With the holiday season officially underway, you may have already started shopping for presents for the people in your life. Whether it’s a new toy for your kids, a memento for your parents, or something small for your Secret Santa exchange where you work, you want people to like what you get them.
It’s also why you shouldn’t forget yourself. You may even want to give yourself something you can enjoy for the rest of your life — a beautiful, straight smile.
With Invisalign® aligners, you could have that new smile in as little as 12 months, which could make this great your 2019 Christmas even better.
To get started, schedule a consultation with Brian Davey, DDS. Call 858-762-9991 today for an appointment at our San Diego, CA dental office.
A Different Approach to Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign® was originally developed with adults in mind. Many people would like to have straight teeth, yet they do not feel comfortable having braces.
Invisalign® uses clear aligners to gently push your teeth instead. If you use this treatment, you will receive a custom-designed series of aligners. You’ll wear each one for a few weeks at a time. Each time you change aligners, you’ll know you are getting closer to having the straight smile you are seeking.
Today, adults and teenagers are creating their dream smiles with these aligners. In doing so, they are avoiding many of the frustrating parts of wearing braces.
Don’t get us wrong. Braces are a great way to move your teeth, but some people feel self-conscious about wearing them. Since our aligners are clear, they are much less noticeable when they are being worn. For many working adults, this is the biggest advantage of this system.
The aligners are smooth as well. That means you won’t have any concerns about scratchy braces or, worse, broken wires irritating the soft tissues of your mouth.
The last things we’ll mention here is that you can eat anything you want when you are using aligners to move your teeth. With braces, you need to be careful about eating food that could damage your braces. In general, this means avoiding foods that are hard, crunchy, chewy, and sticky.
Since you can remove your aligners during meals, you can eat whatever you would like. Just remember to clean your teeth and your aligner before putting it back in your mouth.
What Aligners Can Do
Aligners are effective on a wide range of alignment problems. These include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbites, underbites, and other bite issues
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign® is a great option for patients with mild to moderate issues with their smiles. As we noted earlier, the aligners can help you transform your smile in about 12 months in those cases.
Find Out What Aligners Could Do for You
The best way to know if Invisalign®® is right for you is to talk to someone like our own Dr. Davey. Start by requesting an appointment at our San Diego, CA dental office. You can call 858-762-9991 or contact us online.