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Invisalign®

The Benefits

Why Choose Invisalign?

Here is why over 12 million people transformed their smiles with Invisalign over traditional braces.

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    Faster– A new smile in as little as 6 months!

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    Convenient – No sports or food restrictions. Simply remove the aligners when you need to.

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    Comfortable – No brackets or wires

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    Precise – Your new smile is designed just for you.

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    Invisible – The clear aligners fit snug on your teeth and are virtually invisible. No need to hide your smile out of embarrassment!

Invisalign® aligners can fix it!

If you are interested in using Invisalign to correct your teeth and improve your smile, call Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation.

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Invisalign®

Clear Braces FAQ

Invisalign®

Clear Braces FAQ

What’s the Big Deal with Invisalign®?

Braces are an incredibly effective treatment for orthodontic issues. However, not everyone is on board with the idea of having metal bonded to their teeth for what could be several years. The brackets and wires overtake your smile, making them all anyone can see, which can make many patients, particularly older teens and adults, feel rather self-conscious.

Invisalign provides you with a different way to straighten your teeth. The treatment involves the use of smooth, clear aligners that sit on your teeth similarly to whitening trays. When placed on your teeth, they cannot be seen. Most people you meet will not be able to tell that they are there. This is just one of the main reasons why so many patients who want to straighten their teeth and improve their smile are opting for Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment.

What Can Invisalign® Treat?

Invisalign has come a long way in just a short period. Originally, they could only treat minor alignment problems. Today, however, they can treat a broader array of issues. Using Invisalign®, we can treat gapped teeth, overcrowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.

So, What Can’t Invisalign® Treat?

While Invisalign can treat many types of orthodontic issues, there are some limitations to this treatment. Invisalign may not be a good solution if you have large gaps or have a larger midline discrepancy. If you have unusually sized teeth, large rotations, severely tilted teeth, need to have teeth raised or lowered, have had previous dental work such as bridges or crowns, or you need to have extractions before your orthodontic treatment, you may not be considered a candidate for Invisalign. There is a free smile assessment test on Invisalign ®’s website that can let you see if you might be a good candidate. The best way to know for sure, however, is to schedule a consultation.

What Other Benefits Does Invisalign® Offer?

The invisibility of Invisalign aligners is just one of the benefits this treatment offers. There are other benefits as well that have nothing to do with aesthetics. Invisalign® aligners are removable, where braces are fixed. The only time they should be taken out, however, is to brush your teeth and to eat. Speaking of brushing, your oral care is much easier with Invisalign. There’s no worrying about brushing or flossing around the brackets on your teeth or cleaning underwires. Invisalign® aligners are smooth, and therefore much more comfortable than traditional braces. Moreover, treatment times are typically shorter.

The Invisalign®

Process

Before you choose to have Invisalign, you need to understand the entire process. Knowing what to expect will help you to decide if it’s the right route for you. In just four steps, and some time spent with a dentist at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll have a beautiful smile in no time!

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    Your First Appointment

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    The Molding Process

  • 3

    Fitting & Follow Up

  • 4

    Straight Teeth

During your initial appointment, your dentist will discuss with you about your cosmetic dentistry goals. Your dentist will inform you if Invisalign is a treatment option that you should consider. A small number of patients may not be suitable for this type of process. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign® clear braces, then your dentist will discuss treatment protocol and give you an estimated treatment timeline.

Next, is the digital molding process. This step could happen during your initial appointment with your dentist, or a separate one, depending on scheduling. A digital scan, along with photographs and x-rays, will create a precise model of your mouth and teeth. These models are then sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the creation of your custom aligner trays.

When your Invisalign trays are ready, it’s time to return to the office. Depending on your mouth and teeth, your dentist may then fit small attachments on your teeth. These small, clear buttons will help the trays to stay in place. They are painless to install, and will only be temporary. Your dentist will check if your aligners fit. Once your trays are properly fitted, and your aftercare program is clearly explained, you’ll be ready to go! Your next appointment after your tray is fitted is only a few weeks later. During this next follow up, your dentist will check your tooth movements, and the tray fit. A series of Invisalign trays will make up the entire process. Unlike traditional metal braces, you will not need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign clear braces. Instead, you will return periodically to check your progress

After a period of time, your teeth will have straightened out. The final results will depend on the severity of misalignment to start with, of course, but so long as they are worn as prescribed, you are guaranteed to have straighter teeth over a period of time.

The Invisalign®

Process

Before you choose to have Invisalign, you need to understand the entire process. Knowing what to expect will help you to decide if it’s the right route for you. In just four steps, and some time spent with a dentist at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll have a beautiful smile in no time!

1

Your First Appointment

During your initial appointment, your dentist will discuss with you about your cosmetic dentistry goals. Your dentist will inform you if Invisalign is a treatment option that you should consider. A small number of patients may not be suitable for this type of process. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign® clear braces, then your dentist will discuss treatment protocol and give you an estimated treatment timeline.

2

The Molding Process

Next, is the digital molding process. This step could happen during your initial appointment with your dentist, or a separate one, depending on scheduling. A digital scan, along with photographs and x-rays, will create a precise model of your mouth and teeth. These models are then sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the creation of your custom aligner trays.

3

Fitting & Follow Up

When your Invisalign trays are ready, it’s time to return to the office. Depending on your mouth and teeth, your dentist may then fit small attachments on your teeth. These small, clear buttons will help the trays to stay in place. They are painless to install, and will only be temporary. Your dentist will check if your aligners fit. Once your trays are properly fitted, and your aftercare program is clearly explained, you’ll be ready to go! Your next appointment after your tray is fitted is only a few weeks later. During this next follow up, your dentist will check your tooth movements, and the tray fit. A series of Invisalign trays will make up the entire process. Unlike traditional metal braces, you will not need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign clear braces. Instead, you will return periodically to check your progress

4

Straight Teeth

After a period of time, your teeth will have straightened out. The final results will depend on the severity of misalignment to start with, of course, but so long as they are worn as prescribed, you are guaranteed to have straighter teeth over a period of time.

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