Invisalign® can give you the perfectly straight smile you’ve always dreamed of without all of the hassles that come with traditional metal braces. Alireza Moheb, DMD, provides Invisalign at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC. To get started, schedule a visit online or call one of the five conveniently located offices in Walnut Creek, Napa, Vacaville, Oakland, and Martinez, California.
Invisalign, or clear braces, is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that’s become increasingly popular in recent years due to their comfort, convenience, and aesthetics.
Over eight million people worldwide have straightened their teeth with Invisalign, making it a popular alternative to traditional metal braces.
Whether you’re using Invisalign or traditional metal braces, there are many excellent reasons to straighten your smile. Cosmetically speaking, your smile is more attractive when your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, and an attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and help you feel more confident.
A straight smile benefits your oral health in several ways. Aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, which means a reduced likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Straight smiles also do a better job at evenly distributing the force in your bite, which can prevent excessive wear in your teeth and protect you from developing jaw conditions like TMJ disorder.
Clear braces are a relatively new technology and have quite a few advantages of traditional metal braces, including:
Your invisible aligners are made from smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic, so they won’t irritate the inside of your cheeks, unlike the wires and brackets of traditional metal braces.
Convenience Unlike braces, which are semi-permanently sealed to your teeth, Invisalign’s aligners are removable. This means you can take them out whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss, saving you from altering your diet during treatment or having to invest in special tools to keep your teeth clean.
Because your invisible aligners are clear, nobody will notice when you’re wearing them. This is a stark contrast to traditional metal braces, which are notorious for giving you a mouthful-of-metal look.
To start your clear braces treatment, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a special lab. That lab uses the impression to create a virtual model of your smile, which they use to design and fabricate your invisible aligners.
The team produces an entire series of aligners that progressively move your teeth closer to their final stage of alignment. Most people need between 20 and 30 aligners in their series, though that number varies depending on your condition.
You wear your clear braces for as long as possible every day (at least 22 hours per day). Take them out whenever you eat, brush, or floss, and move on to the next set of aligners in your series every two weeks.
You will check in with the team at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC every four to six weeks to monitor your progress. After you’ve gone through all of the aligners in your series, you’ll have a perfectly straight smile and improved overall oral health.
Call Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC or book a visit online to get started on your Invisalign treatment today.