Misaligned and crooked teeth can lead to a myriad of additional complications, including pain, discomfort, and an increased risk of periodontal disease. At Expressions in Dentistry, the goal is to utilize the latest and best equipment combined with attentive, comprehensive dental care. Thomas Ludlow, DDS, provides Invisalign® for patients in Folsom, California. The Invisalign teeth straightening method has been chosen by millions of people to help achieve their desired smile. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening method that involves a series of custom-made aligner trays. The trays are created from a smooth, comfortable, near-invisible plastic.
As you would with a retainer, you wear the aligner trays over your teeth, and over time, with gentle and steady pressure, the trays realign and shift your teeth into place. The aligners are removable, but they need to be worn for at least 20-22 hours every day.
To customize your trays, the team at Expressions in Dentistry takes impressions of your teeth, creates a computerized image of them, and creates a 3D model in-office. They then map out the movement of your teeth and devise a customized treatment plan especially for you.
You return to the office every two weeks, and your provider creates a new set of aligner trays. This process continues until you’re satisfied with the realignment. Invisalign teeth straightening usually takes around 12-18 months in total.
Invisalign boasts many benefits. It’s noninvasive, and there are no metal brackets or wires which gives you a more cosmetic option while straightening your teeth.
It is suitable for people of all ages, and unlike braces, there are no restrictions on what you can eat. During the process, you can continue to consume your normal balanced diet.
Furthermore, there’s little interference in your daily life, and it’s backed by over 20 years of rigorous clinical research. Because the aligners are nearly invisible, no one will even know you are wearing them.
Following your treatment, you may need to wear a retainer that’s made out of the same material as the aligners. That helps you achieve optimal results.
You’ll also need to maintain follow-up visits to Expressions in Dentistry so the team can monitor the results and your overall dental health.
To experience Invisalign, the revolutionary near-invisible teeth-straightening system that offers discretion and comfort, call the office or schedule your consultation online and get started on your path to straighter teeth.