Dreaming of that flawless smile but without the rough journey of metal brackets and wires? Well, your dream might just be a call away. At El Dorado Hills Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Jonah Tabrizi and our dedicated team are here to guide you on a journey toward a perfect smile with the magic of Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that achieve the same end goal as braces. Some things to know about Invisalign:
- Transparent: Invisalign consists of multiple sets of clear aligners custom-made for your teeth. No more hiding your smile during your teeth-straightening journey!
- Flexible: You can easily remove them while eating, brushing, or for special occasions.
- Innovative: Utilizing advanced orthodontic techniques, Invisalign aligners gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. No need to get any wires tightened!
Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
A common debate: Invisalign or traditional braces? Here’s what to consider:
- Visibility: Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible. Perfect for those who prefer a discreet option.
- Comfort: No sharp edges or brackets. These aligners are designed for maximum comfort and fit exactly with your teeth. No need to make room for metal brackets!
- Hygiene: Easily removable, making brushing and flossing a breeze.
- Food: No dietary restrictions! Just remove your aligners and enjoy any cuisine you crave.
However, it’s essential to understand that the best choice varies from person to person. While Invisalign is fantastic for many, traditional braces might be a better fit for specific orthodontic needs and individual lifestyles.
While Invisalign is a stellar option, we believe in educating patients about the many options for teeth straightening:
- Traditional Braces: The classic route, suitable for a wide range of orthodontic corrections.
- Clear Braces: Much like traditional braces but with clear brackets for added discretion.
- Lingual Braces: Placed on the inside of your teeth, they’re completely hidden from view.
Curious about the journey? Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Consultation: Head over to our office for a chat with Dr. Jonah Tabrizi. We’ll assess your teeth and discuss your goals.
- Custom Plan: Using advanced imaging, we’ll create a tailored treatment plan for you.
- Receive Your Aligners: Once your custom aligners are ready, swing by to pick them up and learn all about their care.
- Regular Check-ups: Drop in every 6-8 weeks so we can monitor progress and give you your next set of aligners.
How Long Do I Need to Wear Invisalign Retainers?
After the journey with your aligners:
- Maintain the Magic: Post-treatment, you’ll need retainers to ensure your teeth stay in their newfound perfect positions.
- Wear Time: Initially, it’s 24/7 (just like your aligners). Over time, you’ll transition to wearing them only at night.
- Lifelong Commitment: To ensure the longevity of your results, consider your retainers a lifelong companion.
Can I speed things up and move to my next aligners early?
While we’re excited to see your new smile, we recommend always following the instructions for transitioning to the next set of aligners. If you try to move your teeth too quickly, move to the next set of aligners too early, or skip one of your aligner sets, you can actually damage your teeth and mouth. Permanent damage like tooth shrinkage, tooth reabsorption, and instability in the roots — which can lead to teeth falling out! — can cause greater problems down the road.
Call to Schedule an Appointment Today
Ready to embark on the journey to your best smile? Let’s get you started! Call (916) 941-1515 to set up your consultation. Concerned about cost? Let’s chat about insurance and payment plans to make your dream smile achievable. Our dentist and team are excited to welcome you.
Dr. Jonah Tabrizi and our team at El Dorado Hills Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry are eager to guide and support you on this transformative adventure. Trust us, your dream smile awaits, and it’s closer than you think!