Decades ago, traditional braces were the only go-to orthodontic treatment for patients looking for a straight, beautiful smile. But today, dentists can straighten your smile without bulky and highly conspicuous metal braces. At Clovis Country Dental, we offer Invisalign treatment to straighten your smile with minimal interruptions to your everyday lifestyle.

What is Invisalign?

It’s a relatively new orthodontic treatment that uses clear, BPA-free thermoplastic trays to align your smile. Resembling teeth whitening trays, Invisalign dental aligners slip over your teeth to apply controlled pressure on them for proper alignment.

Invisalign trays are custom-made using advanced technology based on your bite impressions taken by super-detailed digital scanners. Our dentists prescribe Invisalign to treat numerous orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth

Do Invisalign trays hurt? Since your trays literally move your teeth, you should expect little pressure and soreness during the first few days. However, after getting used to your aligners, you will get on with your everyday life without realizing you have them on.

What to expect from the Invisalign treatment

Invisalign isn’t sold directly to buyers — you must get it through a certified dentist. During your initial consultation, we examine your oral health to determine your eligibility for Invisalign. Patients with gum disease and cavities must seek corrective treatment before undergoing Invisalign treatment.

If you are a prime candidate for clear braces, we digitally scan your teeth and virtually simulate your treatment to see what the outcome will look like. It’s more like “seeing before buying” to avoid surprises down the treatment road.

Next, we send models to a dental lab to fabricate a series of dental aligners. You will wear each tray for about two weeks before moving to the next tray. This pattern continues, and slowly, your teeth will be perfectly aligned in a matter of months.

Benefits of Invisalign

Here are the reasons dentists and patients alike are singing praises about clear dental aligners:

  • They are discreet
  • They don’t alter your everyday oral care hygiene
  • Invisalign teeth aligners are comfortable on your cheeks and gums
  • Not restrictive to foods you eat

Are you interested in straightening your teeth without metal braces in Clovis, CA? Please dial (559) 552-0700 to schedule an appointment with Clovis Country Dental for Invisalign treatment.

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