Do crooked or unevenly spaced teeth have you feeling self-conscious about your smile? Have you thought about straightening your teeth but find the idea of wearing braces unappealing?
If so, we have a solution for you! Invisible braces in Castro Valley allow you to straighten your teeth comfortably and with discretion.
How Do Invisible Braces in Castro Valley Work?
When you choose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, Dr. Chen will use 3-D imaging to create a customized treatment plan for your smile. Invisalign then creates a series of plastic aligners that you will wear in succession for two-week intervals before changing to the next set.
The aligners fit snug and apply gentle pressure that gradually moves your teeth into alignment. Not only that, the aligners are smooth, so there is no discomfort with poking wires or brackets. Since they are clear, they’re also virtually invisible, so no one will notice that you are straightening your teeth.
How Long Does Treatment with Invisalign Take?
Because each patient's needs vary, so does their treatment time. Dr. Chen will determine an estimate of the time it will take to complete your treatment during your Invisalign evaluation.
Being compliant by wearing your aligners every day for at least 22 hours and changing them every two weeks will also help your treatment progress as planned.
Are Invisible Braces Expensive?
You might be surprised to learn that treatment with Invisalign is comparable in price to traditional braces. Since the complexity and length of each patient’s treatment differs, Dr. Chen will let you know the exact cost of your invisible braces during your evaluation.
Many dental insurance plans offer an orthodontic benefit that can be applied towards treatment with Invisalign in Castro Valley, CA. Working with third-party financing companies like CareCredit can also help you to fit treatment easily into your budget.
Why Straight Teeth Can Benefit Your Dental Health
Besides the boost to your confidence that a beautiful smile brings, straighter teeth also improve your oral health. When teeth overlap or are unevenly spaced, it can be difficult to keep them clean during brushing and flossing. Plaque and bacteria that get trapped in places that are hard to brush can increase your risk of developing problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.
A bite that is not correctly aligned can cause painful jaw joint issues and even headaches.
Having teeth that are uniform and properly aligned will help you maintain your dental health in a more straightforward manner.
How Do I Get Started with Invisalign?
If you’d like to learn more about invisible braces in Castro Valley and how they can benefit your smile, contact Ava Chen, DDS today at (510) 886-3888 to schedule your appointment.