Invisalign® is an advanced orthodontic system that utilizes a series of customized, clear aligners to gently move your teeth into the optimal position for periodontal health. Made from clear SmartTrack® material, the Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible and, when fitted to the unique shape of your mouth, fit securely and comfortably. With Invisalign®, you can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile without the discomfort and unattractive appearance of traditional wire and bracket braces.
Well-aligned teeth certainly make for a beautiful smile. Yet having properly aligned teeth is more than just a cosmetic issue, it can be a health issue as well. When the teeth fit together properly, the gums fit better around the teeth, helping to guard against potential periodontal problems. Improperly-aligned teeth can also cause some teeth to wear down prematurely, and even lead to discomfort and joint problems in the jaw.
I have been living for my entire adult life with unattractive teeth. I heard about Dr. DellAcqua and her cosmetic dentistry magic. I wanted to fix my smile in time for my 60th birthday celebration. I met her and really trusted her to make me look natural and not artificial. Well, she did it! I wish I would have done it sooner. I feel and look younger and I am finally proud to smile.
For adults and teens seeking to correct mis-aligned teeth, Invisalign® offers significant benefits over traditional metal braces. Invisalign® aligners are clear and nearly invisible. Because you take them off to eat and clean your teeth, you can eat whatever you want and maintain excellent brushing and flossing habits. And there’s no need to worry about mouth sores, injuries, tooth discoloration, and tooth and/or bracket breakage so common with traditional metal braces. The Invisalign® aligners easily slide on and off your teeth, gently and gradually moving your teeth into the proper alignment!
Dr. Rene Dell’Acqua at Dell’Acqua Dental Studio, our unique “dental spa” in Palm Desert, California, can help you decide whether Invisalign® is the correct orthodontic system for you!
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an excellent orthodontic system for adults and individuals who are concerned about:
- Gapped teeth
- Overly crowded teeth
The Invisalign® Process
During your consultation, Dr. Dell-Acqua will work with you to determine whether Invisalign® is the correct solution for your specific goals. Should you choose the Invisalign® orthodontic system, the process is clear, simple, and straight-forward:
- Customized treatment plan: We will create a series of digital 3D images of your teeth and mouth in order to design a customized treatment plan, including how your teeth will move and how long the treatment will take.
- Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Based on the 3D images of your teeth, we will create customized aligners to fit over your teeth. You will need to wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours per day, only taking them out to eat and to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear the aligners, your teeth will be gradually and gently moved towards a correct alignment.
- Regular Follow-Ups to Monitor Progress: In order to keep your teeth moving in the “right direction”, your treatment plan will likely involve changing aligners on a fairly regular basis. We will also schedule check-ups about every six weeks to ensure that the treatment is on track to produce the results you want.
- Maintenance: Once your treatment plan is complete, we may recommend use of a Vivera® retainer, made from the same material as Invisalign® aligners. The retainer helps your teeth maintain the correct alignment.