Would you love to straighten your smile without spending a year or more in metal braces? If so, Invisalign® might be a great solution and is among the services available from Subodh Swaroop, DDS, and the team at Smile HB Dental & Orthodontics in Huntington Beach, California. Schedule a visit online or by phone today to see what Invisalign can do for your smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. The system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to create the gentle pressure necessary to slowly shift teeth into enhanced positioning.
Many adults and teens love Invisalign because it allows them to improve their smile discreetly. Your aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth, and once in place, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Invisalign also allows you to achieve a straighter smile without the soft tissue damage that comes with metal braces. There are no metal brackets to rub against your inner cheeks and no treatment wires poking into your gum tissue.
What kinds of alignment issues can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign is a good treatment option for many common alignment issues. Some examples of treatable cases include:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Mix of permanent and baby teeth
While Invisalign can correct most of the same alignment issues as metal braces, there are some instances in which traditional braces offer a better solution. Advanced intraoral scanning during your initial visit helps determine the best approach for your needs.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
During your consultation, iTero® digital scanning gathers 3D imaging of your teeth and bone tissue. That information feeds into proprietary software that designs your unique treatment plan. The system even allows you to see what your smile will look like once you complete treatment.
If you decide to move forward with Invisalign, you return to the office once your first few sets of aligners arrive. Your dentist shows you how to place and remove them.
You wear Invisalign aligners around the clock. The only time you should remove the trays is during meals and while brushing and flossing your teeth. This ensures your trays maintain the continuous pressure needed to improve alignment.
Periodic office visits allow your dentist to check treatment progress and make adjustments as needed.
Smile HB Dental & Orthodontics also offers Invisalign® for Teens and ClearCorrect™. You can learn more about each option during your consultation. Book your visit today using the easy online scheduling page, or call to check appointment availability.