Invisalign in Yorba Linda
At Knoll Family Dentistry, we provide our patients in Yorba Linda, CA with an advanced method of straightening your teeth without the discomfort and rigidity associated with traditional metal braces. The Invisalign system requires you to wear a series of custom-made trays that are changed every two weeks for the entire duration of your treatment, to incrementally move your teeth to the ideal position.
Invisalign has become increasingly popular in recent years for several reasons, including:
- Discrete way to improve your smile without anyone knowing
- Removable aligners - so you can maintain your diet and dental cleaning routine
- Fewer visits to the dentist - dental visits are placed at 6-8 week intervals to assess the progress of the treatment and to receive your next 3-4 sets of aligners in the series
Why are crooked teeth dangerous?
Straightening your teeth can dramatically improve the health of your mouth and appeal of your smile. If a case of malocclusion, or misaligned teeth, is left untreated, the uneven distribution of pressure on your teeth can create abnormal amounts of stress on specific teeth and jaws, resulting in premature wear.
Moreover, the situation can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly, leading to increased risk of gum disease. Advanced gum disease can lead to a myriad of other oral concerns, including bad breath, loose teeth, and bleeding and sensitive gums. The infection can also spread to your bloodstream, complicating other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even causing adverse pregnancy outcomes.
What to Expect
When you come for your consultation, we will take detailed photos of your teeth and mouth, as well as your bite. We may also take X-rays, which will be used to create a digital roadmap of your custom treatment. The dentist will use Invisalign software to predict how your teeth will be moved over time until they reach the desired position. You can even view the results to expect at any point in the course of the treatment, as well as the final result. Your series of custom aligners will then be fabricated to facilitate the movement of your teeth.
Start your treatment today
Properly aligned teeth make it easier to maintain oral hygiene, and reduce the risk of expensive procedures to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth wear, chipping, or breaking, as well as increase stress on the supporting jaw joints. Please contact Knoll Family Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA to learn more about Invisalign and discuss with our specialist whether it’s the right choice for your case.