Alameda Dental Care Offers Orthodontic Procedures To Patients
Current research shows straight teeth are important for our mouths to function properly. Straight teeth have fewer cavities and the gum tissue is overall healthier.
Over time, our teeth can shift and move. When this happens plaque traps are created. These areas are difficult to clean and often result in dental disease.
Our dental team has been trained to evaluate individual cases for invisalign. Invisalign is a metal-free system used to straighten teeth by using a series of trays.
What is the Invisalign process?
A consultation with Dr. Nelson is your first step to a healthier smile. He will evaluated your needs and advise you if Invisalign is the best option for you.
You must be sure all broken or decayed teeth are taken care of with Dr. Nelson prior to starting the invisalign process. Additionally, you must visit with one of our hygienists to be sure you have your gum tissue as healthy as possible before you begin your treatment.
When your teeth and gums are healthy Dr. Nelson and his team will gather impressions, photos and records to send to Invisalign to start the fabrication of your custom trays. Your trays will be returned to our office 4-6 weeks later.
Your next visit with Dr. Nelson, we will have your first set of trays ready to deliver to you. Often, we place tooth colored "buttons" on the teeth needing some extra movement. These "buttons" match your tooth color and are used as anchors so the trays can move your teeth.
Trays must be worn constantly for the most predictable results. You should only remove them to eat, drink and brush your teeth. NEVER wear your trays while you drink anything but water. The liquid can be trapped in your trays and increase your risk of cavitites.
Invisalign is best suited for adults and young adults. This system is not designed for children.
Give us a call today and schedule your orthodontic consultation!