Highland Dental of Hayward
Invisalign, Clear Braces, Invisible Braces
Crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, and other alignment problems can make you unhappy with your smile. Braces are an uncomfortable and unattractive solution, but there is another option: Invisalign. With Invisalign, you can have the smile you want without traditional braces.
Invisalign is a revolutionary system that allows you to correct your bite with a more modern and aesthetic approach than traditional metal braces. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign! Our dentists in Hayward, CA, Drs. Josh Tran and Virna Villas, are proud to offer the Invisalign system to our patients.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, comfortable, and removable plastic trays called aligners to gently and gradually correct a wide range of bite problems. The trays are nearly invisible, and most people will never even notice they’re there when you smile and talk.
The Invisalign Process
You and Dr. Tran or Dr. Villas will create a treatment plan that addresses the issues you want to correct. We will make a 3D model of your mouth using photos, x-rays, and impressions so that the aligner trays are precisely customized to your teeth. When the aligners arrive at our office, we will meet with you again to ensure a proper and comfortable fit.
You will wear each aligner tray for about two weeks, then switch to the next tray. These trays cause your teeth to move, a little at a time. We will schedule follow-up visits at our Hayward, CA dental office approximately every six weeks, to monitor your progress and make sure the treatment is proceeding as expected.
The average treatment time for Invisalign is around nine to fifteen months, although your specific situation may require shorter or longer treatment. For optimal results, you should wear the Invisalign trays at least twenty to twenty-two hours per day and practice good oral hygiene during the treatment process.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many benefits over metal braces. Because the trays are removable, you can eat whatever you want throughout your treatment. Instead of metal and wires, which can be abrasive and leave your mouth tender and sore, Invisalign trays are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic.
Invisalign also makes it easier to take care of your teeth since you can continue to brush and floss normally while using Invisalign. They are ideal for athletes because there are no metal brackets to cut into your mouth during contact sports, and they can be removed so that a mouth guard can be comfortably worn.
If you’re sensitive about your appearance and worry about the look of metal braces, Invisalign trays are a nearly invisible solution. They are a low-profile, clear plastic that is fitted precisely to your teeth to make them as unnoticeable as possible.
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