Generally, we are not born with perfectly straight teeth. Most of us have slight misalignments in our teeth. If you have a misaligned smile that you are not satisfied with, you may be considering orthodontic treatment. While traditional braces are effective and have long been a popular choice, there is now another choice available with Invisalign®️ clear aligners. You can find this treatment at Great Park Dental.
Our dentists conduct a complete dental exam based on which it is decided if you are need to go for clear aligners in Irvine as the perfect treatment plan for you.
Invisalign®️ is a system of clear aligners that are worn to change the position of the teeth. Traditional braces work by applying a slight but steady pressure on the teeth via a system of brackets and wires. Over time, the position of the teeth changes due to this pressure. Invisalign®️ aligners work in the same way using a set of specially designed and custom-made aligners.
For successful treatment, you will need to wear each aligner for 20-22 hours a day. It’s recommended that the aligners only be taken out when eating and for cleaning. Aligners will be changed out about every week and occasional visits to see your dentist at Great Park Dental will be required to make sure that treatment is progressing as planned.
During a consultation, your dentist will take an x-ray and a scan of your teeth. Using this data, he or she will create a treatment plan to map out the movement of the teeth. You may be able to see a preview of the movement and the final result. The aligners can then be created to follow the treatment plan.
Invisalign®️ aligners are removable, so they can be taken out when eating, though it’s important to ensure that the teeth are completely free of food debris before an aligner is put back on; leftover food debris can lead to damage and/or staining on the teeth. Aligners can also be taken out during brushing and flossing. The aligners themselves also require maintenance, with a good rinse and gentle brushing.
On average, treatment with Invisalign®️ takes about 12 months, though this time depends on the severity of the misalignment. For clear aligners near you, you can get in touch with the dentists at Great Park Dental today and avail the services.
To learn more about this treatment and whether or not it is right for you, make an appointment at Great Park Dental in Irvine. Other than for clear aligners near you in Irvine, we also provide our services in other locations including East Irvine, Orangetree, Oak Creek, Woodbridge, Cypress Village, Woodbury, and Stonegate.