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If you don’t want to wear traditional metal braces but would still like straighter teeth, Invisalign® orthodontic treatment may be a good option for you. Clear aligners can correct several forms of misaligned teeth, including crossbite, underbite, and overbite. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call Iyad Bakdach, DDS, at EZ Dental in San Jose, California, to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool.
What is Invisalign?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to straighten and move teeth into proper placement. Invisalign uses removable, clear, plastic aligners instead of metal braces cemented to your teeth. You can take Invisalign out when eating or to brush and floss. Because they’re removable, maintaining good oral hygiene during the treatment is much easier than it is with traditional metal braces.
What can Invisalign do for my teeth?
Invisalign treats many of the same issues as traditional metal braces, including:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
If you have straight teeth but are unhappy with the gaps between your teeth, you can also use Invisalign to move teeth and eliminate large gaps to improve your smile.
Can I use Invisalign to correct my teeth?
The dental team at EZ Dental determines if you are a candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment during a dental exam. They will discuss your cosmetic goals and take X-rays of your mouth to develop your custom treatment plan.
Your plan is sent to a laboratory where your first set of clear aligners are created. The dentist fits your aligners, and then every two to three weeks you receive new aligners to gently and gradually move your teeth into the appropriate position.
How long should I wear Invisalign?
For the best results, you should wear your Invisalign device about 20 hours each day. It is recommended that you only remove the clear aligners when eating and cleaning your teeth. By wearing your aligners consistently, you shorten the overall treatment time.
How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?
Keeping your Invisalign clear aligners clean is easy because they are removable. Brush the aligners twice daily with a toothbrush and toothpaste, just as you do your teeth. For more thorough cleaning, you can purchase Invisalign cleaning systems.
You don’t have to give up your dream of having straight teeth just because you don’t want to wear metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners offer orthodontic treatment so you can achieve your smile goals. Call EZ Dental or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.
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