Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time. The trays designed to move your teeth into proper alignment are custom-made using the latest technology.
At Swati Agarwal, DDS, we are proud to offer this cutting-edge treatment to patients looking for a more convenient alternative to braces. Throughout the treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. You can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into place, leaving you with a straighter smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using clear, plastic aligners instead of metal braces and wires. The treatment uses 3D computer imaging technology to create custom trays that fit over your teeth and gradually move them into their proper positions.
Each tray is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. Your teeth gradually move into the desired positions as you progress through the aligners.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your brackets or wires. You can eat whatever you want if you remove your aligner before eating. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Our dentist in San Francisco, CA, recommends wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day and only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You should wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. Our dentist will check your progress every few weeks to ensure your treatment is on track.
The Benefits of Invisalign
One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign in San Francisco, CA, is that the aligners are clear and virtually invisible. This means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you are wearing an orthodontic appliance. This can be a big confidence booster for adults or teens concerned about their appearance during treatment.
Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, comfortable plastic that is gentle on your gums and teeth. They have no brackets or wires that may irritate your mouth or cause discomfort. In addition, the aligners are custom-made to fit snugly against your teeth, so you won’t experience any slipping or sliding.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes them much more convenient than traditional braces, which require you to follow a strict diet and avoid certain foods. You can also remove the aligners for special occasions such as weddings, graduations, or job interviews.
Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who want straight teeth without the look of traditional braces. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, visit Swati Agarwal, DDS, at 500 Sutter St., Suite 615, San Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 952-1149 to schedule a consultation.