Invisalign – Coronado, CA
The Clear Choice for Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign are clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made to ensure your smile moves in the right direction to achieve long-lasting results. This clear alternative to metal braces has given people an opportunity to seek treatment without unwanted attention. Offering a subtle, sleek, and flexible solution, Invisalign has patients seeing results in less time than with traditional braces. At Advanced Dentistry, our team of professionals will be happy to evaluate your smile and craft an individual treatment plan to meet your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out if Invisalign is right for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Once your Invisalign aligners are ready, you will return to our office and be fitted with your first set. Following the instructions we will provide, you will need to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day for two full weeks. At the end of those two weeks, you will swap out your current set for the next one in the series.
Each time you make a switch, it is important that you keep your previous ones. Should you accidentally lose or break your current ones, your previous set can serve to keep your teeth from shifting too much while you wait for a new one to be created.
With each new set, you will feel some minor discomfort as your teeth gently shift. This is alerting you that they are moving in the right direction. By taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, it should alleviate any discomfort.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Depending on your individual case, treatment times can vary from patient to patient. However, the average time a patient spends in Invisalign is between 12-18 months. It’s important to remember that as long as you wear your trays for the appropriate amount of time each day, you will not experience a delay in treatment.
Should you lose or break an aligner or disregard wearing your trays, you can expect your treatment to last much longer.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
When contemplating whether to choose Invisalign or metal braces, there are a multitude of benefits associated with clear aligners that it can be hard to consider any other option. Some of these benefits include:
- A clear, subtle way to straighten your teeth
- No restrictions as it pertains to food and beverages
- A flexible solution that allows you to remove your trays when eating, drinking, or cleaning them
- Easy to maintain
- Faster results
- A versatile treatment method that can fix crooked, overcrowded, gapped, or rotated teeth, as well as bite alignment problems