Why Choosing Invisalign Is Great for Those Looking for an Easy and Less Time Consuming Orthodontic Experience
It used to be that almost any orthodontic problem would need to be treated with an appliance such as traditional metal braces. It did not matter if the patient’s teeth only needed minor to moderate adjustment; braces would be required. Thanks to the constant evolution of dental technology, the Invisalign treatment system is available to patients in the San Francisco, California, area for minor to moderate orthodontic issues. Dr. Shivani Gupta welcomes you to Peninsula Dental Implant Center so that she can explain how clear aligners can help teeth that are misaligned, need straightening, or have an under/overbite.
Easy Care and Cleaning
Because your clear Invisalign aligners slide easily on and off the teeth, this makes for easy care and cleaning. As you should be wearing your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, for most of your day, you do not need to worry about them. Due to how comfortable they are, you may even forget you are wearing them. But when it comes time to take them off, for example, when it is time to eat, you simply can place them in their case.
Cleaning your aligners is also easy. It is essential to distinguish between rinsing and cleaning. When you rinse your aligners in water, they may appear clean, but bacteria are still present. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with gentle and clear liquid soap to clean your aligners.
Fewer Dental Visits
When comparing Invisalign to more traditional orthodontic treatments like braces, the amount of time you will spend with your dentist is minimal. With braces, you will be seeing your orthodontist much more often so that wire can be tightened, brackets adjusted, progress monitored, etc.
With Invisalign, you will see your dentist once every four to six weeks so that progress can be monitored. Because the Invisalign treatment yields results in 12 to 18 months, as opposed to years with braces, this results in fewer dental visits.
If you are interested in learning more about the Invisalign clear aligner treatment system and how it can correct your smile, please call Dr. Shivani Gupta at Peninsula Dental Implant Center by dialing (650) 232-7650 today.
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