Invisalign® Specialist

Saint Mary Family Dental -  - Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Saint Mary Family Dental

Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry & Board Certified Periodontist located in Whittier, CA

Would you like a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces? If so, InvisalignⓇ might be right for you, and it’s available at St. Mary Family Dental in Whittier, California. To explore what this revolutionary alignment system can do for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a patented teeth alignment system that uses a series of clear plastic trays to gently reposition your teeth into proper alignment. It’s a great alternative to traditional metal braces and a safe and effective way to perfect your smile. 

Invisalign can perform many of the same tasks as metal braces. Some of the dental issues Invisalign can correct include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • A mix of baby and permanent teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • General misalignment issues

While some cases require traditional metal braces for optimal correction, many men, women, and teens can get outstanding results from Invisalign. 

What is the process for getting Invisalign?

The process begins with a consultation to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. A dental exam and digital scanning gather information about the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. That data is used to create a customized treatment plan. 

You’ll learn what Invisalign can do for your smile and how long the treatment timeframe will take. You’ll also discuss the cost of Invisalign and available payment options. 

If you decide to move forward, you’ll return to have your first set of aligners fitted. Those clear plastic trays are crafted by a lab and sent to St. Mary Family Dental in a series. 

The aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. You wear each set for a couple of weeks before switching to the next set of aligners. The aligners place gentle pressure on your teeth, moving them into optimal positioning. 

It’s essential to wear your aligners around the clock, removing them only when eating and during your oral hygiene routines.

Why choose Invisalign?

You have options when it comes to teeth alignment. One reason Invisalign is such a popular choice is its ability to achieve a gorgeous smile without a mouth full of metal brackets, wires, and hooks. Your clear aligners are virtually undetectable, which is a bonus for adults who want to make a good impression in social or business settings. 

Invisalign also allows you to maintain a solid dental hygiene routine as your treatment progresses. You don’t need to spend extra time and effort working around metal brackets and wires, and you can clearly see all surfaces of your teeth. 

If you have questions about Invisalign and would like to learn more, book your one-on-one visit today, online, or over the phone.