The whole world doesn’t need to know that you wear braces.
Chances are good that you’re familiar, or have at least heard about Invisalign, an orthodontic solution that makes it possible for your Yorba Linda, CA, dentists, Dr. Richard Hamaty and Dr. Joseph Morcos, to be able to straighten teeth with clear aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. Invisalign has become a popular way for adults and even teens to get straighter, healthier, and more confident smiles.
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to comfortably and securely fit over the upper and lower teeth. These aligners can easily be removed so that patients can eat, drink, floss, and brush when they need to. Other than these situations, aligners need to be worn at all times to ensure the treatment’s effectiveness.
How Invisalign Works
When you sit down with our Yorba Linda, CA, family dentists we will find out more about your smile needs and what you are looking to correct with Invisalign. Then we will take impressions of your teeth, which a dental lab will use to craft your aligners. We will also map out your individualized treatment plan with specialized software that will determine which teeth should be moved and exactly how much they will move with each aligner.
Each aligner is worn for about 22 hours out of the day for two weeks, after which the aligners will be replaced with the next set in the series. Each aligner is designed to slowly shift teeth a predetermined amount, which is based on our dentist’s customized treatment plan.
Good Candidates for Invisalign
Invisalign can be used for teens and adults. You might be surprised to hear that these aligners can treat a variety of dental issues, even ones that are more moderate to severe. From protruding teeth to gaps between teeth and malocclusions, Invisalign can straighten crooked, misshapen, or uneven smiles.
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, or other general dentistry services we offer, call our Yorba Linda, CA, dental practice today at (714) 779-1313 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamaty or Dr. Morcos.