Few things are prettier than a beautiful healthy smile! People all over the Irvine, California area know that having a beautiful smile with straight teeth aids in confidence and ensures that you look your very best, putting your best self forward.
Traditionally, if people wanted to straighten their teeth, they had to endure bulky metal braces. Metal braces can be uncomfortable and can make some people feel self-conscious. Today, advances in modern dentistry can allow you to straighten your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires.
As we know, our society places a high value on having a beautiful smile, and Dr. Tom Alexander and his team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign Clear Aligners. Afterall, putting on your smile is the best thing you can wear!
Malocclusion is a term that refers to crooked or misaligned teeth. Having crooked teeth affects more than just your smile. In some cases, malocclusion can lead to other concerning issues, including:
Orthodontia and Invisalign/ Clear Aligners can help reduce the risk of these serious issues.
Invisalign Clear Aligners are often referred to as clear braces but are not permanently attached to your teeth like metal braces. Instead, Invisalign/Clear Aligners are small, thin aligning trays that fit over teeth and can be removed for eating and brushing and flossing your teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners are perfect for correcting mild malocclusion and tooth misalignment. In some ways, Invisalign works in a way that’s similar to traditional braces by using a gentle, consistent force to move your teeth to a straighter position.
No metal is involved in the Invisalign treatment. The “braces” are instead clear trays that are nearly invisible to most people you interact with unless they’re looking closely. Invisalign Clear Aligners look similar to the protective mouthguard athletes wear, but much less bulky and are transparent and more discrete.
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign has these benefits:
First, your dental team will determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you. You should have healthy teeth and gums to be a good candidate for Invisalign. It’s important to remember that severe malocclusion cases may require traditional braces to get the desired effects.
Once it’s been decided you’re a good fit for Invisalign, the team will take detailed images of your mouth and perform a thorough examination.
These images are sent to a lab where specialist lab technicians make the aligners. The technicians create a detailed map of your teeth and expand the map to show the entire Invisalign tray progression. Before you even receive your first aligner, you’ll be able to see how the final result will look.
Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign Clear Aligners? Dr. Tom Alexander and the dental care team at the office of Sterling Plaza Dentistry-Tom Alexander, DDS in Irvine, California, are here to help. Contact us online or call us at (949) 868-2224.
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