Many patients visit our office looking for cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct their crooked teeth. At Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental, we are happy to provide Invisalign to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Drs. Krutav and Kush Patel provide a full range of general, cosmetic and restorative dental services for patients of all ages. They would be happy to discuss your bite pattern with you and come up with a plan to help you achieve your dream smile.
If you are considering pursuing Invisalign treatment for yourself, remember these three major benefits of Invisalign:
No Dietary Restrictions
Orthodontic treatment is typically associated with traditional metal braces. However, Invisalign is a discreet alternative to metal braces. Because metal braces are firmly attached to your dental structures for the duration of the treatment process, patients must adapt to dietary restrictions to protect their dental hardware. Crunchy or sticky foods pose a danger to metal braces, and can potentially damage the hardware and cause the treatment to be delayed. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about any of this. Invisalign is a set of clear, removable aligners. Not only are they see-through for more discreet usage but they are also easily removed during meal times or for snacks. When you remove the aligners, you are free to eat or drink whatever you want without worrying about it affecting your treatment plan. As long as you keep them on for an average of 20-22 hours a day, your Invisalign will continue to straighten your teeth.
Easy To Clean
Traditional braces can be difficult to keep clean. This is because food is often getting caught in the dental hardware. With so much going on in your mouth, it can be difficult to even notice things that are stuck in your teeth in time to remove them. This is why many patients who get braces struggle with their oral hygiene and tooth discoloration. With Invisalign, you can simply remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss. Keeping the aligners clean is easy, and you can even take them out to rinse them off throughout the day. With fewer oral hygiene hazards, Invisalign will help you maintain your smile aesthetics while you undergo treatment so that when your teeth are straight, you will be left with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Less Time Spent In The Dental Chair
When you have traditional braces, you have to spend a lot of time sitting in the dental chair. The braces must be tightened by a trained dental professional to ensure that your treatment progresses. This occurs every few weeks. With Invisalign, we will provide you with all of your aligners upfront so that you don’t have to keep coming back and forth to our office throughout your treatment plan. While some check-up appointments may be necessary, you will not spend nearly as much time in the dental chair as you would with traditional braces. In about a year with Invisalign, most patients can complete treatment and enjoy both a beautiful new smile and improved dental health.