Unsure about Metal Braces? Straighten Your Smile Comfortably with Dental Aligners
Are you an adult with misaligned teeth? Are you regretting why you never straightened your teeth while you were a child or teen? At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, it’s never too late to straighten your smile. We provide Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth and correct bite misalignment without attracting unwarranted attention!
Importance of straight teeth
Besides looking better when you smile, there are other multiple reasons to align your teeth. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss, especially between the teeth where food particles can be trapped. Well-cleaned teeth eliminate the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Aligning your teeth alleviates uneven wear and tear of your teeth that could cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
How do dental aligners work?
Unlike metal braces, you probably haven’t seen Invisalign aligners. How could you possibly see nearly invisible braces anyway? So, how does this state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment work? There is no better person to explain Invisalign than Dr. Troy Schmedding, who has long-standing experience offering this treatment. Clear braces align your smile using the simple steps below.
- Digital impressions: After meeting your doctor to evaluate if you are perfect for adult braces, the next step is taking a 3-D scan of your mouth and mapping out a treatment unique just for you.
- Creation of aligners: The digital images are sent to a dental lab to create a series of clear aligners. Each set of aligners is custom-made to shift your teeth to a new position every two weeks. For optimal results, you need to wear your clear braces for at least 22 hours per day.
- Maintain your brand-new smile: After aligning your smile, you need to wear retainers to deter your teeth from shifting out of position.
With clear braces, you can align your smile without undue attention. Besides, the treatment is comfortable, and there are no dietary restrictions since you can remove your aligners and wear them back after enjoying your meal.
Clear braces in Walnut Creek, CA
Want to achieve a straight smile without compromising your lifestyle? Please dial (925) 956-4266 to book an appointment with Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek. Let us help you achieve a perfect smile with our virtually invisible aligners!