Temecula Invisalign® Dentist
Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly
What Makes Invisalign® for Adults and Teens So Great?
People tend not to talk about the comfort and convenience of traditional metal braces for a reason. Hiding the fact you wear traditional braces is nearly impossible. One of the most unpleasant aspects of brackets is the havoc they wreak on the inside of the mouth. Dr. Michael Skidmore, DMD is the family and cosmetic dentist to see if you are interested in exploring an alternative method of teeth alignment.
If you are a teen or adult seeking discreet corrective dentistry options, Invisalign® may be right for you. Invisalign® trays are barely noticeable because they are made of strong, clear plastic. Even better, you remove the trays to eat and brush your teeth. When you eliminate the need for metal wires and brackets that trap food next to the teeth, you decrease the chance that there will be any lasting stains or damage to the teeth.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Invisalign®?
Early on, Invisalign® was limited to use in those with mild to moderate misalignment (malocclusion). Thanks to advances in dental technologies, Invisalign® now treats significant gaps and spacing issues, overcrowding, and serious malocclusion. Now that the clear aligner trays can be made to accommodate rubber bands, bite issues don’t stand a chance.
What Can I Expect With Invisalign®?
Dr. Skidmore uses state-of-the-art technology to complete a thorough examination of the teeth and mouth structures. He then creates a customized treatment plan with the help of 3-D imaging. Patients get to see a visual representation of their teeth being guided into place by a series of clear aligner trays. This type of clear braces must be worn a minimum of 22 hours per day. You will change trays according to the schedule established by your Temecula dentist. Each tray moves teeth and jaws one step closer to their ideal position. Treatment can last from six months to two years depending on the issues being corrected. For a period of time after treatment, you will likely wear a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting.
Surprise Benefits for Both Adults and Teens
Not only do Invisalign® trays provide discreet orthodontic care, but they can also actually improve gum and teeth health because gums fit snugly against properly aligned teeth. Overcrowded teeth tend to create hidden areas that are nearly impossible to reach. As plaque builds up, gums become inflamed, and teeth are prone to decay. Since the trays are removable, both adult and teenage patients report improved oral hygiene practices.