Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable and unsightly. At Danville Family Dentist in Danville, California, Dr. Shailaja Singh offers a more aesthetically pleasing alternative in the form of invisible braces, including both the InvisalignⓇ and the Six Month SmilesⓇ systems. Danville Family Dentist also offers convenient payment plans to fit every budget. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more.
Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses removable, clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. Invisalign near-invisible aligners are just as effective as traditional braces, but they remain almost undetectable, and most people won't even know you're wearing them.
To create your Invisalign treatment plan, Dr. Singh takes a series of 3D images of your teeth. With these images, a lab is able to produce a series of aligners custom-made for your teeth that will gradually shift them into an optimal alignment over time.
About every two weeks, you swap out your aligning trays for a new set — each set creates incremental shifts in the position of your teeth. You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, but they can be taken out to eat and drink, and to brush and floss your teeth.
Every patient is different, of course, but treatment for most people takes about 10-24 months. Adults who need only slight adjustments to their bite or just a small degree of straightening may only need to wear the aligners for a few months.
With Invisalign, there’s no need to return to the dentist every couple of weeks for adjustments. What’s more, because there are no metal braces or wires that can break, you won’t need any emergency repair trips to the dentist. Plus, Invisalign can make you less self-conscious and much happier about your appearance during treatment.
At Danville Family Dentist, Dr. Singh also offers Six Months Smiles, another “invisible” alternative to traditional metal braces. Six Month Smiles focuses only on straightening and improving your smile, without adjusting your bite, so it works quickly — in about six months.
Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, making it far less noticeable than the metal alternative. After treatment, you’ll wear a removable or fitted retainer to maintain your newly straightened smile.
If you’re ready to improve your smile, call Danville Family Dentist today or book your appointment online.
Danville Family Dentist
185 Front St, Suite 106
Danville, CA 94526