Invisalign Treatment Manteca, CA
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to their final position.
- You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 - 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 - 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How Are Aligners Made? You'd Be Amazed...
- The aligners are made through a combination of our expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
Life With Braces In Manteca, CA
As a general dental practice offering orthodontic treatment, we’re here not only for the aesthetics of your smile, but for the long-term health of your teeth as well. Our goal at Spreckels Park Dental is for you to have a beautiful smile, a stable bite, and the best oral health possible.
Eating With Braces
Patients with braces are allowed to eat nearly anything, with the exception of hard or super sticky items. Corn on the cob, apples, and other hard fruits are best avoided or cut into smaller pieces so your front teeth are not the first direct source of chewing, which can lead to brackets being broken. Also, chewing gum or caramel can easily get stuck in between your brackets and therefore be harder to clean.
You may not be too surprised to hear that soda or sugary drinks are the biggest culprit of tooth degeneration when you have braces. These beverages weaken the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. Getting cavities when you have braces can delay the completion of your orthodontic treatment, as brackets may need to be removed to place a filling.
If you’re experiencing discomfort from your braces, we highly recommend using orthodontic wax to cover any wires or brackets that may be causing discomfort. This is only a temporary solution until your next visit at our Manteca, CA dental office. Be sure to call Dr. Parikh or Dr. Arora immediately if you have any issues and follow their directions.
Keeping Your Smile Clean
Maintaining a consistent oral health care regimen is key! Brushing and flossing twice a day is the best way to maintain your braces and oral hygiene. It is ideal to brush after every meal or sugary drink. A water flosser can also help to remove food debris where toothbrushes can’t reach.
Following your doctors’ instructions, maintaining good oral health, and staying away from restricted foods will allow us to straighten your teeth according to plan and get those braces off in no time!