If you have crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth, Invisalign® aligners can transform your smile quickly and discreetly. At Wine Country Aesthetic Dentistry, Annabelle Carnice, DDS, MSc, MAGD, and the team offer Invisalign treatment to adults and teens. To make an appointment at the office in San Ramon or Santa Rosa, California, call or book online today.
Invisalign uses clear, nearly invisible oral aligners to straighten your teeth and jaw gradually. Invisalign aligners are different from conventional braces in that they’re removable. That allows you to brush and floss like normal. You can even eat your favorite snacks, including apple slices, nuts, and seeds.
Invisalign aligners are a tough, FDA-approved thermoplastic called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is free of chemicals and metals, making it safe for those with allergies as well as pregnant women.
At Wine Country Aesthetic Dentistry, the team uses Invisalign aligners to correct mild and moderate alignment issues, including:
The team might also recommend Invisalign if you have a malpositioned jaw.
Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive oral exam and a discussion of your goals. Next, the team takes oral X-rays to assess the position of your teeth and jaw and to determine the best course of treatment.
If you qualify for Invisalign, the team takes a series of digital impressions using an intraoral scanner. They upload your impressions to a computer program and develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan that maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing a plan, they send your impressions to a dental laboratory that creates your aligners. Several weeks later, you return to the office to try your first set of aligners on. The team provides you with care instructions and makes adjustments as necessary.
Throughout Invisalign treatment, you visit Wine Country Aesthetic Dentistry every two or three weeks. At each checkup, you change into a new set of aligners and wear them for 20-22 hours each day. Over time, the aligners move your teeth into the optimal position, transforming your smile.
The length of time that Invisalign treatment takes depends on the issues addressed and your commitment to the plan. Most people achieve a more balanced and symmetrical smile within 6-12 months*, but it may take longer.
To ensure a positive outcome, follow the team’s instructions and remain committed. Once you finish Invisalign treatment, you transition to a retainer, an appliance that prevents your teeth from shifting out of place.
To further explore Invisalign, make an appointment at Wine Country Aesthetic Dentistry by calling the nearest office or booking online today.