Would you feel more confident with a straighter smile? With Invisalign ® clear aligners, you can have beautifully straight teeth up to two times faster than with traditional braces! The clear braces are convenient, comfortable, and essentially invisible.
Invisalign Clear Braces in Orange
Clear braces have grown in popularity for the past twenty years. Our patients appreciate that the braces are clear and that their friends and family don’t notice the aligners. Schedule your appointment for Invisalign clear braces in Orange, CA, today. Also serving Tustin.
Invisalign aligners are also continuously advancing with current technology, which means you get the most accurate, up-to-date results. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
When you come into Michelsen Dental, the first thing we will do is take a digital scan of your smile. This scan is sent to a lab where the clear aligners are made specifically for you using SmartTrack technology.
When your aligners are finished and you come to our office, Dr. Michelsen will make sure they fit right before sending you home with your new clear braces. Your aligners will come in sets, and each set will be worn for about two weeks.
Patients should wear the aligners night and day, and take them out only when you eat, drink, or brush and floss. It is important to aim for 20 to 22 hours of wearing time every day. We will also have you come into our office every six to eight weeks to make sure your aligners are working properly.
Straight Teeth for Confidence
Imagine the confidence you can have with a straight, white smile! With the convenience and comfort of Invisalign, your stunning smile is just around the corner.
Call our dentist in Orange, CA, today!
Your life is demanding, and getting straight teeth shouldn’t get in the way of your busy schedule. Invisalign ® is designed to fit your lifestyle, and we want to see you with a straight, confident smile! Call our office to schedule an appointment today. You can also visit us in Orange if you live in nearby Tustin.
From how to clean the aligners properly to what Invisalign attachments are (and why they are important), many prospective patients have questions about this discreet orthodontic treatment. If you’re in the same boat, don’t worry – we’re here to help! You’re welcome to get in touch with our team directly with any questions you have. Or, you can read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about clear aligners.
Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?
It’s certainly possible! In fact, many patients who have struggled with severe malocclusion have started their orthodontic treatment with traditional braces and finished with clear aligners. Ultimately, the choice will be up to you and our Orange dentists. So, if you’re interested in hybrid treatment, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team.
How Do I Clean My Invisalign?
Many patients overcomplicate the process of cleaning their aligners. In reality, all you need is some water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. After thoroughly rinsing your trays with room-temperature water, you will dampen the bristles of your toothbrush and use them to gently clean each surface. That’s it! Of course, if your aligners are starting to discolor or smell bad, then you can also use the cleaning crystals that came in your welcome kit to provide them with a deeper clean.
What Are Invisalign Attachments?
Have you seen little pieces of tooth-colored resin on the teeth of someone you know with Invisalign? Those are attachments. Although they are small and discreet, they play a crucial role in the teeth-straightening process by giving your trays something to grip onto. This allows patients with more moderate cases of malocclusion to get the beautiful results they desire as well!
Important note: if you have attachments, then it can be helpful to avoid eating extremely crunchy, hard, and sticky foods. This will reduce the chances of them coming off during your treatment, which does require a visit to our office.
Who is Not Eligible for Invisalign?
Although clear aligner treatment is ideal for the large majority of patients, there are some exceptions. A few examples include patients who don’t have all of their permanent teeth, patients who have severe cases of overcrowding, patients who smoke (or are unwilling to quit), and patients who need dental work. Of course, if there is any reason why you aren’t a candidate initially, we will still review the solutions available to give you to straight, beautiful, and healthy teeth you desire.
Does Invisalign Give You a Lisp?
There is a rumor circulating that Invisalign gives you a lisp. It doesn’t. In fact, the large majority of patients don’t experience any changes to their speech during clear aligner treatment. The small number that do can have peace of mind knowing that it’s temporary and can easily be addressed with plenty of practice. Remember, the trays are incredibly thin and custom-made just for you, so they won’t be bulky or obtrusive enough to seriously alter your speaking patterns.
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