San Ramon Invisalign Experts
If you're looking for the same great smile you can get from traditional braces but with more freedom and flexibility, the Invisalign clear aligner system at Bigman Orthodontics could be a good fit for your lifestyle.
What is involved in San Ramon Invisalign treatment?
When you follow treatment instructions from our doctors, Invisalign can treat common orthodontic problems as well as traditional braces can. Studies have proven this over the course of Invisalign's 20 year history. The Invisalign clear aligner system in San Ramon uses a series of clear, removable aligners to align your teeth and improve your oral health.
At your initial consultation with us, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. From this, we build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient's smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with your teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
What are the benefits of choosing San Ramon Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean is important for anyone, but it's especially important for orthodontic patients. Because of this, one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners, other than being nearly invisible, is that you can easily take them out. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. You'll never have to worry about getting food stuck in your brackets or wires. You will also remove them to brush and floss your teeth. This makes it's much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Another great benefit of the Invisalign system is that you don't have to worry about food restrictions. You can continue to eat your favorite foods since you can remove your clear aligners. This is significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces in San Ramon. Aligners do need to be removed before you eat to prevent any staining or discoloration. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, you won't get poked and irritated by wires in your mouth and there aren't any adjustment appointments to worry about. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that we can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the San Ramon Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. For two weeks, you'll wear each aligner for 20-22 hours per day except when you're eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, or flossing. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
Your trays will be custom designed by our doctors to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with how your teeth are shifting as they begin to straighten. When you come to visit us at Bigman Orthodontics, we'll check to make sure your treatment is on track. You must change the aligners on time and follow all other directions from our doctors. This is the most important thing is you want your San Ramon Invisalign to be successful. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that's been made.
It's important to remember that every patient in San Ramon will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. How well you comply will determine how long your treatment is. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say for sure how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.
Neglecting even a seemingly small instruction can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. The average treatment time is estimated based on how well you follow the recommended guidelines. This means wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment.
To learn more about San Ramon Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule your free consultation.