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A treatment that can straighten your teeth discreetly

The Invisalign treatment is an innovative orthodontic treatment that is available at Emerald Dental in Oceanside! This treatment includes a series of clear plastic aligners that progressively move your teeth into alignment. Invisalign is designed for patients who want to achieve a straight smile without having to undergo traditional orthodontics.

The benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is appealing for all patients looking to improve the alignment of their teeth through orthodontics. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Comfortable plastic aligners
  • Removable aligners
  • No dietary restrictions

A transparent and removable orthodontic treatment

Not only is Invisalign virtually invisible but the aligners can be removed for meals and dental cleaning. Unlike traditional braces, which is made up of metal wires and brackets that prevent you from eating certain foods, Invisalign has no dietary restrictions and allows you to follow your regular hygiene routine. However, with the ability to remove your aligners, this means that you will need to be completely committed to the treatment to ensure its success. Just because you can remove your aligners whenever you want doesn’t mean you should!

What is the treatment process?

During your consultation we will determine whether Invisalign can be used to correct your alignment concerns. We will then create a treatment plan dependent on the number of aligners required and how much tooth movement will be involved. To start the process off we will take a mould of your teeth and take photos of your mouth to send off for the construction of your aligners. Once you begin the treatment we will require you to come back every so often to mark your progress and receive your new aligners. The treatment time will vary among each individual as it will be dependent upon the severity of the misalignment.

Who would benefit from Invisalign?

Anyone wanting a straighter smile will benefit from Invisalign. During your consultation we will clinically assess your teeth and facial profile and determine if the Invisalign treatment will be ideal for you. For some metal braces are not a realistic solution which is why we generally see patients seeking this treatment if they are in jobs that won’t permit them to wear metal brackets. For those patients who feel self-conscious about their teeth and dislike the look of shiny metal showing in ever photo, this is the ideal way to move your teeth into alignment without anyone noticing. It is important to know that Invisalign may not be the right treatment for everybody, sometimes conventional braces may be recommended.