Invisalign® is a nearly invisible method of straightening your teeth offered by dentists and orthodontists. Instead of metal braces, clear aligners incrementally shift your teeth and transform your smile without metal brackets and rubber bands. Invisalign works for teens and adults of all ages. Book your consultation with Invisalign-certified Dr. Melissa Khurasany at Claremont Dental Arts in Claremont, California, to learn more and set up a custom treatment plan that will make your smile.
First you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Khurasany, during which she’ll take precise digital images of your teeth, so she can map out a custom treatment plan for you. She’ll show you a preview of your new smile and how your teeth will shift into alignment.
Then, Dr. Khurasany will create your aligners out of Invisalign’s special SmartTrack® material, which is virtually invisible. She’ll fit the aligners on you to make sure they’re comfortable and fit snugly over your teeth. To get the best results, you’ll want to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss.
You’ll switch to your next set of aligners every one or two weeks. The total treatment time depends on the needs of each patient, but the average treatment time for Invisalign patients is 12 months. After treatment, you’ll get a custom-made retainer to keep your new smile intact.
While both Invisalign and traditional braces straighten teeth and promote proper function, Invisalign is usually a better fit for simple tooth movements. Traditional braces can be necessary for more serious corrections and complex problems. You’ll want to book a consultation with Dr. Khurasany to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
Another difference is that with traditional dental braces, general oral health concerns such as gum disease must be addressed before you begin treatment. With Invisalign, you can begin treatment even if you have gum disease, and it’s easy to continue to take care of your gums during treatment. Some studies have even shown that gum health improves during Invisalign treatment.
Yes. If you had braces when you were younger, your teeth have likely shifted. Invisalign can help re-correct the shifting without the trauma of getting braces again.
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However, the cost of Invisalign primarily depends on your specific needs and the difficulty of your case. To learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile, contact Dr. Khurasany at Claremont Dental Arts.