If the fact that caring for your teeth becomes harder once you start wearing braces, makes you think twice about straightening your teeth, think again – Invisalign is a great option that makes the least change to your current hygiene routines.
Invisalign is the name of the process of using clear plastic trays known as aligners to move teeth to their ideal places. They are custom-made according to the shape of your teeth but are not perfect molds of the teeth to prevent them from moving. Rather, the trays or aligners differ slightly from your teeth in a way that the teeth move and shift slowly to eventually fit the tray.
The process starts by visiting an orthodontist to see if you are eligible for Invisalign treatment, then an orthodontic plan is created, including the patient visiting every two weeks to get a new set of aligning trays.
What’s great about Invisalign is that patients can remove them whenever necessary. Though, it is recommended that patients remove the aligners when eating or drinking, as well as when they brush their teeth after every meal. The patient should also have to clean the aligners to prevent staining resulting from the exposure to the remaining food particles in the mouth. The advantages are great compared to braces, and you don’t have to miss out on your favorite foods – simply remove the trays whenever you’re eating.
If you’re a good candidate and cost is your only problem, don’t be afraid to discuss this with your orthodontist as most providers are more than happy to offer a flexible monthly payment plan to help make the costs of Invisalign orthodontic treatments easier on your wallet.
To learn more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at www.chrisjohnsdds.com.
Dr. Chris Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae and all surrounding areas.