To fix crooked, gapped, slanted, or crowded teeth, two main options exist. You can opt for traditional metal braces, or you can see if Invisalign treatment will be a better option. In contrast to traditional wire and bracket metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners (known as align technology) worn over a period to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. But how do you know which option is best for you? The top-rated Fontana dentists at Southridge Dental Group will be happy to provide a no-obligation, free consultation and explain your options. Here’s a look at the top 3 reasons people choose Invisalign over traditional braces.
Reason #1: Comfort
Invisalign aligners are more comfortable in the mouth than traditional wire and bracket metal braces. The smooth aligners do not have sharp edges which can irritate the inside of your lips or cheeks.
Secondly, with Invisalign, you’ll never need to have brackets and wires tightened which can be uncomfortable. Thirdly, for most people, the ability to remove the aligners makes eating more enjoyable. You don’t have to avoid certain foods because they will get caught in your braces. Although Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day, if you’re playing high contact sports, or engaging in other activities where your mouth may be at risk of injury, you can also remove the aligners.
Reason #2: The Subtle Style of Invisalign
Most people won’t notice you’re straightening your teeth when you choose Invisalign treatment. This is thanks to the nearly invisible aligners, which make your treatment far more discreet. The top Invisalign dentists at Southridge Dental Group have found that patients are not as self-conscious about smiling or having photos taken as some are when wearing traditional metal braces.
It is important to note however, that as the patient, you’ll be responsible for keeping your aligners clean and clear, so they remain nearly invisible during your treatment.
Reason #3: Invisalign May Cost Less Over Time
The cost of straightening your teeth with Invisalign or traditional metal braces is similar. However, the duration of treatment is often shorter and requires fewer dental visits with Invisalign when compared to traditional metal braces. This can lead to savings.
Furthermore, Invisalign treatment allows for better oral health practices during treatment, which can prevent future and occasionally costly dental issues, such as cavities, or gum disease.
Thirdly, the propriety 3D scanning technology used to custom create your aligners continues to become more affordable, so the dentists at Southridge Dental Group in Fontana can pass those savings onto you. Invisalign treatment starts at $2000 at Southridge Dental Group.
Keep in mind that Invisalign treatment may be covered by your insurance. Check with your insurer to learn more. Southridge Dental Group also offers affordable monthly payments through CareCredit, to qualified patients. Or you may use your Health Savings Account (HSA), to pay for Invisalign treatment in Fontana.
What Dentists Love About Invisalign
Dentists prefer Invisalign treatment over metal braces for some patients. Again, determining which teeth straightening treatment is best for you, will be something you’ll decide with your dentist. But, in general, there are several reasons dentists love Invisalign treatment for appropriate patients.
1. Invisalign Allows for Better Tooth and Gum Care
Dentists love the fact that Invisalign is removable, and therefore their patients can brush the entire surface of the teeth, not just the surface around the metal brackets. Likewise, flossing is made easier with Invisalign when compared to flossing with traditional metal braces. This can prevent infections, bacteria buildup, plaque and tartar buildup, and more.
2. Invisalign Gives Patients Results Quickly
Patients are often encouraged and surprised by how quickly they see changes in their smiles when using Invisalign treatment. Many patients see subtle changes in just weeks, with the majority seeing significant changes in as little as six months. This encourages patients to continue following their treatment plan, as they can see for themselves how much straighter their smiles are becoming. Dentists also love the fact that patients tend to feel less self-conscious while using Invisalign versus wire and bracket braces.
3. Invisalign Aligners Can Be Removed
The fact that Invisalign plastic aligners can be removed when necessary is another reason dentists love this straightening treatment. In accidents, such as a sports injury, metal braces can lead to abrasions or lacerations in the mouth, some of which can be severe. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed, and replaced with a mouthguard, preventing these types of injuries to your mouth.
What Is Invisalign Treatment?
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a free consultation at Southridge Dental Group in Fontana. Our top-rated dentists will determine if you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Those who have active gum disease will not be good candidates. Likewise, if you’re missing teeth, it may not be the best treatment. Children who don’t have adult teeth are also not candidates for Invisalign. However, older teens, and adults who have a healthy mouth are generally great candidates.
If our dentists determine that Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for you, you’ll have a variety of painless scans performed. Then, a custom-designed series of clear aligners will be made of medical-grade, FDA-approved plastic that will perfectly fit your teeth. The aligners will shift your teeth into alignment over time.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Fontana
Ready to take the first steps to your best smile ever? Start today by scheduling a no-obligation, free Invisalign consultation today. Southridge Dental Group’s top Fontana Invisalign dentists will determine if Invisalign will help correct your crooked, gapped, or slanted teeth. Then, if you decide to begin Invisalign treatment, our friendly staff will help you get the painless 3D scans you need to get your treatment started!
At Southridge Dental Group in Fontana, our skilled, friendly dentists provide comprehensive dental care including:
- Dental bonding
- Emergency treatment
- Gum disease treatment
- Preventative care
- Root canals
- Teeth whitening
- TMJ therapy
Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment or Invisalign consultation: 909-822-9090. We are conveniently located on Cherry Avenue in Fontana. We look forward to helping you get begin the process of having a beautiful, straight smile!