Image Aesthetic Dentistry
Roger N. Gilbert, DDS
Cosmetic and General Dentist & Facial Aesthetics located in Loma Linda, CA
If you’ve put off orthodontic care due to a distaste for metal braces, consider Invisalign®. The advanced treatment uses incredibly durable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth and align your jaw. At Image Aesthetic Dentistry, Roger Gilbert, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign to teens and adults. To make an appointment at the practice in Loma Linda, California, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
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What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign improves the alignment of your teeth and jaw without the need for brackets, rubber bands, or wires. Instead, it uses SmartTrack®, a durable thermoplastic free of materials like gluten, latex, and BPA, making it safe for individuals with allergies and pregnant women.
Invisalign is discreet and speeds up the orthodontic treatment process. Most people who use Invisalign achieve their desired results in between 6-12* months.
What types of alignment issues does Invisalign correct?
At Image Aesthetic Dentistry, the team uses Invisalign to correct mild and moderate alignment issues, including:
- Crooked and overlapping teeth
- Malpositioned jaw
You can also benefit from Invisalign if you have small gaps between your teeth.
How does treatment with Invisalign work?
Before beginning Invisalign treatment, your Image Aesthetic Dentistry provider conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and takes oral X-rays. After they assess the position of your teeth and jaw, they take digital impressions with an intraoral scanner.
Your provider uploads the impressions to a computer program and develops a blueprint for orthodontic treatment. The blueprint lays out the step-by-step movements of your teeth and jaw. After finalizing a plan, they send your impressions to a dental laboratory. The designers at the lab manufacture your first set of Invisalign oral appliances.
About a week later, you visit Image Aesthetic Dentistry and try on your first pair of aligners. During treatment, you return to the office every 1-2 weeks and transition to a new set. Each set puts mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, gradually moving them into the optimal position.
To ensure treatment goes as planned, wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every day, only removing them to brush and floss or eat.
How do I keep my Invisalign aligners clean?
Keeping your Invisalign aligners clean doesn’t take much work. The team at Image Aesthetic Dentistry recommends rinsing them several times a day in cool tap water and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed. For a deeper, more extensive cleaning, ask your provider about Invisalign cleaning crystals.
If you want to undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at Image Aesthetic Dentistry by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.
*Individual results may vary.