If you live in image-conscious California, you know how important your smile can be when it comes to making an impression on others. If you have some sort of problem with your smile, like crooked teeth, this certainly does not help the situation. Getting your teeth straightened can be accomplished in a variety of ways, but if you want to have your teeth shifted into their correct positions as unobtrusively as possible, you will want to look into Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a discreet solution to teeth straightening that does not rely on conventional metal braces that have acquired a deserved reputation for being awkward, bulky, and prominent. The Invisalign® system utilizes a number of clear aligners or plastic trays that are removable and offer you a straighter smile without the visibility that is a drawback for most types of braces. The design is quite simple and achieves the same results as conventional metal braces.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you your individual needs and goals to determine if Invisalign® is the best choice for you. After determining that you are indeed a good candidate for the system, we can start designing custom aligners specific to your teeth.
The information taken from a scan will be used to create the custom aligners used in the Invisalign® system. These plastic aligners are basically invisible, and you will wear many of them during your treatment. You will be required to wear the clear aligners for most of the day during the course of your treatment.
What are the Advantages of the Invisalign® System?
Besides being the most aesthetically pleasing and comfortable orthodontic solution, Invisalign® offers other advantages, like no restrictions on your diet or activities. Those in California who have worn conventional metal braces usually have to give up some of their favorite foods and snacks while their teeth are being treated, which can be extremely difficult for many people.
In addition, using removable aligners is helpful if you are playing a contact sport since they are removable. You can simply take out your clear aligners and wear a normal mouthguard. Or just take them out on special occasions when you want your natural smile to be unobstructed, like during prom, weddings, senior pictures, and other events.
If you’re interested in Invisalign®, make an appointment at Unique Orthodontics. We have multiple California locations in Buchanan, Old Town Clovis, Fresno, and Madera. Contact us today to book an appointment!