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Invisalign

No one wants to hide their smile due to deformed teeth. Originally the only option was uncomfortable metal braces now there is Invisalign. Invisalign uses a sequence of custom made plastic aligners to straighten your teeth allowing a comfortable alternative to metal braces. These aligners act like invisible braces allowing your teeth to be straightened comfortably and discreetly. 

Why Choose Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic procedures to fix crooked teeth. Smile Time Dental is a certified Invisalign provider and can create a sequence of 18 to 30 aligners. Each aligner is used for 2 weeks at a time and then replaced with a new aligner. Each aligner will shift your teeth gradually your teeth will steadily progress and by the final aligner you will have the smile you always wanted. 

Invisalign Advantages:

  • Discreet and nearly invisible 
  • Can be taken off to eat or brush your teeth 
  • Smooth against your lips and teeth

You will never have to hide your smile because Invisalign is practically invisible. If you are self conscious of the look of braces Invisalign is a discrete alternative. The entire process is usually 9 to 15 months long determined by the location of your teeth in your mouth. 

Is Invisalign Right For Me

Invisalign is a great solution for people that want to straighten their teeth without the typical problems of braces. Sometimes Invisalign is not the right fit for everyone. 

If you have a more serious case that involves some of the below conditions your dentist may not recommend Invisalign for your situation:

  • Odd tooth shape having round or short teeth may not be able to align properly in Invisalign
  • Gapped or crowded teeth Invisalign does not put enough force to straighten overcrowded or misaligned teeth
  • Dental bridge due to bridges being connected to your teeth it is difficult for the aligners to shift your teeth
  • Misaligned jaws Invisalign are not made to help improve your jaw position or bite into alignment

If you are a good candidate for Invisalign this regimen can gradually and gently shift your teeth so they become perfectly spaced and aligned in your mouth. More adults than teenagers have Invisalign due to the discipline of caring and wearing their aligners and their teeth are already grown in. 

Check out our complete list of services, such as CEREC, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown Lengthening, Dental Implants, Dental Financing, Emergency Dental Care, Extractions, General Dentistry, Inlays\Onlays, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Root Canals, Sedation Dentistry, Teeth Cleaning and Zoom Whitening. We have offices in Arden, Auburn, Citrus Heights, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Lincoln, Rocklin, San Ramon and S. Sacramento. Call us to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

Invisalign FAQ

Q: Does Invisalign hurt? 

A: On average patients feels tightness when using a new aligner but typically diminishes within a couple of days. Discomfort feels like a light pressure on your teeth. 

Q: How do I preserve my final outcome? 

A: After your treatment plan you will need to use a retainer to preserve your teeth from shifting back. We offer several options for retainers. 

Q: How long do I wear my Invisalign aligners? 

A: It is recommended that you wear your Invisalign 22 hours everyday and they should be removed when you eat or when you brush and floss your teeth. 

Q: Does Invisalign produce the same results as regular braces? 

A: Both orthodontic appliances work towards the goal of straight teeth there’s no way to tell which one was used at the end. 

Q: Are there food or drink restrictions? 

A: You can eat or drink anything while in treatment just be sure to take out your Invisalign when brushing your teeth and eating. 

Q: What is Invisalign made of? 

A: Aligners are made of a flexible thin medical-grade thermoplastic that is bpa, bps, latex, and gluten free. 

Q: Is every dentist an Invisalign provider?

A: Only qualified dentists are certified Invisalign providers. Dentists need to be specially trained and attended special courses to become qualified. 

Q: Does my dental insurance cover Invisalign? 

A: Many dental insurance plans will cover a portion of Invisalign. You should contact your insurance to find out how much your plan covers.