Our patients often express a deep desire to straighten their teeth, but an even more passionate desire to avoid dreaded traditional braces. Let’s face it. Braces can be distracting. Even the ceramic ones stand out in a crowd if they are full of blueberries from your breakfast smoothie. Unless you plan to avoid eating in public for the length of your treatment, traditional braces can be a deterrent from getting the straight teeth you really want and need.
We get it. You want people to hear what you are saying, not focus on your braces and we don't blame you one bit. Fortunately, at Keledjian Dental, we heard you loud and clear. That is why we decided to offer Invisalign as an orthodontic alternative to our patients.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an ingenious system designed to straighten your teeth and improve your smile without having “brace face” or “metal mouth.” Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth gently over time. You change out the aligners approximately every two weeks and wear them at least 22 hours a day. That means you can take them out to eat and to brush your teeth but you need to wear them the rest of the day.
Because Invisalign is completely clear plastic, no one will notice your aligners. Their smooth surface also does not irritate the inside of your cheeks like traditional braces can. So, you do not need to apply wax or eat only soft foods. Invisalign can work for both adult and teen patients. The best part is, you can easily brush away any blueberry residue from your breakfast smoothie before you face the world.
Who Can Benefit From Invisalign?
While Invisalign does not work for every orthodontic case, it works successfully for many people. It provides the results and freedom our patients really appreciate. Our decision to offer Invisalign at our Madera, CA dental office was based on both patient need and because we see the value in improving your smile the way that works best for you.