Do you dream of straighter teeth, but know that you don’t want braces? If so, solutions like Invisalign® clear aligners or OrthoFX™ clear aligners can provide a discrete alternative. With the help of Ramin Ghassemi, DDS, MS, Nina Mojaver, DMD, and the team at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, located in San Diego, California, you can get straighter teeth without having to get unsightly braces. Clear aligners can straighten your teeth effectively, without the conspicuousness or discomfort of braces. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth and aligns your bite using a series of comfortable, clear plastic aligners.
Over the years, Invisalign has become a popular alternative to traditional metal braces, which are less comfortable and more conspicuous.
Invisalign treats many of the same conditions as traditional braces, including:
Crooked teeth Crowded teeth Widely spaced teeth Underbite Overbite Crossbite Open bite
Many Fifth Avenue Dental Arts patients also use Invisalign to enhance the overall appearance of their smile.
Invisalign works by gradually pushing your teeth toward better alignment using a constant, almost imperceptible pressure.
Invisalign clear aligners accomplish this by using either clear plastic aligners or trays that you trade out approximately every two weeks. Each new set of clear aligners is a slightly different size than the set before them, propelling you towards your goal.
The practice also offers OrthoFX™ clear aligners, which they mail to you after meeting with you for a custom fitting. To make sure your aligners are working as they should, the practice hands off each subsequent aligner set in-person and conducts a brief exam. What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers patients a myriad of advantages over other types of treatment, including:
Your Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth, flexible polyurethane, so they don’t hurt and, unlike braces, they won’t tear up the insides of your mouth.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you don’t have to change your diet during treatment or learn special techniques to keep your teeth clean. Instead, to clean your teeth, simply remove the aligner and brush, floss, or eat as you would normally. When you’re done, simply put them back in.
Invisalign snugly hugs your teeth, and they’re virtually invisible, so no one is the wiser.
The Invisalign treatment can also take much less time to complete than traditional braces. Typically, you need to wear braces 12 to 18 months longer than Invisalign aligners.
If you’re interested in learning more about clear aligners, request a consultation with Fifth Avenue Dental Arts by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.