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.
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 Dr. Shahnaz Formoli, at Arden Park Dental Care and 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 while eating so that no food sticks in the aligner. Conventional braces can be hard to clean. Invisalign is very easy to clean. Brushing your teeth can be a problem with conventional braces whereas Invisalign can be easily removed when you need to brush your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic. Because the plastic is completely colorless and see-through, it is hard to tell that someone is wearing an Invisalign aligner unless you look very closely. 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 consult, 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.
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
Dr. Shahnaz Formoli specializes in Invisalign treatment and has over 20 years of experience in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics. 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.