When people hear the words “orthodontic treatment” they most likely think of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, braces are no longer the only option when it comes to straightening your smile. Dr. Paul Sokolowski provides Invisalign® clear aligners to give you a more discreet and comfortable treatment option.
What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Invisalign clear aligners are exactly what they sound like – custom-made clear plastic aligners used to adjust the position of your teeth. These aligners are created using state-of-the-art imaging and computer technology to ensure they fit your mouth perfectly. They are a great option for anyone who wants to maintain a natural appearance while also improving their smile, making them the perfect option for teenagers and adults alike.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
When you receive Invisalign orthodontic treatment at Daghlian Pediatric Dentistry & Sokolowski Orthodontics, we will provide you with a series of clear plastic aligners. Each set of aligners makes small, precise adjustments to the position of your teeth. As you switch to new sets of aligners, your smile will gradually progress until all your teeth are properly aligned. Our orthodontist will meet with you (or your child, if they are the patient) regularly throughout the treatment to monitor the progress of your smile and make sure it is proceeding as planned.
Benefits Of Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign aligners offers many benefits, including:
- The ability to treat all the same issues as traditional braces, including crowded and crooked teeth, gapped and spaced teeth, and bad bites.
- A nearly invisible treatment – in fact, other people may not even notice you are receiving treatment!
- Removable aligners, allowing you to brush and floss normally and to eat whatever you would like.
- A more comfortable treatment experience – the aligners are made from smooth plastic, so no metal brackets or wires are needed.
Life With Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to be minimally invasive and have as little impact on your lifestyle as possible. Because they are removable, you can brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. This also helps you avoid any restrictions on what you can or can’t eat, as the aligners can be removed and won’t be damaged by particular types of foods. Just remember to store the aligners properly, and don’t forget them in the cafeteria or restaurant!
Taking Care of Your Aligners
You should clean your aligners regularly, as otherwise they may cause your teeth to appear stained or dirty. You can use the Invisalign cleaning system, or you can brush them gently with your toothbrush and rinse them in lukewarm water. The aligners should not be washed under hot water or in a dishwasher, as this will warm the plastic and ruin the aligners. We also strongly recommend that you don’t chew gum, eat or drink while wearing your appliance.
Make An Appointment Today!
Give us a call to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist and learn more about Invisalign clear aligners in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, California!
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