Invisalign® clear aligners are quickly becoming the preferred method for straightening crooked teeth and addressing mild to moderate orthodontic issues affecting the aesthetic of the smile. Invisalign is a customizable treatment option that is designed to gradually and comfortably shift teeth into proper alignment. Discreet, effective and affordable, Invisalign is the clear solution for straightening your smile.
“Most Adults Really Want Straight Teeth. With Invisalign, we can achieve this, without the stigma and inconvenience of traditional metal braces. For most adults, this is really what they want.” —Dr. Vijay Patel
Invisalign is an ideal treatment option for teen and adult patients looking to correct orthodontic concerns without the bulk or stigma of traditional metal braces. The clear aligners are made from a hard-soft BPA free plastic that helps protect the gums and teeth from irritation. The aligners fit snugly against the teeth are barely visible.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable and promote improved oral hygiene when compared to metal braces. Patients can thoroughly brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day and can eat a diet without restriction. A patient who uses Invisalign is less prone to developing tooth discoloration or tooth decay often associated with wearing braces.
Invisalign aligners allow patients to improve their oral health while achieving a more comfortable bite without anyone else noticing. Patients can continue with their routine and enjoy beautiful results.
I am so grateful to have Dr. Patel and his supporting staff as part of my life. Dr. Patel took a good care of my smile. He listened to my concerns and he soothed my doubts by assuring me that he would do his best until I was fully pleased…Nicoleta D.
From the state of the art equipment to the level of comfort, this place is as good as it getsJackie V.
Dr. Patel and the Claremont Dental Institute is by far the most accomplished, caring, technology-enabled and customer focused dental office I have ever experienced.Tom H.
Invisalign® What to Expect
Dr. Vijay Patel and Dr. Steve Fountain are Claremont area Invisalign providers. Claremont Dental Institute offers Invisalign for teen and adult patients. Invisalign helps patients straighten their smiles without interfering with their professional or personal lives.
If you have crooked or gapped teeth Invisalign may be a viable solution for improving the health and appearance of your smile. Your treatment will begin with a thorough oral health examination as well as a bite and jaw analysis. If Invisalign is right for you, a follow appointment will be scheduled to begin the design process.
Your dentist will take x-rays and digital impressions of your teeth. These images are used to create 3-D digital models of your mouth for precise treatment planning. Digital imaging and planning help your dentist determine the length of treatment and the necessary number aligners needed to achieve your optimal result.
Aligners are fabricated in an Invisalign lab using the most advanced dental materials for precision and comfort. Invisalign aligners are ment to be worn for 22 hours daily. Aligners can be removed for oral hygiene and while eating.
Each set of aligners are worn for approximately two-weeks. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift teeth further into proper alignment. You will schedule several progress appointments with your dentist to track movement and ensure a successful result. Treatment times will vary depending on the degree of your orthodontic concerns, but typically patients wear Invisalign for 12-18 months.
How To Achieve Optimal Results with Invisalign
Patient compliance while using Invisalign is essential for successful results. Patients who wear their aligners every day for at least 22 hours will enjoy a better outcome.
It is essential to attend all of your progress appointments and to follow the instructions provided by your dentist. Most patients will wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Wearing this retainer as instructed will help prevent orthodontic relapse.
No. Clear aligners are free of color dye, bleach, and other compounds that may stain teeth. The best way to prevent teeth from staining while wearing Invisalign is to remove your clear aligners before eating food, and clean your teeth before putting on your clear aligners.
No. Invisalign clear aligners do not affect tooth sensitivity. You may experience a little discomfort when first starting Invisalign treatment, but it should not affect tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Contact us immediately if you notice any complications.
Yes. Most patients forget they are wearing invisible braces after getting used to them the first couple of days. Your aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth snuggly. You can even take them off to eat food and brush your teeth so as to keep them clean.