Are you happy with the appearance of your teeth? Do you struggle with smiling confidently because your overlapping teeth or misaligned teeth make you feel self-conscious?
You are not alone! Many patients come to us seeking orthodontic care. Some did not have the opportunity for orthodontics as a child and others have suffered from orthodontic relapse due to failure to wear their retainers. We can help!
For many adult patients, traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontics do not seem like an appealing option. Not only are brackets and wires fully visible, but they also pose certain oral hygiene challenges that are both inconvenient and time-consuming. For patients wanting another option when it comes to having a properly aligned smile, Formosa Dental Arts proudly offers Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment.
The Scope of Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Alexander Chang is certified in Invisalign orthodontics and uses this innovative technology to treat health-related alignment issues as well as cosmetic alignment issues.
While it is easy to see misalignment, many people think of it as a purely cosmetic issue. Proper alignment, however, is essential to your overall oral health! Overlapping teeth, overcrowding, and both underbites and over bites can create issues with your oral health and the function of your jaw. Overlapping teeth are more prone to decay because cleaning between them poses a challenge.
When your teeth do not come together correctly, your jaw muscles and joints may suffer the consequences. Jaw popping, clicking, and even locking is often a result of malocclusion, or a bad bite. Malocclusion may also increase tooth sensitivity and your risk of developing periodontal disease, and it may also cause unnecessary chips and wear.
By aligning your teeth, you are not only protecting the beauty of your smile, but also your oral health!
How Invisalign Works
After a complete evaluation with Dr. Chang, he will create a treatment plan to address any alignment issues and take digital diagnostic x-rays and photographs to plan your treatment. Along with impressions of your teeth, this information will be sent to the Invisalign lab for the creation of your clear aligners.
You will wear each set of aligners for 22 two hours per day for two weeks before switching to the next set. Dr. Chang will monitor your progress with regular exams and make any adjustments necessary until your treatment is complete.
We offer both expedited cosmetic Invisalign treatment or comprehensive treatment based on your needs.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign offers many benefits that our patients appreciate:
- Clear, discreet aligners
- Removable for eating and easier hygiene
- No affect to speech
- No need for orthodontic wax
- Available for cosmetic dentistry
As with all orthodontic treatment, retainer use is essential to your new smile! Without orthodontic retainers, your teeth will naturally drift back to their original location.
Contact Us about Invisalign Orthodontics
If you would like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact Formosa Dental Arts. Our Irvine, CA dental team looks forward to giving you the smile you have always wanted!