Invisalign is one of the best ways to straighten your teeth without having to live with the "metal mouth" look of traditional braces. That's because Invisalign is a series of clear removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth.
It's easy to get started. First, Dr. Orcutt talks to you about your goals and examines your teeth to ensure they will benefit from the Invisalign system. Impressions, measurements, photographs and x-rays will be taken. Custom "molds" will also be made. You will begin treatment one month later. You wear each pair of aligners for a two-week period, allowing your teeth to move gradually in a well-controlled manner. Moving teeth in this manner significantly decreases the amount of discomfort you will experience. Treatment length varies, depending on your dental condition, severity of your case and your goals. For more information please call our office or visit the link below.
Invisalign treatment fits into your life however you want it to. Since your aligners are virtually invisible, most people won't even notice anything different. (Until your new smile is revealed, of course.)
The Invisalign system offers you convenience superior to any other option for treating orthodontic or dental issues. It's removable, so you can take out your aligners whenever you feel the need—for business meetings or other occasions—which not only gives you flexibility, but can benefit your health, too.
No matter how busy you are, your schedule won't be weighed down with visits to your dentist or orthodontist. Depending on your personal case and your provider's preferences, you could have doctor visits as little as once every six weeks. These visits are fairly brief because in most cases you'll just be picking up your new sets of aligners and Dr. Orcutt will be checking on your progress.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth; it’s also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw. Crooked teeth or jaw problems may contribute to improper cleaning of teeth, leading to tooth decay and, possibly, gum disease (which may increase your risk for heart disease) or total tooth loss. Orthodontic problems that go untreated can lead to chewing and digestion difficulties, speech impairments, and abnormal wear of tooth surfaces. Over time, excessive strain on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth can affect the jaw joints leading to problems such as headaches or face and neck pain.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children get an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Though orthodontic treatment can be done at any age, timely treatment ensures maximum dental health.
With all of the recent advancements in orthodontics, wearing braces has never been easier. State-of-the-art appliances and treatments are now available, from traditional metal braces, to clear and tooth colored brackets, to NASA type wires that are heat activated and require fewer adjustments! Some patients may even be candidates for treatment with Invisalign, a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using clear, retainer type aligners that require no braces or wires!
If treatment is necessary, we will thoroughly discuss which treatment option is best suited for you!
If you have any questions please call Dr. Brian S. Orcutt, Carmichael dentist, at (916) 961-8454. You can also find information about Invisalign at their website, www.invisalign.com.
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