Clear Orthodontics (Invisalign®)

Invisalign in La Mesa

Clear Orthodontics (Invisalign®)

The unfortunate truth is, most of us aren’t born with perfect teeth. Yeah, we all know those people that are naturally gifted with a perfect smile, but those people are very rare. That being said, a lot of us will decide to have braces at some point in our life. Not only do braces lead to straighter teeth, they can also lead to exceptional oral health and a greater satisfaction with your smile. However, braces can look very unpleasant and can be very annoying, and even painful, to wear. Say goodbye to those.

What is Clear Orthodontics?

Clear orthodontics involves the use of clear braces as opposed to the standard metal material. Similar to standard metal braces, clear braces work just the same, but use a tooth-color ceramic material instead of the metal material. Another form of clear braces, also called aligners, consist of plastic trays that vary in size as you progress through the treatment cycle. Over time, you’ll receive many different trays that help to form and straighten your teeth. Unlike standard braces, these clear aligners are less painful and way more convenient. Furthermore, the results are outstanding! Although there are many brands of clear aligners, a few of the more common brands are Invisalign® and ClearCorrect.

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How Does the Process Work?

During your initial consultation with a dentist, they’ll first examine your teeth and ask you questions about your oral health. The dental professional will then discuss how long the aligner treatment will take and what will be involved. From there, the dentist will conduct a series of measurements and impressions using a molding material. The data from the impressions and measurements is then uploaded to a computer where 3D models are created. A special program will then display how the teeth should be moved for the best results possible. This program will also help determine how many aligners you will need for the duration of your treatment. Depending on your situation, you’ll most likely receive multiple aligners that need to be swapped out every few weeks or so. Each aligner will be tighter and smaller than the previous one to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment.

When Will I See Results?

Clear Orthodontic treatment in La Mesa

Although the duration of treatment is based on a case by case basis, most clear braces treatments are completed within 6 months. However, as you progress through your aligners, you’ll be sure to notice results very quickly! After the treatment has concluded, you’ll receive a clear retainer that needs to be worn while you sleep.

Cardinal Dental is Here for You!

If you’re looking for fast, reliable, and effective clear orthodontic treatment, then be sure to reach out to Cardinal Dental today! Located in La Mesa, California, we’re a professional dental office that provides top-notch clear orthodontic solutions. We are proud to offer Invisalign® and ClearCorrect, so you’ll be sure to receive aligners from the leading brands in the industry. Call us today to learn more!

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