By Moy Dental
December 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   Invisalign   braces  

What's the best way to straighten a crooked smile? If you are a teen or adult who wants an effective, yet discreet and comfortable, invisalignorthodontic method, look into Invisalign clear aligners. Offered at Moy Dental by San Leandro cosmetic dentistry expert, Dr. Stephen Moy, these inventive orthodontic appliances are a very reliable way to a healthier, attractive smile. Learn the details here.

Invisalign is versatile

The Invisalign system works for a variety of smile alignment issues such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Tooth tipping and rotation
  • Gaps and overcrowding
  • Orthodontic relapse (teeth which move back into previous positions after treatment with metal braces)

Through digital photos and X-rays, three-dimensional imaging and oral examination, Dr. Moy determines if these customized, snugly fitting aligners can accomplish your smile goals. If you and he decide to proceed, he sends this information and his detailed instructions to the Invisalign lab where a specially trained technician crafts 18 to 30 pairs of aiigners.

As an Invisalign patient, you wear each aligner pair for two weeks, working through the treatment plan. You visit your cosmetic dentist in San Leandro every four to six weeks so he can check your progress and give you the next sets of aligners.

The advantages of Invisalign

Besides being practically invisible, Invisalign appliances:

  • Are smooth, comfortable and removable for meals, oral hygiene and special occasions
  • Take just nine to 18 months to move teeth into healthier, better-looking positions (about a year is average)
  • Do not restrict the wearer's diet (just eat the healthy foods you normally enjoy)
  • Are easily maintained with a soft toothbrush and your usual toothpaste
  • Guard your teeth and jaw joint against bruxism (teeth grinding)

Additionally, Invisalign patients simply brush and floss their teeth as usual. There are no complicated hygiene routines as with metal or ceramic braces and no irritation of gums, tongue and lips. However, to keep the treatment plan on track, you must wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.

Are you ready for a new smile?

If you are, contact Moy Dental to arrange an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Moy. He'll discuss your smile goals with you and answer all your questions regarding treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. Call today, won't you? (510) 351-4030.