Invisible Braces at Fresno Smile Makeovers
For residents of Fresno, Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional orthodontics which can quickly and completely addresses the imperfections of your smile. The oral care professionals at Fresno Smile Makeovers are happy to answer any questions that you may have about this treatment option.
Traditional braces can be uncomfortable and unsightly. In addition, they can draw attention to your smile’s flaws while they are being corrected. With Invisalign, it is possible to completely correct poor alignment, gaps, and overlapping in a way that is discreet and subtle. Using a state-of-the-art technology and software, our dentist will examine your mouth and take impressions. Then, a series of custom, clear plastic trays will be created to correctly fit your teeth. Every few weeks, as your teeth shift, you will come in and be will be given new trays to progress your treatment. And that’s all there is to the process! In the course of about a year, you can have the straight smile that you have always wanted. At our office, we even offer early morning appointments so that our patients can come in before work or school throughout the week.
Invisalign can correct a variety of bite problems:
Overcrowding – When there’s insufficient space for teeth to properly grow. This increases the chances of tooth decay and gum disease.
Tooth gaps – This can happen as a result missing teeth or growth abnormalities from the jaw, leading to gum problems.
Crossbite – When your upper and lower jaws are not aligned, causing your upper teeth to bite on your lower teeth’s interior. This increases tooth wear, bone erosion and gum disease.
Openbite – When some teeth fail to make contact with one another, making chewing and speaking difficult.
Overbite – When your upper teeth protrude further than your lower teeth.
Underbite – This is the opposite of the overbite; when your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth. Both overbites and underbites can cause jaw pain and TMJ symptoms.
Invisalign is different from traditional braces by the fact that plastic trays are fully removable. This means that patients have to be disciplined and committed to wearing their treys. However, this often isn’t an issue, since the trays are comfortable and practically invisible.
Also unlike veneers, Invisalign actually corrects misalignments by straightening your teeth. Veneers on the other hand, require the tooth to be cut before being fitted, so if the veneer becomes damaged it must be replaced.
In Fresno, Invisalign treatments are available from the trained professionals at Fresno Smile Makeovers. We recommend that you call us today to find out more and to set up your free consultation.