Invisalign™ Offered to Rancho Bernardo Patients

When you wanted straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile in the past, you had no choice but to opt for traditional metal braces. With advents in dental technology, you now have access to Invisalign, the clear and nearly invisible method for straightening your natural teeth.

Improved New Design

Invisalign has come a long way since it was first introduced. Today’s Invisalign near-transparent aligners are lightweight and made of an ultra-strong plastic material. This makes them easier to wear and almost impervious to damage. With the proper Invisalign teeth straightening treatment plan by a qualified Invisalign provider like Dr. Salami, you could be well on your way to the smile of your dreams. You only have to schedule your initial Invisalign consultation.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners act as a guide for your crooked teeth and straighten your smile similar to the way traditional braces are known to do. Instead of being bonded to your teeth like braces, you get a set of Invisalign clear plastic aligners that you fit over your teeth, much like a form-fitted sports mouthguard.

Your aligners are created in a lab and are based on both digital imaging and clay-based models. This ensures that your Invisalign aligners fit your teeth exactly and move any crooked teeth to a straighter and more attractive position.

Invisalign Aligners Move Your Teeth Gradually Into Position

While traditional braces are tightened over time to move your teeth into position, Invisalign is managed a bit differently.

You will be provided with your first set of Invisalign aligners and that will make the start of treatment. After a couple of weeks, you will be provided with a new set of aligners, whereby you will discard the old pair.

The new pair of aligners is designed to move your teeth slightly more toward the targeted position. Each set of aligner replacements continues your treatment until the end, whereby your teeth will have been straightened over time.

Nearly Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

One of the primary benefits of Invisalign that many patients love is the fact that the plastic aligners look nearly invisible when worn over your natural teeth.

The plastic used for Invisalign is a high-grade, non-toxic material that is impervious to high heat and breakage. When worn over your teeth, many patients marvel that they can still smile and retain their confidence. This is opposed to traditional braces, where many first-time wearers tend to hide their smiles.

With Invisalign, you can retain your appearance and confidence while you straighten your teeth with this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment.

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Removable Aligner Trays

Another benefit to Invisalign is that the aligner trays must be worn up to 20-22 hours per day, but they can be removed for meals and special occasions, like photographs and first dates.

If you have ever worn traditional braces or you’ve known someone who has, you know that food can sometimes get caught between the wires and brackets.

With Invisalign clear plastic aligners, you don’t have to worry about food getting caught because your aligners are completely removable. Just make sure you clean your aligners before wearing them again to keep them looking nice throughout your customized Invisalign treatment protocol.

What Can Invisalign Do For You?

Before Dr. Salami can provide you with this exciting orthodontic treatment, you must be evaluated. Only a thorough examination will determine if you are a good fit for Invisalign teeth straightening.

Invisalign is ideal for those who have worn braces before and want to get their teeth back into a more acceptable position.

Invisalign clear aligners can also help those with minor teeth imperfections, such as crowding, spacing, slight overbite, crossbite, or underbite.

Unfortunately, if you have severe crowding, a significant cross, under, or overbite, Invisalign may not be the proper treatment for you.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

The answer to the question of treatment longevity is different, as few Invisalign treatment plans are ever the same.

However, in most cases, Invisalign wearers see vast improvements to their smile within 12 to 18 months. Your case may take longer or shorter depending on several factors, such as the state of your current smile, how well you adhere to treatment, and other factors.

You can help to shorten treatment times by adhering to your Invisalign treatment plan and listening to Dr. Salami’s recommendations. Dr. Salami will be able to give you more specifics about the longevity of your Invisalign treatment at your initial consultation.

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How Does the Invisalign System Work?

To see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, you’ll first schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Salami.

During your consultation, you are encouraged to ask questions and voice your concerns. Dr. Salami will do her best to provide you with more understanding of this revolutionary orthodontic treatment while helping you feel at ease about the Invisalign process.

Dr. Salami is a select provider for Invisalign and is qualified to provide you with Invisalign. She will begin by asking you a series of questions about your dental and orthodontic history in order to determine if you are the best fit for Invisalign orthodontics.

If you are determined to be a good candidate, Dr. Salami will begin the process. Here’s how it works.

Taking a Model of Your Smile

In order to ensure that your Invisalign aligners fit your mouth perfectly, exact models of your current smile must be taken. Dr. Salami utilizes a high-tech 3D scanner that takes an image of your teeth and gums.

This data will then be used to create the aligners that you’ll use during treatment. This state-of-the-art imaging device can even show you what you’ll look like once your Invisalign treatment plan has been completed.

Wearing & Switching Your Invisalign Aligners

Each set of aligners, which you’ll switch out every few weeks, moves your teeth just a little more into position. Your aligners should feel snug when you first put them on only to feel a bit looser as treatment continues.

Each set of aligners continues your Invisalign treatment until the very last pair when your treatment has concluded.

Only the Best Invisalign Treatment Plan Will Do

By choosing a professional Invisalign dentist like Dr. Salami, you are doing your best to ensure that your smile will look just as you expect following Invisalign treatment. Dr. Salami has in-depth knowledge and finely-tuned skills that allow her to provide her patients with not only Invisalign, but also CEREC same day crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening, and more.

If you want straighter teeth and you don’t want to turn to traditional braces, schedule an appointment with Dr. Salami, now serving patients throughout Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, and Poway, California.

With years of experience and a track record for providing her patients with efficient and aesthetically-pleasing results, Dr. Salami would like to talk to you about Invisalign.

Schedule your initial consultation today for this exciting teeth straightening option by one of California’s premier general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists.

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