While traditional braces were once the only solution for realigning teeth, they often present challenges. The wires and brackets can cause discomfort, and many dislike the look and feel. Given the choice between traditional braces and clear aligners, many opt for the latter. Their popularity has surged in recent years as a preferred option for teeth straightening and realignment. At Esparza Dentistry, we provide Invisalign® as a discreet, removable alternative to traditional braces. Crafted from transparent, comfortable materials, these custom-fit trays gently guide teeth into their proper positions. Clear aligners offer convenience and a nearly indetectable design. They grant wearers the freedom to maintain their lifestyle while enhancing their smile without the constraints of metal braces.
These custom-made clear aligners are thin, transparent trays designed to move your teeth gradually. Crafted from patented thermoplastic material, they provide a snug and comfortable fit. One of their key features is the ability to straighten teeth discreetly. Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible and designed to fit the contours of your teeth and gums perfectly. This design represents a significant departure from the metal bracket and wire system of traditional braces.
Invisalign can treat various concerns like overcrowding, crooked teeth, gaps, and bite issues.
If we determine that Invisalign is right for you, getting your aligners is relatively straightforward. The process begins at your consultation, where we will evaluate your smile and take impressions of your teeth. Your series of custom trays is then created in a dental lab. Once your aligners are ready, we will ensure they fit perfectly and guide you in caring for them. Typically, you will switch to a new set of trays every one to two weeks, depending on your unique situation. We will closely monitor your progress throughout your treatment during brief, 30-minute follow-up visits.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Invisalign® treatment is more efficient than traditional braces. Depending on the condition of your teeth when you begin treatment, you could notice a remarkable change in as little as six months with Invisalign. In addition to this efficiency, some other benefits of clear aligners include:
- More discreet: The clear plastic trays are virtually invisible, making them a highly preferred option for those seeking discreet orthodontic treatment. While clear braces are more understated than traditional metal braces, Invisalign typically offers an even more subtle solution.
- Less limiting: The ability to remove Invisalign aligners during meals eliminates the need to adjust your eating habits. Traditional braces come with a list of foods to avoid to protect the brackets and wires. In contrast, clear aligners aren’t meant to endure chewing forces, so you take them out while eating. This means you can enjoy all your favorite foods throughout your treatment without restrictions.
- More comfortable: Invisalign’s custom-made trays are designed to fit your teeth precisely. This ensures a snug and comfortable fit while maintaining an aesthetic appeal, as they follow the contours of your gum line. Unlike traditional braces, this design minimizes irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth.
- More convenient: Maintaining oral hygiene with Invisalign is simpler thanks to the aligners’ removability, allowing for easy cleaning. It is essential to follow standard oral hygiene practices, such as brushing after meals and cleaning the aligners before reinserting them.
- Less fuss: Cleaning and dietary restrictions can be challenging with traditional braces, given their brackets and wires. Breaks or protrusions of wires and loose or broken brackets often increase the likelihood of requiring repairs. Invisalign is a much simpler alternative to help realign your teeth with less fuss.
Clear Aligners Are for Everyone
The beauty of modern orthodontics, like Invisalign®, is that it’s not limited to any specific age group. Teeth alignment can be achieved at any stage of life. Whether you missed out on treatment in your younger years or your teeth have shifted over time, options like Invisalign offer a discreet and flexible way to realign your teeth and enhance your smile.
The popularity of clear aligners like Invisalign stems from their discretion and adaptability to various lifestyles. Adults and teens often favor these aligners because they’re virtually invisible, allowing individuals to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment. Additionally, their convenience complements different routines and activities, making it easier to maintain comfort and continue daily habits while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Talk To Us About Your Clear Aligners
If you want to transform your smile without calling attention to your teeth, clear aligners offer a fast and reliable solution. Whether you are interested in Invisalign or another treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation to determine the best treatment course for you. At your visit, we will review what to expect and what your custom treatment will entail. At Esparza Dentistry, we want all our patients to feel secure with their smiles. Visit us in Ontario, CA, to discover what Invisalign clear aligners can do for you.