An appealing smile starts with straight, even teeth. Most people, though, do not feel like smiling when wearing metal braces for several years. Invisalign clear braces from Glendale dentist, Dr. Carlos Garcia, give teens and adults plenty of reasons to smile during and after straightening.
Invisalign repositions teeth with low force, using scientifically designed aligner trays.
The dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth. Computer software uses those images to virtually transform your smile to attractive alignment. You see the metamorphosis on the computer screen! The data is used to fabricate a series of transparent aligners. You wear each set for two weeks, before progressing to the next in the series. Then, with a retainer, teeth stay straight for life.
- Nearly invisible – Aligners are clear and fit snugly. Patients typically adapt easily to speaking and drinking water with aligners in place. Others usually don’t notice you are straightening unless they look closely. As an added benefit, the transparent material lets you see changes in your smile as they occur – you don’t have to wait for “unveiling” at the end of your treatment plan.
- Comfortable – Aligners are made of smooth plastic. There is no hardware to rub sore spots on soft tissues, and no harsh wire tightening appointments.
- Removable – It is important to wear aligners for 22 hours each day for efficient straightening. However, they are removable. You take them out to eat the foods you love, and to keep your teeth and mouth sparkling clean.
- Fast – The dentist monitors your progress at six week checkups, and those appointments are brief. Each patient is unique, but a typical Invisalign treatment plan is completed in about a year.