If crooked teeth are holding you back from having that perfect smile and wearing braces is not an option in your mind, then Invisalign is what you need. Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that can align your teeth without the unsightly look of conventional braces. Adults who want to get that perfect smile, without the hassle of traditional methods, can now opt for Invisalign and get an orthodontic treatment that is comfortable, efficient and virtually invisible.
Invisalign® in Sacramento, CA
Say hello to beautiful teeth with invisible treatment
Invisalign can be used to treat:
• Gaps between teeth
• Crowding of teeth
If you have any of these conditions, you may be a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Schedule a consultation with our Invisalign specialist, Dr. Shahnaz Formoli, at Arden Park Dental Care. Find out what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
The advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces
- Conventional braces are very visible and can be unsightly for some people. Invisalign can barely be noticed by others.
- Conventional braces can be painful and uncomfortable. Invisalign, on the other hand, is very comfortable to wear and doesn’t cause pain.
- Food particles can get stuck in conventional braces. Invisalign can be removed at any point so that no food sticks in the aligner.
- Conventional braces can be hard to clean. Invisalign is very easy to clean and easy to remove when you need to brush your teeth.
An Invisalign aligner needs to be custom fitted by an experienced orthodontist. Dr. Formoli has served patients in the Sacramento area for over 2 decades and has consulted on countless Invisalign cases.
In your first consultation, Dr. Formoli will determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. Be sure and discuss your treatment goals and what you hope to gain from using Invisalign.
At Arden Park Dental Care, we ensure you get the very best results with with your Invisalign. You deserve that beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
What is treatment with Invisalign like?
Digital impressions will first be taken of your teeth. Dr. Formoli will send the details of your teeth to the Invisalign lab along with a written report of your oral examination and a prescription. Using your teeth impression the lab will make a mold of your teeth so that custom-made aligners can be prepared to fit you perfectly.
The images and mold of your teeth will also be used to make a computerized model of your teeth. A special software will use the computer model to predict the course of your Invisalign treatment. You will be sent a copy of this treatment plan. Let Dr. Formoli know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment plan. Modifications can be made to the plan, if required, before the first set of aligners are prepared.
Once your Invisalign aligner is ready, the clear tray will be fitted for you by Dr. Formoli. The aligners are made of very thin plastic and will feel comfortable once you get used to them. Invisalign aligners can be removed while eating and when brushing your teeth. You will be advised to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day.
After the first treatment cycle is complete, about a couple of weeks, you will be called in for another visit. During this period the aligners will have made small shifts in your teeth to align them more evenly. The old aligner will need to be replaced with a new one to fit the new position of your teeth and to make further corrections. The process is repeated every two to three weeks or so and total treatment time could last up to a year or more, depending on the type of case. The results of the treatment, however, can start showing after the first three months. At the end of your course of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer for some time to ensure that your teeth set in their new position.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
All healthy adults can opt for Invisalign treatment after consulting with their orthodontist. Invisalign is not recommended for children whose jaws have not fully developed, conventional braces are recommended in this case. Invisalign might not be recommended for you if the extent of unevenness in your teeth is beyond the scope of treatment.
Overcrowding towards the back of the jaw is not easily corrected with Invisalign aligners, and it might need a different form of treatment. There are no known risks or side effects to Invisalign, but you should consult your dentist if you feel any pain or discomfort during the treatment. If you are suffering from other dental conditions, these might need to be addressed before treatment with Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment at Arden Park Dental Care
As a professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics, Dr. Shahnaz Formoli is one of the top specialists of Invisalign. If you would like more information about Invisalign and to find out if you are a valid candidate for treatment, reach out to one of our office staff and we will be happy to help you.
Our dental clinic is fitted with the latest state of the art equipment, and our team of caring professionals have the experience and expertise to guide you through the best course of treatment for you.
Invisalign is a revolutionary clear aligner that can help correct your smile effectively. Invisalign has already treated over 3 million patients and is still going strong because it is so efficient. Contact the team at Arden Park Dental Care to get started on your journey to the perfect smile with Invisalign.
Invisalign - Frequently Asked Questions
Severe gum disease disqualifies you from getting Invisalign aligners because your gums won’t be strong enough to support the aligners. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with any other dental condition, feel free to speak to our team. We can address those conditions first and then fit you for Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign handles and buttons are two types of accessories that dentists use to fit your aligners correctly to your teeth.
Sometimes, patients may need additional pressure from the outside to push the Invisalign aligners onto your teeth more firmly and give your teeth the support they need. This extra force is provided by the handles and buttons.
The Invisalign aligners are a highly-customized type of braces. First, we will take an X-ray of your teeth. Next, we will evaluate your teeth to understand your exact requirements. Our specialists will take a molding of your teeth, and this mold is sent to a special lab where your Invisalign aligners are developed.
All of this can take up to a week to finish.
Since braces aren’t as customized to your teeth as Invisalign aligners are, they may need to be repeatedly changed – and this can become costly in the long run.
Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are customized and hence, a one-time investment. They very rarely need to be replaced.
The Invisalign aligners need to be worn a minimum of 20 hours a day; more if you are advised to do so.
The great thing about these aligners is that they’re completely transparent and hardly visible to anyone who looks at your teeth.
No, your teeth will not hurt when you use the Invisalign aligners. These braces are extremely comfortable to wear and very natural to look at.
Of course not!
The Invisalign aligners can be removed before a meal, and you can eat or drink absolutely anything you like.
If you have any other dental condition, it’s best to speak to our professionals to know what to do to avoid hurting your teeth.
Bacteria build in your mouth as you sleep. The first thing to do when you wake up, is to remove your Invisalign aligners and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Wash the aligners properly as well. You can use antibacterial soap to wash your aligners.
When you’re not using the aligners, say during mealtimes, soak them in Invisalign cleaning crystals or denture cleaning solution for 10 minutes. Use a clean toothbrush to brush-off any plaque, food particles, and congealed saliva from the aligners.
Remember to brush and floss your teeth properly to avoid creating a bad environment for your Invisalign aligners.
This depends on your unique dental requirements. Our dental specialists will ask you to come in for scheduled visits and they can recommend a date for the end of treatment.
This will depend on the severity of your condition. Sometimes orthodontists recommend retainers to patients in order to prevent the teeth from returning to their previous misshapen position. Feel free to consult our professionals for more information.