Invisalign® – Fresno Dental Professionals
While orthodontics provides a number of health and cosmetic advantages, many adults find the idea of wearing bulky, distracting metal braces to be a significant deterrent from undergoing treatment. At Fresno Dental Professionals, we recognize the importance and value of discreet braces for teens and adults. To help these individuals receive the care they need, our Fresno dentists recommend Invisalign® clear braces as an alternative to thick metal braces.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a tried and true product backed by decades of research and countless successful results. Rather than relying on a series of metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign® uses clear, plastic aligning trays to reposition teeth discreetly. Made to precisely fit each arch and scalloped to minimize gum tissue irritation, Invsialign® is a much more comfortable alternative that eliminates the unpleasant scratching or tightness that frequently accompanies traditional braces.
As Invisalign® trays are removable, much of the actual treatment occurs at home, with patients swapping out aligning trays based on their pre-determined treatment plan. Not only does this feature lessen the number of visits to our Fresno office needed throughout your Invisalign treatment, but it also makes it easier for patients to keep their trays and smiles clean and healthy. Since trays can be easily removed, patients are able to take out their trays before meals and replace then when they’re finished eating, brushing, and flossing.
One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign® is that the trays are virtually invisible. For adult patients in professional occupations, wearing metal braces can be distracting and embarrassing. With Invisalign®, patients are able to maintain a professional appearance while still correcting their smile.
The Invisalign® Process and Care
At our Fresno cosmetic dental practice, we know that every patient faces unique obstacles in achieving their ideal smile. In addition to offering traditional Invisalign®, Fresno Dental Professionals also offers Invisalign® Express, for patients that need only minor corrections, and Invisalign 5®, an option that uses only five aligning trays to correct cases of minimal relapse.
Once we’ve determined the best Invisalign® plan for your smile, our dentists take impressions of your dentition to create your unique aligning trays. During your first consultation, we will also create your unique treatment plan for at-home care and treatment. Depending on the number of aligners needed to correct your smile, we may provide patients with two or three trays, each to be changed at two week intervals. For the best results, our Fresno dentists recommend wearing the trays for at least 22 hours a day, excluding meals.
When your treatment is done, we usually end the process with a retainer, which will make sure your teeth stay straight, and eventually you will only have to wear it at night.
Contact your Fresno, CA Practice for Invisalign®
Visit our cosmetic dental practice and find out if Invisalign® is right for you. Call us to schedule a consultation or with questions regarding Invisalign® treatment.