Have you constantly desired a straighter smile but the thought of having metal braces has made you avoid treatment? If you shook your head yes, you might be a perfect candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening method that has helped millions of people, including those in the San Marcos and Vista, California areas, achieve the smile of their dreams without having to wear traditional braces. The team at Shadowridge Dental Group is proud to offer Invisalign to patients who wish to improve their oral health and their smile’s appearance with orthodontic treatment.
Traditional braces use the pressure of metal brackets and wires on the teeth to move misaligned teeth into an ideal position. While traditional braces are highly effective, they have some downsides. The brackets can be uncomfortable; there is a long list of food restrictions, and their unsightly appearance is a huge deterrent for many. Invisalign can be just as effective as traditional braces without any hassles.
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligner trays precisely crafted from digital images of your mouth. Each set of aligner trays is worn for 22-23 hours per day to shift teeth into the proper position gradually. The trays are swapped out every two weeks for the next set in the series. Throughout treatment, you will come to the office for quick check-ups, but with Invisalign, no tightening or adjustments are needed. The most important thing is to ensure you are wearing the aligners for the prescribed amount of time daily so that treatment is a success.