Invisalign Salinas CA - Clear Braces - Alternatives to Traditional Braces
Invisalign is the ideal solution for Salinas dental patients who desire a straighter smile. One of the primary objections to getting traditional braces as an adult is the impact they have on your smile. Having to wear those metal brackets for an extended period of time is enough to scare away any patient. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment, allowing you to straighten your teeth almost unnoticeably, without metal brackets or retainers.
What are the advantages of Invisalign compared to veneers or traditional braces?
Traditional metal braces, veneers, and Invisalign are the three most common methods of aligning a patient’s teeth, though each method differs from the next.
The primary way in which Invisalign differs from traditional metal braces, is that the Invisalign trays are removable. While patients love that they are also nearly undetectable, the flexibility of being able to remove the trays is seen as an added bonus. Should a patient be attending a wedding or an important event, they can remove the aligners at their will.
Additionally, Invisalign is unlike veneers because the aligners shift your natural teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain covers that affix to etched teeth, filling in spaces between teeth, and giving them a straight appearance. While they are a quick fix, veneers can be somewhat expensive and are a semi-temporary solution and strictly cosmetic to a real orthodontic problem.
Patients who opt for Invisalign should keep in mind that they’ll be required to be proactive in their treatment. Since the aligning trays are removable, patients must be diligent about wearing their aligners. Should a patient be less disciplined in wearing their trays, treatment can extend beyond the original estimated length of treatment.
What kind of bite problems can Invisalign solve?
In most cases, Invisalign can fix the same problems as traditional braces. Some of the problems that can be corrected with Invisalign include:
• Gaps between teeth
What does treatment involve?
For Salinas Invisalign patients, the treatment process is fairly straightforward. First, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel, and he will assess your smile and bite, as well as go over what changes you’d like to see in your smile.
After thorough treatment planning, we’ll take 3-D images of your jaw which will allow Dr. Patel to predict what your jaw may look like after treatment. He’ll study the bone structure and determine how Invisalign can change the facial structure.
Once this planning phase is complete, a unique set of aligners will be made. Typically, a patient receives anywhere from 20 to 29 aligners per arch.
If you’re seeking Invisalign in Salinas, Monterey, Seaside, or surrounding neighborhoods, we welcome you to our practice. Here, you will receive the attention-to-detail you deserve.
Request an appointment online, or contact our practice in Salinas today!