For most patients, the word “orthodontics” calls to mind a teenager with a mouthful of metal. However, in recent years, more and more adults are seeking out orthodontic treatment for correcting crooked, gapped, or misaligned smiles. While the less noticeable size of innovative bracket and wire braces and options for using tooth-colored or clear materials have all made traditional braces a more comfortable option, many patients would still prefer an alternative. The innovative Invisalign system allows patients of any age to correct their smiles without the hassle or mouthful of metal usually required by traditional orthodontic treatments, and you can get it right here in Anaheim Hills, CA.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to gradually shift teeth into their ideal position. Each set of aligners represents a position that’s slightly closer to the desired result. About every two weeks, patients simply exchange one set of alignment trays for the next in the series. Virtually invisible, the aligners are easily removable so patients can maintain their regular diet and oral hygiene routine. In most cases, no one even knows Invisalign patients are undergoing treatment. Periodically, patients will need to visit our office so our doctors can ensure their smiles are progressing as planned. These visits are brief and save patients time when compared to traditional orthodontist visits.