Are you looking for a discreet method of straightening your smile?
If you are looking to avoid the metallic aesthetics of traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners may be the best fit for you. Invisalign offers patients the opportunity to straighten their smile without the use of firmly secured brackets and wires. As your trusted orthodontist in San Ramon, CA, Dr. McElroy is an Invisalign clear aligners provider.
During your Invisalign consultation, he will evaluate the needs of your smile and determine if those needs can be met via Invisalign clear aligners. If so, you will get all the information you need to begin this treatment option. Patients love Invisalign clear aligners because they get to maintain their current smile aesthetics while still pursuing their ideal smile alignment.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners in San Ramon, CA
Invisalign clear aligners are a system of clear, plastic aligners designed specifically for your smile. Over time, the aligners apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. About every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners until you have completed your treatment plan. The aligners are removable, meaning that patients can take them out to drink, eat, or brush their teeth. Invisalign clear aligners offer patients a wide range of benefits when compared to traditional braces including
- No Metal Brackets or Wires
- No Dietary Restrictions
- No Additional Steps in Your Oral Hygiene Routine
- Less Time Spent in the Dental Chair
- Designed For Patient Comfort and Convenience
- Teeth-Grinding Protection
What Orthodontic Concerns Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign clear aligners are meant to help patients who suffer from mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Clear aligner technology has been improving over the years and can correct many orthodontic concerns that once would have been too complicated for this form of treatment.
However, for moderate to severe orthodontic concerns, we may still recommend braces. Our office offer Clarity Ceramic Braces as another discreet alternative to traditional braces for patients who cannot be treated via Invisalign. Dr. McElroy can discuss the differences in these two treatment plans with you at your next appointment and help you determine which one will work best for you.
Are clear braces better than Invisalign?
Clear braces work best for patients who have more severely crooked teeth. Braces take less time to fix a crooked bite than Invisalign. Invisalign treatment works best for patients who have minor to moderate alignment issues.
Do clear braces turn yellow?
Clear braces are more prone to staining, due to the fact that they cannot be removed to eat or drink. Patients with clear braces should avoid eating or drinking anything with potent coloring that could stain. This includes coffee, wine, juice, soda, and candies.
Can Invisalign help after braces?
Invisalign aligners may be used for patients who had braces years ago, but still need slight corrections. Invisalign is less noticeable than re-treatment with braces and works best for less severe corrections.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
Invisalign can help both teen and adults achieve their dream smiles. In fact, it can be used to address a wide range of dental concerns including overbites, underbites, cross-bites, and large gaps in your teeth. However, some orthodontic cases may require more extensive solutions in order to correct some major alignment problems.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. McElroy. He will evaluate the current condition of your smile’s alignment along with your gum and jawbone health to determine if Invisalign is right for you.