Crooked teeth don't have to be a permanent feature. Invisalign offers our patients a way to quickly and discreetly straighten their teeth.
The field of orthodontics has long been associated with metal wires, brackets, headgear, and discomfort associated with them. But thanks to Invisalign, that’s no longer the case! At our Walnut Creek, CA, dental office, we are proud to offer this clear aligner orthodontic option to our patients. You can straighten crooked teeth, adjust alignment, and so much more. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
What Is Invisalign®?Invisalign is an orthodontic option that allows the wearer to subtly straighten their teeth. It can correct a variety of issues ranging from mildly crooked teeth and small gaps to overcrowding and misaligned bites. It consists of a series of clear aligners that slowly and gently reposition your teeth. Over the course of your treatment, your teeth will move closer to their ideal positions. The average treatment time is six to 12 months, but our team will go over your particular case during your consultation.
Benefits Of Invisalign®Invisalign offers wearers a number of benefits, including:
- A more comfortable orthodontic option
- Virtually invisible straightening trays
- A non-invasive application
- The ability to eat and drink all your favorite things
- Fewer dental visits
- No changes to your dental hygiene routine
Invisalign® & Oral HealthThe alignment of your teeth plays a big role in your overall oral health. When teeth are straight, it’s easier to brush and floss and to get into all those hard-to-reach places to make sure that no food particles are getting stuck. Luckily, Invisalign can help you achieve that straighter smile and contribute to the improvement of your dental health. As your teeth slowly move into better alignment, you’ll notice that you’re able to better care for your teeth and keep them looking and feeling healthy.
The Invisalign® ProcessOnce you’ve determined with our team that Invisalign is the best treatment option for your needs, we will get started by taking images and x-rays of your teeth. We are able to take detailed 3D images of your teeth, which we use to design your treatment plan and visualize the results. We will send this information to the lab to have your aligners created. After your aligners arrive in our office, you’ll visit us again to make sure they fit properly. You’ll go home with this set and wear them for at least 22 hours each day, taking them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every few weeks, you’ll change to a new set of aligners. Each new set moves your teeth a little more. You’ll also visit our office every couple of months to allow our team to check your progress and make any adjustments needed. During these appointments, we’ll also provide you with your next few aligner tray sets. After an average of 18 to 24 months, you’ll have a perfectly aligned smile!
Are You A Candidate For Invisalign®?Many of our patients are excellent candidates for Invisalign. Whether you have crooked teeth, gaps, or a misaligned bite, Invisalign therapy can address these issues and more. The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with our team. Our doctors are well-versed in Invisalign therapy and can walk you through the process and your potential results.
Our Orthodontic Journey Will Make You Smile
At James R. Mattingly, DDS DABDSM, we take great joy in bringing smiles to our patients’ faces. Pay us a visit and experience exceptional dental care delivered by a compassionate, gentle, and knowledgeable team. We eagerly await to support you on your journey to a straighter, healthier smile. Call today to schedule your consultation!