Metal braces are no longer the only way to get a beautiful, straight smile. Invisalign aligners are the revolutionary orthodontic treatment that allow you to straighten your smile discreetly and comfortably. Our team at Alluvial Dental Center is happy to offer Invisalign aligners to our adult and teen patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Get the smile you deserve without the pain or embarrassment of metal braces.
Invisalign aligners are made from a BPA-free clear plastic that is customized to fit over your teeth. They are removable but should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to achieve results. The aligners work like metal braces, applying gentle pressure to shift teeth into the desired alignment. However, there are no brackets or wires on your teeth, only a clear shield of plastic. This makes them much more comfortable and almost invisible to others.
While Invisalign was originally designed for adults, this treatment is now available for teens, too. Invisalign Teen has the same great attributes as adult aligners, as they are clear and comfortable. One thing teens really appreciate about Invisalign Teen over metal braces is that they can eat whatever they want. Some foods must be restricted with metal braces. However, with Invisalign, you can take out and put back in the aligners to eat, brush and floss.
Invisalign treatment times are typically like braces, ranging from several months to two years, depending on the patient. Every few weeks a new set of aligners are issued and patients become one step closer to aligning the teeth in their desired position.
If you or your teen needs orthodontic treatment, come learn more about discreet, comfortable Invisalign aligners at our office in Fresno. Contact Alluvial Dental Center today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.