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Making decisions about the right health care providers for your family often involves a lot of questions. We welcome your questions because we know that informed patients make better choices about their care.
We've collected a few questions we hear at our office and invite you to look through them to see if your questions are answered here. If not – or if you'd like more information – don't hesitate to call our Fontana, CA dental office.
Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect
Many Fontana patients dream about straighter teeth but hold back out of fear that orthodontic treatment might be painful, costly, and unattractive.
If this describes you, you might be interested in Invisalign.
The Process of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners do not rely on highly visible wires and brackets, and they are generally known to be invisible.
They gradually shift your teeth into their desired position using a series of clear plastic trays. Each tray is custom fabricated to move your teeth up to 0.25 mm per tray, so each one straightens your teeth very gradually.
Every two weeks, your orthodontist or dentist will offer a new set, allowing your teeth straightening treatment to be reliable and consistent.
No special setup or tools are needed; patients simply need to put them on and wear them to go! Adults and teens love how discreet this option is. No unsightly components or parts, most people won't notice that you are even wearing aligners.
Call Us for an Invisalign Appointment
All dental procedures start with a comprehensive dental appointment with your dentist at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center. This allows us to go over your current oral health and determine if there are underlying issues we need to address first.
The Invisalign process is simple and straightforward. If you are interested in making over your smile, give us a call today.
Are you thinking about straightening your smile?
There may have been a time when people could just sit and wish they had better smiles, but we don't live in the medieval ages anymore.
Now, thanks to modern dental technology and equipment, we can make any smile look amazing in 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign's clear plastic aligners are a popular choice for teeth straightening, especially compared to traditional metal braces. Invisalign corrects your teeth by gently positioning your teeth into their desired position.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?
The answer is, it's hard to tell. Every patient has a unique smile, just like their fingerprints. There are so many variables that go into play that determine how long Invisalign will take, like the severity of your case, your existing oral health, and more.
Typically it takes 12 to 18 months, but it could take more or less depending on your smile needs.
Factors That Cause Variation
- Overly crowded or protruding teeth, the more crowding you have, the more your teeth will need to be positioned
- Spaces between teeth may need more time to close
- Invisalign is great for older teens and adults, but older adults might have slower healing and straightening effects
There are many benefits to living in a modern age (air conditioning and internet spring immediately to mind), and this extends to dental procedures.
Fontana patients these days can choose orthodontic treatment to gently reposition their teeth without anyone being the wiser. That's because Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are invisible and don't require noticeable brackets or wires.
There are multiple choices for patients seeking a change, including ClearCorrect.
The Differences Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect
ClearCorrect is an alternative to Invisalign that also uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays that subtly and gently shift teeth into a new position.
Both are removable and easy to clean, and both are offered through orthodontists and dentists. If you are interested in learning more about all your teeth straightening options, don't hesitate to call us at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center so we can set up a dental appointment.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign Both Provide Reliable Results
There are very few differences between these treatments, but both do the job quite nicely. Patients might have a personal preference regarding one over the other, but our dental team can help you find which one works with your lifestyle, budget, and smile.
Call us today to arrange a dental appointment.