Our skilled dentists may recommend Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and are a great option for patients who would like a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. In fact, your clear aligners can be used to treat all the same orthodontic problems that are usually corrected with braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites
While traditional braces use a system of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign treatment relies upon a series of custom-made and computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. These aligners are specially designed to fit your mouth perfectly, giving you a treatment that is both effective and virtually invisible. Each set of aligners you wear will make small changes to the positions of your teeth. You will switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks as directed by our dentists, and your teeth will gradually move into their correct positions as your treatment progresses.
During your initial consultation, our dentists will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. If this treatment is right for you, we will create 3D models of your mouth, including simulations of your ideal tooth movement and final tooth positions, and arrange for your aligners to be created. You will also meet with our dentists regularly throughout your treatment process to ensure your smile is progressing as planned.
Invisalign clear aligners offer several additional benefits in addition to being discreet. For example, your aligners are removable, which allows you to eat, drink, brush and floss normally. They are also made from smooth, thin plastic, making your overall treatment experience much more comfortable. We do, however, recommend that you wear your aligners as directed — removing them frequently will slow down the progress of your treatment. You should also clean your aligners regularly, as they may cause your teeth to appear dirty or stained otherwise.
We invite you to call Dental Zone at 650-858-2028 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Galina Nasakin and associates and learn if Invisalign clear aligners in Mountain View, California, are right for you!
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