At Cottage Dental, we understand that a straightened smile is not only about aesthetics, but it also plays an important role in helping you maintain your oral health. Unfortunately, the thought of wearing traditional braces deters many patients from experiencing the benefits of orthodontics.
Our team recognizes that braces aren’t for everyone, and that’s why we’re thrilled to offer Invisalign in Fullerton, CA as a discreet and comfortable alternative to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Read below to learn more about Invisalign!
An Orthodontic Journey You'll Enjoy!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that employs a series of custom-made, transparent plastic aligners to progressively shift your teeth into their optimal positions. These aligners are meticulously crafted using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, guaranteeing a precise and comfortable fit.
Invisalign has gained popularity among patients seeking a less noticeable and more convenient smile straightening option.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign offers numerous advantages over traditional braces, including:
- Aesthetics: The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.
- Comfort: The smooth plastic material eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires, ensuring a more comfortable experience.
- Removability: You can easily remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss, making it much easier to maintain proper oral hygiene.
- Convenience: With fewer appointments required, Invisalign is perfect for busy patients and requires less time in the dental chair.
- Predictability: Advanced 3D computer imaging technology allows you to visualize your final result and for our team to monitor progress throughout the treatment.
Why is orthodontics important?
The importance of orthodontics extends beyond purely aesthetics, as it plays a crucial role in improving a patient’s overall oral health, functionality, and quality of life. By correcting issues like crooked teeth, overcrowding, and misaligned bites, the teeth are much easier to clean—preventing problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, or bad breath. Additionally, treatment can improve the overall functionality of the teeth and jaws; this not only makes it easier to eat and speak but can also alleviate pain and discomfort associated with an improper bite.
What can I expect during the process?
Your Invisalign journey begins with a consultation, during which our skilled providers will assess your teeth and discuss your goals. If you’re a suitable candidate, we’ll take digital scans and create a personalized treatment plan. You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligners, which you’ll wear for 22 hours per day, changing to a new set roughly every two weeks. You’ll visit our office periodically for checkups to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign is an excellent option for many patients, including those with mild to moderate orthodontic issues—such as crowding, spacing, overbites, and underbites. During your consultation, our providers will evaluate your smile and determine if Invisalign is the best solution for you. Typically, we will take into account the following factors:
- Age: Invisalign is suitable for teenagers and adults, as it requires a certain level of responsibility and commitment to ensure the treatment is effective. Invisalign is not recommended for young children, as their teeth are still growing and developing.
- Oral health: Good oral hygiene is essential for a successful Invisalign treatment. Candidates should have healthy teeth and gums, with no signs of gum disease or untreated cavities. If you have any underlying oral health issues, they should be addressed before starting Invisalign.
- Commitment to treatment: Invisalign aligners must be worn in accordance with your recommended treatment plan in order to produce the best outcome. You will also need to maintain regular dental checkups and cleanings throughout the treatment.
At Cottage Dental, we believe that achieving a healthier, more radiant smile should be an enjoyable and hassle-free experience. With Invisalign, you can say goodbye to uncomfortable wires and unsightly brackets while still attaining the smile you deserve. Our compassionate and experienced team is committed to making orthodontics an enjoyable journey, guiding you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards a more confident, beautiful you!