Your smile is often one of the very first things that people notice about you. Make yours a smile that people remember about you, by ensuring that your teeth are healthy and straight. There are a number of options to consider when it comes to teeth straightening systems. Invisalign remains one of the most popular and effective choices, by patients and dentists alike. To learn more about Invisalign for adults in Santa Ana, reach out to Dr. Kareem Abraham, at LifeTime Smiles of OC.
Is it too late for me to straighten my teeth?
Adults who could benefit from having their teeth straightened often avoid researching teeth straightening options for two reasons. They think that it is too late in life to consider straightening their teeth, and they don’t want to go back to the office with a mouth full of metal. Braces are so often associated with children and teenagers and aren’t necessarily the look that professional adults want to have when they go about living their lives.
Dr. Abraham can offer Invisalign for adults in Santa Ana, with the belief that it is never too late to get the healthy mouth and brilliant smile that you deserve.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
You know that your smile could benefit from being straightened, but it’s important to note that healthy teeth are essential prior to getting started with the Invisalign system. Dr. Abraham will perform a complete oral exam, to get an idea as to the overall health of your teeth and your gums.
If you have any cavities that need to be tended to, Dr. Abraham will repair them with fillings, and restore the health of your teeth prior to presenting your options for Invisalign for adults in Santa Ana.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Invisalign is a clear and BPA-free aligner, made from plastic. It’s thin, see-through, very flexible, and simply fits over your teeth. During the process, you’ll be fitted with several aligners as your teeth move slowly into their new positions.
Your aligners will be made specifically for your teeth. Digital impressions will be made, and your aligners will be created based upon the results that you are looking to achieve. One question often heard about Invisalign for adults in Santa Ana is just how long you’ll need to wear your aligners for. At the onset of treatment, Dr. Abraham will be able to tell you how many aligners will be needed to help to get your straight smile.
Each aligner is worn for up to two weeks, and then you simply switch over to the next one. They can be removed when you are eating and can allow you to maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Is the Invisalign system comfortable?
The aligners are made using an ultra-smooth and flexible plastic. It is very comfortable when it is in place, and many patients report that they don’t even notice they are wearing it after a while.
There are no wires, no brackets, and no potential for sharp edges to cut into your gums or cheeks.