Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth and want a modern alternative to dental braces? Invisalign uses clear trays or aligners to straighten teeth over time gradually. This orthodontic treatment helps patients who have mild to moderately crooked teeth and want to straighten teeth discreetly. It is also easy to clean and care for Invisalign trays. Patient education is important in our practice; we want patients to learn about their treatment options. We welcome patients to read answers to common questions about Invisalign treatment in Fullerton, CA.
FAQs: Invisalign Treatment in Fullerton, CA
Many patients have these common questions about Invisalign:
How do I know if I need Invisalign?
Invisalign is a great option for patients who require orthodontic treatment but do not have extensive or severe bite issues. If you have healthy teeth but want a straighter smile, we can determine if Invisalign is right for you. We will take dental x-rays and examine the bite structure in our office. We do not recommend Invisalign for younger patients because they do not have all of their permanent teeth.
Do I need to visit the dentist often if I have Invisalign?
We recommend that patients visit our office about once every six weeks so we can examine their teeth and ensure that the Invisalign aligners are straightening their smiles.
What are the non-aesthetic benefits of Invisalign?
Because Invisalign treatment straightens misaligned and crooked teeth, it can help prevent problems like decay and gum disease. It is often more difficult to remove food from between crooked teeth, so bacteria can easily build on the teeth and gums. Straightening teeth with Invisalign helps prevent the spread of bacteria. Invisalign aligners also help patients speak clearly and eat the foods they love. Because patients can remove their aligners, they can eat crunchy foods without worrying about breaking their appliances.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Typically, it can take 12 or more months to complete Invisalign treatment. This treatment time varies due to each patient’s needs and how they care for their aligners. Patients should wear their aligners for 22 hours a day for the best results.
Why do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day?
If you leave your aligners out of your mouth for over many hours or even days, your teeth can begin to shift into their previous position. Remember to bring your aligners everywhere with you and place them on your teeth after meals.
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, call Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental at (714) 888-7008. You can also schedule a dental appointment online with Dr. Kush or Krutav Patel.