Invisalign Clear Aligners for Hassle-free, Discreet, and Comfortable Teeth Straightening for AdultsPosted By Dr. Nikunj Raiyani
Braces have traditionally been used to straighten teeth, but today we have more comfortable and discreet methods of aligning teeth. At Hanford Family Dental Center, Dr. Nikunj Raiyani straightens smiles with Invisalign clear aligners.
What is Invisalign?Traditional braces straighten teeth using brackets bonded to each tooth and connected to a metal wire. While this orthodontic system works, many users may not like it because it can be bulky, conspicuous, and even painful.
Invisalign understands these inconveniences and uses clear trays to align teeth instead of wires and brackets. The clear aligners are custom-made after taking 3D impressions of your mouth so that the aligners fit snugly over your teeth and do not cause speech problems and other discomforts.
Unlike glue-on braces that can only be removed by a dentist, Invisalign aligners can be removed easily at any time, especially when eating or cleaning teeth. However, these “virtually transparent” aligners are most effective when worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Dental issues that can be fixed by InvisalignWhen worn as directed, these nearly invisible aligners for teeth can produce dramatic smile transformations. Invisalign can be used to resolve multiple dental challenges, ranging from mild to moderate, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Cross bite
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The Invisalign procedureA prospective Invisalign user starts with a consultation with an Invisalign dentist or orthodontist. After establishing that you meet the criteria for Invisalign treatment, we take 3D scans of your mouth — no uncomfortable, gummy molds here. Then we simulate your treatment to see how each tooth will move to the desired position.
We then send the models to a dental lab to fabricate your aligners. After a few weeks of waiting, your aligners will be ready, and you can pick them up from our office. The aligners are different and need to be worn in a specific order. Each set is to be worn for about two weeks, followed by the next set that moves your teeth one step closer to perfection.
Your treatment may last between 3 and 18 months — the treatment period depends on the severity of your orthodontic challenge and compliance with using the aligners. When the treatment is complete, we will give you retainers to prevent your teeth from shifting out of position.
Is Invisalign right for you?Want to align your smile with Invisalign? Please dial (559) 530-8080 to book an appointment with Hanford Family Dental Center to find out if Invisalign could improve your smile.
Hanford Family Dental Center
Dr. Nikunj Raiyani
At Hanford Family Dental Center we want to give our patients the best and most modern dental care. While dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental conditions and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, we add a personal touch to it by understanding that your smile is unique. Through several years of training and experience, Dr. Nikunj Raiyani provides the best and most effective results through personalized and customized care. We work alongside you to help you achieve all your dental goals and desires. Our hygienists JD, Daisy and Jessica go the extra mile to educate you and help ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process. Although our office environment is modern, our Front Office staff and assistants ensure that you have a pleasant and smooth experience every time you visit us. At Hanford Family Dental Center, everything is about you!
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