Vital components to an attractive smile include brightness and proper positioning. Research shows that people first notice the straightness of the teeth. Although appearance is important to self-image, a straight smile is also integral to oral health as a whole. When teeth are straight, there are fewer places for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. In studies on dental health, misalignment has been identified as a factor in the activity of oral bacteria leading to cavities and gum disease. The consequences of misalignment can affect your sense of confidence, your oral health, and your general health. At Sacramento Natural Dentistry, you may find your ideal solution in Invisalign.
What makes Invisalign different
The Invisalign system revolves around the routine wear of custom-fitted aligner trays. These appliances are fabricated from clear BPA-free plastic that is durable enough to keep gentle pressure where it is needed. Treatment is precisely planned through the processing of images and impressions in a state-of-the-art laboratory. From the initial data we gather, specialized software creates a 3-dimensional model of your teeth as they are. Further, this same software creates multiple steps through which teeth are virtually moved to their appropriate positions. Before you are fitted with aligners, you will be able to view an animation of your smile transformation in our office.
Why patients love Invisalign
There are several key points to this orthodontic treatment that make it appealing to teens and adults:
- No brackets or wires, and no metal
- Clear plastic aligners virtually disappear against teeth, enabling you to smile confidently
- Dining remains enjoyable due to the removal of aligners before meals
- Oral health is better preserved without obstacles to brushing and flossing
- The process is convenient, requiring only periodic progress checks rather than appliance tightening