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Straighten Your Smile Without Metal
By Rancho Carmel Dentistry
November 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

We know metal braces aren’t ideal when you are an adult. Discover a more discreet option.invisalign

Are you an adult who is tired of having a crooked smile? Do you hate that your teeth overlap or that there are spaces between teeth? Of course, you may just assume that if you are an adult that the ship has sailed on getting orthodontic treatment. Not so fast! Our San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Connie Pierce, Dr. Brandon Pierce and Dr. Jennifer Pierce are here to tell you how Invisalign may just give you the results you want.

Here are the steps involved in getting Invisalign in San Diego:

Your Consultation

We have to make sure that your smile is right for this orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign can be a great option for many teens and adults with a variety of misalignments (everything from underbites to crowding and gaps between teeth), it isn’t right for everyone. When you come in for your consultation our San Diego general dentists will not only examine your teeth and gums but also make sure that your treatment goals align with what Invisalign can offer.

Planning Your Treatment

Next, we will need to take digital photos of your teeth, which will be turned into 3D images. These images will help us map out your detailed treatment plan from start to finish. From determining what teeth need to move to the exact movements each tooth needs, you’ll even be able to see what your final results will look like with Invisalign before you start your treatment.

Getting Your Aligners

Once an outside dental lab creates your aligners and sends them to us you will come in so that we can fit you with the first set in your treatment. Remember, with any orthodontic treatment it will take about a week to get used to your new aligners; however, many people find that these aligners are far more comfortable than metal braces.

Wearing Your Aligners

This is where your dedication to your treatment is key. These aligners are removable, which means that you can continue to eat whatever you want throughout the course of your treatment. You also won’t have to worry about brushing and flossing carefully around precarious wires and brackets. Wearing aligners is pretty simple, the only rule you need to follow is to wear them the majority of the day. This means for at least 20 hours, but ideally, you should aim for 22 hours. After two weeks, you’ll get rid of the aligners you are wearing and swap them out for the next set in your treatment.

Don’t let a crooked smile make you feel embarrassed about your appearance. No matter your age, Pierce Family Dentistry in San Diego, CA, is here to help. Call our dental office today to book a consultation with us.