Perhaps you already know that Invisalign® is nearly invisible and a gentler alternative to a mouth full of metal braces and brackets. After all, the revolutionary teeth-straightening system has helped millions of teens and adults fix their smiles. But that’s not the only cool thing that makes Invisalign stand out. At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts in San Diego, California, Dr. Ramin Ghassemi, Dr. Nina Mojaver, and Dr. Vicki C. Petropoulos want you to understand all the amazing benefits Invisalign has to offer.
If you think Invisalign can’t fix your teeth, you might want to think again. In addition to the aligners, the Invisalign system also includes SmartForce® attachments. These tiny tooth-colored blocks are affixed to specific teeth to help direct the force of the movement of your teeth, making Invisalign more effective at fixing almost any smile flaw.
Invisalign can simply make your smile straighter or fix bigger issues such as:
Maybe it’s the prom, a special date, or a wedding. Whatever the occasion, you don’t have to worry with Invisalign. While we do recommend you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, we understand you might not want to wear your aligners for special occasions. No problem, because you can take them out and put them back in when you get home.
Of course, because the Invisalign aligners are clear and sit right below your gumline, even if you decided to keep your aligners in, no one would know.
While every mouth is different, Invisalign aligners can give you the smile you want in about 12-18 months. With braces, it may take 18 months to three years to fix your smile flaws. Of course, to keep things moving, you need to be compliant with your aligner schedule, wearing them the recommended number of hours each day and switching to your new set as we recommend.
You take your Invisalign aligners out to eat, which means you can eat whatever you want. With braces, there’s a whole list of foods you can’t eat, such as popcorn, apples on the core, carrot sticks, chewy candy, or anything else that might break off a bracket, snap a wire, or get stuck on your teeth. We do recommend you brush your teeth after you eat before putting your aligners back in to reduce your risk of getting cavities.
Another benefit of the removable Invisalign aligner is oral hygiene without braces to work around. You can brush and floss just like you did before you started straightening your teeth to keep your mouth healthy and cavity-free.
One of the coolest things about straightening your teeth with Invisalign is that you get to see your new smile at the beginning of treatment. We use a special 3-D scanner to take an image of your teeth and mouth, and use it to create the map for the movement of your teeth. The special computer program shows you exactly how we plan to move your teeth — with a preview of the final results.
If you’re ready to get a straighter smile comfortably, discreetly, and with a lot more freedom than braces allow, call our office today.