If you or someone you care for is likely in need of minor to major teeth alignment and straightening. However, you would rather avoid traditional braces or the “metal mouth” look as they are both visually and functionally displeasing. Thankfully, here at Dhir Dentistry, Dr. Sanjay Dhir and his team have years of experience using Invisalign as a safe, effective, and discrete teeth straightening treatment.
With traditional braces, your mouth is fitted with stainless steel brackets containing wires and specialized bands or rings that pressure your teeth to reposition them incrementally over time. The braces are set in a “fixed” position, meaning they can only be adjusted or removed by a dentist or orthodontist.
However, Invisalign takes a different approach. They first hit the market in the 1990s as a treatment that implements a series of clear removable teeth aligner trays that put constant pressure on teeth to move them into the desired alignment gradually. The trays consist of transparent, smooth, BPA-free plastic. A few things patients love about the Invisalign system include:
Another great feature is how Dr. Dhir can show you exactly how your Invisalign corrected teeth will look after treatment during your first consultation, thanks to the magic of our advanced imaging software. We can create a three-dimensional model of your mouth that assists in educating our patients about their treatment and lets you see just how your teeth will look as your treatment progresses. It’s kind of like “try before you buy.”
Your aligners are then fabricated using this model. Finally, once ready, you’ll have to put the aligner trays in your mouth just like a whitening tray or retainer. You should only remove your tray when you eat or clean your teeth. Each successive tray represents the next step in your alignment treatment. You have to wear the trays in the correct order, and the total number of trays and time it takes to complete depends on the kind of misalignment you have, along with the severity of your condition. Generally speaking, it takes around 20-29 sets to complete an alignment treatment.
If you’re interested in a straighter smile without the metal, contact our team at Dhir Dentistry and set up your appointment to see Dr. Dhir learn more about this revolutionary teeth alignment system. Our phone number is (858) 358-5801, and our office address is 3939 Governor Drive, Suite A, San Diego, CA.