Natomas Crossing Dental Care offers Invisalign® braces in Sacramento. Consider comfortable, invisible aligners to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with our certified provider can determine if Invisalign in Sacramento is right for you.
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What are Invisalign braces?
Invisalign uses a series of removable, comfortable and invisible braces that no one can tell you’re wearing — so you’ll smile more during as well as after treatment. The clear aligners are made using 3-D computer imaging technology and the system has been proven effective.
Benefits of Invisalign
Compared to traditional metal braces, clear braces offer several benefits that make them a preferred choice among patients. Not only are they virtually impossible to notice when you are wearing them, but Invisalign trays are also more comfortable, easier to care for and cause minimal disruption to your daily routine. Here are some reasons you may choose clear aligners over traditional braces treatment.
Why would I use Invisalign vs. braces?
The advantages of Invisalign compared with traditional braces include the following:
- Invisible braces are clear, so no one even knows you’re wearing them
- Aligners are removable, which means you can eat and drink what you want during treatment, and you can continue brushing and flossing as usual
- The plastic trays are comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment — no metal and wires means you spend less time in Dr. Harris’s office getting adjustments
- Invisalign allows you to view your own treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete
How do Invisalign braces work?
You wear each set of invisible aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position that Dr. Harris prescribed. You’ll visit your dentist about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from one individual to another.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
In most cases, the best candidates for Invisalign aligners are teenagers and adults who have mild to moderate bite issues, such as overbites, crossbites, underbites, gapped teeth and mild malocclusion. For more complex dental issues, or in situations where teeth require significant movement, your dentist may suggest traditional metal braces to achieve the desired outcome.
Candidates must also be disciplined. The aligners should be removed only to eat and brush, and failure to wear the trays for the required 22 hours each day could set back your treatment in the long run. If you think remembering to wear the trays will be difficult, you may want to consider an alternative treatment.
Finally, if you desire your orthodontic treatment to be discreet, then clear aligners are the perfect solution for you. The clear trays are virtually invisible to onlookers, and most people will never notice you are wearing them. The best way to determine whether clear braces are a good option for you is to consult with your dentist.
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