Patients with crooked teeth might be dissatisfied with the appearance of their smiles. They may also be nervous that orthodontic options will disturb their daily life and affect their smile’s aesthetic during treatment. Invisalign can straighten teeth with little effect on your everyday routine. Learn more about Invisalign cosmetic dental treatment from Dr. Vijay Patel, a dentist in Claremont, CA.
Many dental patients worry that tools that straighten teeth can negatively impact the appearance of their smiles during treatment. Traditional braces feature metal wires and brackets that can be noticeable over your teeth to a casual observer. They are an effective orthodontic treatment, but they are not subtle in design. Invisalign treatment consists of clear-colored plastic aligners that are constructed using 3D imaging of your teeth. This customized fit and transparent material ensure a discreet appearance during your teeth-straightening treatment.
No dietary restrictions
Patients can be concerned orthodontic treatment will limit their choice of food. To avoid breaking the wires and brackets of traditional braces, dentists ask patients to avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods, such as popcorn or caramel. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you do not need to worry about which foods you eat while you are straightening your teeth. Removable aligners also make it easier to clean Invisalign because you can brush and wash them while they are out of your mouth. You can continue your normal oral hygiene routine too with Invisalign.
Fewer dental visits
Traditional braces require tightening by a dental professional in their office every few weeks during your treatment, which can last several months or even years. Invisalign usually requires a few months of treatment too, but after your dentist completes 3D imaging of your mouth, it is possible to receive new aligners at your home. You will need replacement aligners every two weeks or so with Invisalign treatment, but in some cases, you can have these aligners delivered to you to avoid scheduling frequent dental visits. This means that you can dedicate more time to your everyday life without worrying about squeezing in dentist appointments.
Invisalign available in Claremont, CA
Claremont Dental Institute offers Invisalign and other cosmetic dental treatments to patients in Claremont, CA. Dr. Patel also specializes in restorative, implant, laser, and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 909.277.6919.