If you’re looking for a great, discreet way to straighten your teeth, then you should consider Invisalign®. It’s a process that straightens teeth and gives you the smile you want and deserve without the use of traditional wires and metal brackets. This is a particularly attractive treatment option for adults who don’t want to wear braces while working in professional settings, or for self-conscious teens who don’t want the traditional braces experience.
Let’s look at how Dr. Michael Jacobsen can get you started on your Invisalign journey today.
First, he will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to make sure your teeth are healthy. This also helps define your alignment goals and the number of custom aligners needed to restore the alignment of your smile.
Then, he will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory where a series of aligner trays will be made to custom match your teeth.
You will need to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours each day to effectively realign your smile. Every specific set of aligners is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth, gradually repositioning them a little bit closer to your ideal smile.
Every two weeks, you will switch to another set of aligners that are tuned a little closer to your alignment goals. The number of aligners needed will vary. Most people meet their alignment goals in around six to eight weeks.
If you think this is the answer to your smile’s issues, or you want more information, please call us today at 760-951-7752 to schedule a consultation appointment.