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Consider Invisalign clear aligners to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces and brackets. An exam and consultation with our Citrus Heights, CA, orthodontist can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you!
Invisalign orthodontic treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable clear aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective.
With Invisalign, you wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each clear aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little — until they have straightened to their final positions. You’ll visit your orthodontist in Citrus Heights, CA, about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment with Invisalign is progressing as planned.
Treatment time with Invisalign averages nine to 15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30. Both will vary case by case.
Are all Invisalign providers the same? The answer to this is a combination of yes and no. Any Invisalign provider you visit will be using the same Invisalign tools and technology, but experience and expertise can make a big difference in your final outcome.
Imagine it this way: You meet two different artists, a portrait painter and a sculptor. You give them both identical blocks of clay and ask them to mold the clay into the head of a smiling woman. Whose sculpture do you expect to be be better? Both artists spend their days working with aesthetics, but only one of them actually has the constant day-to-day, hands-on practice with the specific material of clay.
The same can be said for Invisalign. While all dentists and orthodontists do spend their days caring about your perfect smile, you want to make sure your Invisalign provider is someone who specializes in and can even improve upon the setups provided by Invisalign’s lab. To ensure you’re receiving the best possible care, ask your provider how many Invisalign cases he or she treats on average each year.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Citrus Heights, CA, orthodontist and Preferred Invisalign Provider would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to this topic. Feel free to give us a call at 916.436.8378 or click here to schedule your DeLurgio & Blom Orthodontics Smile Assessment.