A straight, beautiful smile can enhance your confidence and improve your oral health. In the past, traditional braces were the primary solution for straightening teeth. However, advancements in orthodontic technology have introduced a more discreet and convenient alternative called Invisalign.
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to shift and straighten teeth gradually. At La Jolla Dental Group: Mehrack Kajian-Faraji, DDS, these aligners are custom-made to fit each patient's teeth. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, transparent plastic material that is more comfortable and virtually invisible when worn.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
If you are deemed a suitable candidate for Invisalign, the next step involves creating a customized treatment plan. Advanced 3D computer imaging technology generates a digital representation of your teeth, showing the current alignment and the projected movement throughout the treatment process. This technology allows you to visualize the expected results before starting the treatment.
Once your treatment plan is established by our dentist, the digital images will be used to create a series of clear aligners specifically tailored to your teeth. These aligners are custom-made and designed to move your teeth into their desired positions gradually. Each set of aligners represents a different stage of your treatment plan.
Once your custom aligners are ready, you will wear them for 20-22 hours daily, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As your teeth gradually move, you will switch to a new set of aligners approximately every one to two weeks. Periodic check-ups with our dentist will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure the treatment is on track. Adjustments or refinements may be made as needed.
The Benefits of Invisalign
One of the key advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be easily removed when necessary. This means you can enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions, maintain optimal oral hygiene by brushing and flossing normally, and participate in sports or play musical instruments without interference.
Comfortable and Gentle
Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortable and smooth, without metal wires or brackets that may cause discomfort and irritation. Each set of aligners is custom-made for a precise fit, gradually and gently guiding your teeth into their desired positions. With minimal discomfort and adjustments made over time, the Invisalign treatment process is generally more comfortable than traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are transparent, making them nearly invisible when worn. This discreet feature allows you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic appliance, making it an attractive option for adults and teens.
Invisalign has revolutionized the field of orthodontics by offering a discreet and comfortable way to achieve a straighter smile. Visit La Jolla Dental Group: Mehrack Kajian-Faraji, DDS, at 8950 Villa La Jolla Dr., Suite B120, La Jolla, CA 92037, or call (858) 455-9614.