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Irvine Cosmetic Dentist Invisalign Clear Braces






For more information and a complimentary Invisalign consultation Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces.
The most obvious advantage of the treatment is cosmetic: the aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. In addition, the aligners are more comfortable than braces. Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces.

Clinically, aligners avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed appliances, for example the effects on the gums and supporting tissues. Fixed appliances are known to cause the roots of teeth to shorten for most patients, and demineralization or tooth decay occurs in up to 50% of patients because they cannot be removed for eating and cleaning, and because they prevent accurate x-rays from being taken.
Patients graduate to a new set of aligners in their treatment series approximately every two weeks. The aligners give less force per week and less pain than do fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Fixed appliances are adjusted approximately every six weeks and apply greater forces.
To discuss your case and to obtain a complimentary Invisalign consultation