Avoid tooth decay and disease by straightening your teeth. Invisalign® is a popular alternative to braces for teens and adults looking to perfect their smile discreetly and comfortably. This system helps you get the straighter teeth you want without the hassles of traditional metal and ceramic braces. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry is a leading provider of the Invisalign system for patients in Valencia, California, and throughout the Santa Clarita Valley region. Contact Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tooth-straightening system that relies on a series of clear, plastic aligners to move teeth into their proper positions. The aligners are similar to teeth whitening trays, but they’re designed to fit closely to the contours of your teeth. Each aligner has a slightly different shape. When worn in sequence, the aligners shift the teeth into their new positions without the need for brackets and wires.

What makes Invisalign so popular?

Invisalign offers several benefits that traditional braces simply cannot. Its clear design makes the aligners nearly invisible while being worn. They’re also removable, so there are no dietary restrictions and you can continue to brush and floss easily during your treatment. Your lips and gums won’t deal with irritation from metal in your mouth, because Invisalign aligners are completely smooth and custom designed to fit your teeth comfortably. As a result, most patients can complete their treatment in a much shorter period of time compared to traditional metal or ceramic braces.

What kinds of issues can be corrected with Invisalign?

Invisalign can be used to treat several alignment issues that most teens and adults struggle with. This system is effective in correcting problems such as:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked or badly-aligned teeth

Invisalign is available for teens and adults whose adult teeth haven’t completely emerged yet. Invisalign Teen offers features to accommodate adult teeth as they emerge. Talk with the dentists at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry about how to align your smile with Invisalign.

How are the Invisalign aligners made?

Your treatment begins with impressions of your teeth. These impressions or molds are sent to a dental lab that specializes in Invisalign aligner fabrication. The impressions are scanned into a computer that uses computer-aided design software to create a series of 3D virtual models that demonstrate how your teeth need to move over time. Then the same computer system uses those models to create your custom aligners from medical-grade plastic.

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

During your treatment, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, then exchange them for the next set of aligners in the series. You’ll come into the office about every six weeks for a checkup.

How long will my treatment take?

That depends on the issues you’re having corrected. Most patients complete their treatment within about two years, and many can finish treatment in 18 months or less.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Health Net

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