with our Walnut Creek practice to see if Invisalign® is right for you. We are proud to offer comprehensive family dentistry that works in making your smile healthy and beautiful.