Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. Antonio Margiotta, DMD, general and cosmetic dentist at Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, California, does Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek or book an appointment online today.
You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.
You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:
If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Margiotta may recommend a different treatment. Book an appointment with Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Dr. Margiotta will first examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Margiotta will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. With these, Dr. Margiotta will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
After this step, Dr. Margiotta will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Margiotta will occasionally make your new aligners. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.
Call Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Margiotta about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.