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How Does Invisalign Work?

How Does Invisalign Work? | Pasadena, CA

Many People want straight and attractive teeth, but they don't want the ugly metal brackets and discomfort that comes with traditional metal braces. If you’re the one who fits in this description, then you may want to consider Invisalign Treatment in Pasadena. Invisalign promises straight teeth with zero pain. As it's relatively new, most people grew up wearing metal braces or seeing others wearing metal braces. Invisalign is virtually invisible it includes no metal and is custom designed for your teeth. Before jumping into how Invisalign works? Let us first know what Invisalign is all about.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth instead of metal braces. It's made up of a flexible plastic called Smart Track created especially for this treatment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Since Invisalign is becoming more popular each day as an alternative to braces for straightening your teeth, it can also correct most of the minor and severe issues that a set of metal braces can fix. You may be wondering how the whole Invisalign process works, with no traditional braces or brackets. Well, Invisalign is good at what it does. There might be a certain situation where Invisalign will not work effectively, that's the reason it's important to go for a dental check-up at our Dental Office in Pasadena. The dental check-up will decide whether you're an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment.

Once we come to know that you're an ideal candidate for Invisalign in Pasadena, we take records of you that include:

  1. Photographs of your teeth and face
  2. Dental Impression
  3. X-Rays

Once we receive the records our Pasadena Orthodontist will create a step by step plan for your treatment. Our Orthodontist will also take an impression of your teeth to create a 3-D image of your teeth and uses it to map the exact movement of the teeth that need to straighten out. Once this is done, our first set of aligners will be custom fit to your mouth and then you will be receiving a new set of aligners every couple of weeks until the end of your treatment.

Each aligner is manufactured so that the teeth are slightly straighter than the previous aligners. You will be noticing that your teeth will be typically moved 1/10mm per tray, that's the reason when you put a new tray, the teeth in that tray are slightly straighter than your teeth are, as this places pressure on your teeth so that they get to match the next tray.

These Invisalign trays need to be placed for about 20 hours a day. Wearing for this long will help your teeth to move to the final position for that particular tray. Our dentist recommends removing your Invisalign at the time of brushing and flossing. You also need to Brush your Invisalign trays at the time of brushing teeth. Once you're done with the final Invisalign tray it's time for a retainer. This needs to wear full time for 2 months and then we cut down to just while sleeping.

Most of our Patients ask us "Why we need to wear a retainer?" Well, nothing about your body remains constant. It all changes with age and that includes your teeth. As biting and chewing can put a lot of pressure on your teeth, this gradually leads to move your teeth around.

If you're looking for an Invisalign Treatment in Pasadena, contact our orthodontist by calling us (626) 584-1800 and schedule your appointment today to get that winning smile you have always dreamed of!