Straightening Smiles with Comfort and Style
In the past, you had to wear traditional braces to achieve a genuinely straighter smile. Not everyone is interested in wearing traditional bracket-and-wire braces, though. Adults can feel especially nervous about undergoing treatment with traditional braces because of the associations involved.
Thankfully, we now offer an alternative to give you a beautifully straight smile without the self-consciousness you may experience with traditional braces. Dr. Linda Sierra and Dr. Christopher Sierra are experienced in providing their patients with Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to traditional orthodontics. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know about Invisalign and how you could benefit from this treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is often perfect for anyone who needs to make minor to mild adjustments to the alignment of their smile. Instead of using brackets and wires, it uses a series of clear aligners. These aligning trays are custom-made after we take images and impressions of your smile. They are designed to gradually shift your teeth into an aligned position, giving you a straight smile without the hassle and appearance of traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
As you go through your treatment, you’ll wear every aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one you’ve been supplied with. Each aligner will move your teeth a predetermined amount and bring you gradually to your beautiful new smile. You should wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day to keep your treatment on schedule. Treatment time will typically take between 10 and 18 months, and we’ll give you a retainer to wear after the process is complete to ensure the permanence of your alignment.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits of Invisalign in Pasadena that patients receive. Invisalign clear braces are completely removeable, which allows you to enjoy all of your favorite foods as you undergo treatment. You can easily take them out when you eat, giving you the ability to eat foods that you simply can’t with traditional braces. You’ll also take them out when you brush and floss. This will help you ensure that your teeth and gums stay clean as you work on straightening your smile.
Besides their obvious aesthetic benefits, clear aligners are also much more comfortable to wear than braces. Designed with smooth plastic, Invisalign aligners fit snuggly around your smile, avoiding the problem of cutting or catching the inside of your mouth on brackets and wires. This also makes their overall maintenance much easier than traditional braces.