Have you always wanted straight teeth but do not want to deal with the visibility and restrictions of metal braces? You are not out of options. You can get the results you want using the clear choice in orthodontics. Dr. Byron L. Reintjes has the solution you need with Invisalign in Fresno. Join over 2.5 million teens and adults who have made the decision to get a straight smile using clear aligners.
Invisalign is different than traditional braces because it does not rely on wires and brackets to move your teeth. Instead, they are gradually moved into their ideal positions by wearing clear aligners over them. This allows your treatment to be virtually undetectable, so you can smile with confidence during the transformation.
Invisalign resolves many of the disadvantages of metal braces, like irritation to the inside of the lips. The aligners are smooth to provide a comfortable fit. In addition, they are removable, so there are no dietary restrictions. You can still eat and drink whatever you like, but you should only have water while wearing them.
Your oral hygiene is also a breeze because there are no brackets and wires to clean around. Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally do and take a few minutes each day to clean your aligners. It is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a clear antibacterial soap to remove plaque and food particles from your aligners.
When choosing Invisalign, you will enjoy a quick, convenient treatment. On average, it only takes 12 months to finish your series of aligners. During this time, you will spend less time visiting your dentist in Fresno because no adjustment appointments are needed—perfect if you have a busy schedule.
Now, Invisalign can treat an array of bite and alignment issues; however, Dr. Reintjes will perform a thorough consultation to ensure you are a candidate. He takes 3D scans of your mouth to map the movement of your teeth. This allows you to see what your new smile will look like even before you commit to the treatment.
A series of aligners are designed from the scans. You need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. You use each aligner for 1 to 2 weeks based on Dr. Reintjes recommendations. After you finish the series, you briefly need a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.
Although you will not need appointments for adjustments, you must still come into the office every few weeks to allow Dr. Reintjes to monitor the movement of your teeth. By following your treatment plan correctly, you can have the straight smile you have always wanted in about one year.
You are never too old to get the smile of your dreams. If you are ready for straight teeth, it is time to see if Invisalign is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
Straightening your teeth is an exciting decision! Not only are you making an investment in your oral health, but you’re choosing to transform your smile into something beautiful. As you prepare for your Invisalign braces, it’s normal to have questions, which is why Dr. Byron Reintjes has compiled the answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions about Invisalign.