Invisalign Treatment in Pasadena, California
For many decades if someone wants to straighten their teeth the only option was to get metal braces. But, with the help of modern technology Invisalign is becoming more popular as an effective alternative to braces for straightening your teeth. Invisalign offers you the same results as traditional metal braces. It involves wearing a series of custom made clear plastic aligners that shift your teeth into a proper position. Our patients who have never considered braces before are now giving Invisalign in Pasadena a shot.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of invisible braces/aligners used to straighten teeth without affecting the day-to-day routine of patients. These are custom made, comfortable, and removable aligners that need to be replaced every two weeks until the teeth reached their final position.
Candidate for Invisalign in Pasadena:
Getting the smile you've always wanted is never too late. We recommend Invisalign Braces for teenagers and adults who have misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, and other issues that can be corrected with Invisalign in Pasadena. Ask for our Orthodontist in Pasadena if you're a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Generally, Pasadena Invisalign treatment is used to correct the following:
- Over Bite.
- Under Bite.
- Cross Bite.
- Gap Teeth.
- Open Bite.
- Crooked Teeth.
- Generally Straight Teeth.
- A Mix of Baby and Permanent Teeth.
Why Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign aligners are invisible and no one can be aware that you're wearing an Invisalign. It's very smooth and fit your day-to-day routine. You can also remove it to eat, drink, brush, and floss to maintain good oral health. It is the most advanced metal braces in the world which are made from SmartTrack material. This technology helps you to get the smile you want up to 50% faster. Most importantly it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell and market Invisalign in 1998.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Once we determine that you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign in Pasadena we take records of you which include:
- Photographs of your teeth.
- A dental impression of your teeth.
- Two x-rays.
Once we get those records we send them to our Orthodontist in Pasadena with instruction on how we want the teeth to move. Using Invisalign software our Pasadena Orthodontist can predict how your teeth will change and how it will look eventually at the end of your treatment. Once it has done we go ahead and make a series of Invisalign Trays in Pasadena. It takes 4 weeks from the time of impression until we get those trays back to our Dental Office in Pasadena.
Invisalign works by manufacturing custom plastic aligners and is replaced after every two weeks with a brand new set. Once we receive those trays invisible special fasteners are bounded temporarily on your teeth so that it can easily clip in your aligners. As Invisalign trays need to wear two weeks at a time, it's designed in such a way that the teeth get slightly straighter than the previous tray with typically moving your teeth to 1/10mm per tray. So, when you get a new tray the teeth in the tray are slightly straighter than your teeth are. This aligner puts pressure on your teeth and moves it so that it matches the coming trays. As you get to adjust to new trays and the aligner fits better, you know Invisalign is working!
In some other variation, most of the people that come for Invisalign in Pasadena have crooked teeth and don't have enough room for the teeth to fit. In this situation, we need to make more rooms and it can be done in two ways.
- With the help of trays, we make some expansion on the back of the teeth. These make more room to correct the crowding and lead to a broader smile.
- To make more room to correct the crowding we have to make some of the teeth slightly skinner. Making the teeth slightly skinner is known as interproximal reduction.
Once we have done with your final trays, it's time for a retainer. Most Invisalign patients wear clear plastic retainers to look like Invisalign tray. This needs to be worn full time for 2 months and then we recommend wearing it just while sleeping for a week. The reason to wear retainers is that biting and chewing can put a lot of pressure on your teeth and this force can move your teeth around.
Benefits of Invisalign:
With the help of Invisalign in Pasadena, Improvement of appearance and health goes hand in hand. The main benefits of Invisalign are:
- It Straightens teeth and makes it healthier as there is no gaps for plaque to build up over-time.
- It boosts your confidence.
- Its Invisible.
- Thanks to fixed permanent retention your teeth won’t move after treatment are completed.
Most Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign in Pasadena
What Dental Problems Are Treated With Invisalign?
Our Cal Dental Group of Pasadena has been clinically proven for effective teeth straightening in a wide range of cases. Some common Dental Treatment With Invisalign include:
- Crooked Teeth: This problem arises when there is not enough room in the jaw to make all the teeth fit properly. If left untreated it may lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign is the best option to overcome crooked teeth.
- Overbite: An overbite occurs when the upper teeth close too far in front of the bottom teeth. Causing difficulty in chewing and biting foods. Invisalign can be used to fix the overbite and help to move teeth so that it is aligned properly when the mouth is closed.
- Underbite: An underbite occurs when the bottom teeth are in front of the upper teeth, causing difficulty in speech. Invisalign can help treat an underbite by moving the lower teeth back so that they sit behind the front teeth.
- Gapped Teeth: Abnormal growth of missing teeth can cause gaps in between the teeth. This leads to gum problems and risk of increased periodontal disease as the gums are unprotected in the gaps. Invisalign can help close the gaps to create a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile.
What is Invisalign Made From?
Invisalign are made of flexible plastic (Patended Thermoplastic) known as SmartTrack designed especially for Invisalign treatment. They don't contain BPA, BPX, latex or gluten and are FDA approved.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Invisalign treatment time can be less than the traditional braces taking an approx timeframe of six to 18 months. But the treatment time varies depending on the orthodontic condition.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign work in shifting your teeth in an appropriate position with controlled movement on the teeth. You will be wearing each set of Invisalign aligners for two weeks. As you replace each Invisalign with the next your teeth will gradually move week by week until they reach the final position. Our Orthodontist in Pasadena Dr. Sunyoto plans out your tooth movements for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
Invisalign does hurt. But, it is less painful than traditional metal braces. Some may experience minor discomfort and feel a little sensitive for a few days when they insert a new set of the aligner. Usually, the pain you feel is caused by the pressure on your teeth. It is a sign that your Invisalign is working and your teeth are gradually moving into an appropriate place. This pain and discomfort will go away quickly in a couple of days.
How do I clean my aligners?
The "Invisalign Cleaning System" is the best way to clean your aligners. Keeping your Invisalign clean is very important for your oral hygiene and social life. However, aligners can also be cleaned by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
How often Invisalign need to be worn?
Invisalign needs to be worn all the time during the treatment except while eating, brushing, and flossing teeth. Invisalign should be worn between 20 to 22 hours per day and should remain in your mouth as much as possible for the treatment to be effective. Usually, it takes 12 months for a successful Invisalign treatment.
Is Retainer Brite safe for Invisalign?
Yes, retainer brite is safe and effervescing that will disinfect the bacteria present on your retainer and help in preventing white plaque buildup. This retainer brite will come in the form of an individual tablet making it easier to carry with you if you are traveling. The procedure of retainer brite consist of:
- Drop one tablet of Retainer Brite in warm tap water and soak your Invisalign for 15 minutes.
- Rinse it thoroughly.
It is very important to clean your Invisalign to avoid bacteria build-up that could ruin your Invisalign and can make you ill. For best results clean your Invisalign every day to keep them clean and germ-free.
Will The Invisalign Aligners Affect Speech?
NO, Invisalign is not very likely to cause speech impediments. However, a slight lisp is possible in the early days of wearing Invisalign in Pasadena. Once your tongue gets used to the changes, the lisp will disappear. This usually occurs in the beginning days within just a day or two. This lisp will not return when you switch to new aligners. And, at the end of the treatment, you will have a beautiful straight smile.
Can Invisalign Close Gaps?
YES, Invisalign closes the unwanted gaps and enhance your smile. Invisalign treatment help patients who have large gaps in their teeth. Consult our Invisalign Provider in Pasadena to determine whether Invisalign is suitable for you.