When your teeth are crooked, both the appearance and health of your smile suffer. However, many patients resist the idea of traditional metal braces.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, we offer Invisalign®, a more comfortable and discreet orthodontic option that can straighten your smile without the inconvenience.
So what makes Invisalign unique?
If you are considering orthodontic care but wish to avoid visible metal braces, Invisalign® can provide a discreet and effective alternative. This system uses removable, inconspicuous plastic aligners to reposition your teeth over time. At our Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, office, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. can carefully design your aligners to ensure a comfortable fit and stunning results. He can help you achieve a smile you can feel confident in, as well as improved oral health.
During your consultation, Dr. Valenzuela can review your treatment goals and your oral health to determine if Invisalign is right for you. He may request digital x-rays for a more comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Invisalign can treat a range of orthodontic issues, including:
To qualify for Invisalign or any other cosmetic service, you should be in good oral health. If Dr. Valenzuela detects signs of gum disease or tooth decay, he can perform appropriate treatment before proceeding with Invisalign.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, Dr. Valenzuela can take digital impressions of your teeth using an advanced 3-D scanner. Using these images, he can design an entire series of aligners to achieve your specific goals. We can then send your impressions to a trusted Invisalign laboratory, where your aligner trays will be fabricated.
Because they are clear, Invisalign trays are almost impossible to detect, even from a close distance.
To ensure your treatment progresses efficiently, we can provide you with a series of aligner trays, which will exert a gentle pressure on your teeth. Typically, you will wear each aligner for two weeks before graduating to the next set in your series. The full course of treatment will vary depending upon the extent of your dental misalignment. On average, however, patients can typically expect to see final results in about 12 months. This treatment timeline is often significantly shorter than that of traditional braces.
Due to its notable advantages, Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic treatment amongst teens and adults. Its benefits include:
Invisalign can help you achieve your ideal smile, rejuvenating your appearance and improving your quality of life.
While traditional metal braces have been an effective orthodontic option for many years, some patients, especially adults and teens, are averse to them since they are noticeable when smiling. Invisalign®, however, involves clear, removable aligners that discreetly shift your teeth into place. If you are not sure which treatment option is suited to your unique needs, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. can explain the differences.
The Invisalign® system is the subtle alternative to metal braces, as it gently straightens your teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners.
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth, a bonding or band that attaches the bracket to the tooth, and the archwire, which connects the different brackets and exerts a light pressure, thus effectively moving your teeth into their proper alignment.
Patients need to wear braces 24 hours a day, everyday, for about two years, to achieve desired results. Typically, patients will need to visit the office every month, to check the fit of the braces, and make necessary adjustments.
Apart from being conspicuous, traditional braces are disliked by some patients since the wires and brackets can cause discomfort. Metal braces also impede patients from eating certain hard or sticky foods.
Traditional braces, however, are more effective than their orthodontic alternatives in addressing complex alignment issues. Also, they do not require additional cleaning, apart from regular twice-a-day brushing and flossing.
The Invisalign® system is the subtle alternative to metal braces. During your initial consultation, Dr. Valenzuela will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
Dr. Valenzuela is committed to providing advanced dental treatment at affordable prices. He is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:
Schedule an appointment online today or call our office at (866) 471-3548 to learn more about our services.
1005 2nd St
Los Algodones, BCN 21970
Dr. Valenzuela is light-hearted, funny, and does everything he can to put you at ease.