Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Invisalign provides an outstanding teeth straightening option for patients who don’t want to deal with the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces.
Many San Mateo area patients have questions about what Invisalign can accomplish for them. Some frequently asked questions are listed below. If you don’t see your question below, then contact our office and speak to one of our helpful team members today.
What is orthodontic treatment and why is it necessary?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with teeth and the jaw. For instance, crookedness and misalignment in these structures can result in dangerous oral conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. It is important to pursue orthodontic care as these problems can end in tooth loss, as well as resulting in pain and digestive issues.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign treatment plan carefully documents every movement your teeth will need to make before they will be properly placed and spaced. From these plans, a series of aligners will be 3D printed for your treatment. Each aligner will move your teeth a certain distance before they will need to be switched out for the next aligner in the series. Once done with the final aligner in the series, your teeth will be in their proper positions.
What is the best age for kids to visit an orthodontist?
While orthodontic care can be approached at any age, it is generally advised to wait until the age of 7 unless a problem is detected earlier by a family or pediatric dentist. By treating orthodontic issues at an early age, it is possible to prevent more serious complications that may even require surgery to treat.
Can I be too old to receive orthodontic care?
Absolutely not. It is never too late to improve a smile or correct crooked teeth for a patient.
How long does Invisalign take?
For the most part, treatment takes about 12 to 18 months to complete. When it comes to the aligners themselves, they will need to be replaced every two to three weeks.
Contact Dr. Powers and Dr. Powers for Invisalign Treatment
Do you live in the San Mateo, CA area and have grown tired of crooked or misaligned teeth? Then Invisalign could be the solution that you are looking for. To learn more, contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. T. Jeff Powers and Dr. Diana C. Powers today.