Do you have crooked teeth? Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Call Premier Dental Care today. Dr. Karim Naguib and his team provide patients with orthodontic solutions in their Lancaster and Palmdale offices. They will take your budget, goals, and oral health into account before choosing a treatment.
Invisalign is an effective solution that often has a shorter treatment time than traditional methods and is more comfortable and discreet. Learn more about the benefits of this popular cosmetic dental treatment and the steps of the Invisalign treatment process below.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is practically invisible. The aligners we will provide you with are made of clear, smooth plastic. The aligners are comfortable and discreet. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that it is easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would do on a daily basis.
In addition, since you can remove Invisalign clear aligners anytime, you do not have to worry about food getting stuck in your dental appliance. There are no restrictions on what you can and cannot eat.
Invisalign straightens crooked and misaligned teeth. Last but not least, it addresses underbites and overbites more comfortably versus traditional methods. The aligners are made of a comfortable plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums as traditional metal braces do.
Treatment with Invisalign
Dr. Naguib will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to create your plastic aligners. This information will be used to create digital 3-D images and map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
Based on your custom orthodontic treatment plan, we will create a series of custom-made, clear aligners. They can be worn and removed when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. Your teeth will gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
You will begin wearing a new set of aligners every two weeks when you advance to the next stage of your treatment. Make sure to schedule checkups with our dentists every six weeks so that we can monitor your progress. Throughout treatment, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day for the best results. Once treatment is complete, your dentist in Lancaster, CA will provide you with a retainer to keep your teeth in place and maintain their straight appearance.
How long does it take for patients’ teeth to move with Invisalign?
Teeth alignment is a process that takes time. Patients need to be patient while looking for results with Invisalign. Most patients begin to notice some shifting after 10-12 weeks. The full treatment typically takes about a year on average.
Does Invisalign change your face shape?
Invisalign can change the shape of some patients’ faces. Although, in most cases, the change is not negative! Aligning your teeth may have a direct impact on the shape of your face and jaw.
What happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign for 22 hours a day?
Patients should wear their aligners for at least 22 hours per day for optimal results. If you want your results to be on time, and for your aligners to fit well comfortably, you should follow all directions. You can risk undoing your results or having the process take much longer if you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners at least 22 hours a day.
What should you avoid while undergoing Invisalign treatment?
Patients with Invisalign should avoid eating or drinking with their aligners in. It is also important not to chew on your aligners, as this will cause them to lose their shape.
What disqualifies someone from getting Invisalign?
Patients with restorations in place, such as bonds, implants, veneers, or crowns are not good candidates for Invisalign. Patients with TMJ should also avoid Invisalign treatment.
How do I know if my Invisalign is working?
As your Invisalign starts working you will feel slight pain, and many describe their aligners as feeling tight. This is a sign that your aligners are working, and your teeth are shifting.
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Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.
The professional team at Premier Dental Care aims to provide comfortable and comprehensive treatment to patients of all ages. They will work with you to find a solution that aligns with your specific oral health needs. If you have any questions about treatment or the dental solutions that we offer, don’t hesitate to ask a member of our staff.