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Maidu Dental - Invisalign treatment

Invisalign Treatment
Auburn, CA

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisible Smile Makeover

When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers numerous advantages. For example:

  • The aligners are metal-free, transparent, and virtually invisible.
  • The trays can be removed for routine hygiene and easier cleaning.
  • You will require fewer office visits during treatment.
  • The aligners can be removed for special photo ops, such as proms, weddings, galas, and more.
  • No one will know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Maidu Dental - Invisalign benefits

Who is a Candidate?

The Invisalign system is an excellent treatment option for those with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. In fact, the majority of malocclusion issues can be successfully addressed with this innovative procedure. You could be an excellent candidate if you have:

  • Crowding of the teeth
  • An overbite
  • An underbite
  • A cross bite
  • Gaps between the teeth

This treatment option is particularly successful for patients who underwent traditional orthodontic treatment during their teenage years, but later relapsed. There are, however, certain conditions that necessitate traditional orthodontic treatment, such as severe rotation, misalignment, or other types of malocclusion. Dr. Markham will evaluate your eligibility during your complimentary consultation.

Invisalign Treatment Timeline

  1. Consultation (Week 1): Dr. Markham evaluates your oral health needs to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Each patient has unique needs, so treatment times can vary. Typical treatment duration ranges from 12 to 18 months.
  2. Impressions and Treatment Design (Week 2 - 3): Dr. Markham takes digital impressions of your teeth and collaborates with a certified dental technician to design your personalized treatment plan. Precise tooth movements are established to achieve your desired smile.
  3. Fabrication of Custom Trays (Week 4 - 6): The dental lab fabricates your custom trays and ships them to our office.
  4. First Aligner Fitting (Week 6 - 7): You visit our office for your first aligner fitting. Dr. Markham will ensure the proper fit and will guide you on when to switch to the next set of trays.
  5. Treatment Commencement (Week 7 onwards): You begin wearing your trays for a minimum of 22 hours per day, only removing them for brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking.
  6. Progress Assessment (Every 6 to 10 weeks): Regular appointments with Dr. Markham to assess your progress. Adherence to the treatment plan is crucial for successful and timely results.
  7. Post-Treatment Retainer (After completion of treatment): To maintain your new smile, you will need to wear a retainer. Dr. Markham will help you decide the type of retainer best suited to your lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisible Aligners

Have Questions?

If you’re looking for Invisalign treatment in Auburn, you should know that it’s much simpler than orthodontics with braces. The goal is the same and your orthodontist will plan to straighten your teeth and jaws with the clear aligners, but the mechanics are unique and you enjoy additional benefits.

There are two main advantages when compared to braces. First, the clear aligners use a BPA-free plastic that looks almost invisible to most people. Second, they’re completely removable. This means you can take off the trays whenever you need to and most people won’t notice you’re undergoing treatment.

Your clear aligners push your teeth gradually as they have preprogrammed biomechanics that realign your teeth safely. These clear aligner trays won’t perform simultaneous movements as they will only push teeth in one direction at a time, but can be more efficient at it depending on your specific case.

Invisalign is an ideal solution for many patients because it helps correct many of the same problems braces do at a much faster pace and with added benefits. If you want a discreet solution that fits your lifestyle, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is the way to go.

First, you’ll have to come for an appointment with our orthodontist. Once here, we will create a 3D digital model to know exactly what you need and how to get it. After that, we will create the clear aligners and get them to you so you can start wearing them. Please, continue to change into the new set of aligners every couple of weeks and don’t skip your visits to the orthodontist to check your progress.

During a press release back in April 2021, Invisalign CEO Joe Hogan celebrated reaching the 10 Million patient milestone, and the number hasn’t stopped growing. When you start your treatment with Invisalign you join a family of millions who’ve chosen to achieve the best version possible of their smile.

Absolutely yes. As your teeth reach proper alignment, your dental hygiene becomes simpler. Unlike with crooked teeth, you won’t have to maneuver too hard to brush your teeth well and remove any and all leftover food particles caught in between your teeth. Besides, you can improve your oral hygien even during treatment, as these are removable aligners, you only need to pop them off and brush your teeth as usual.

Weightloss during orthodontics is a very delicate matter as it depends on each patient’s experience and circumstances. Many patients report losing weight as a result of their dietary changes. Consider that you have to wear your aligners anywhere from 20 to 22 hours every day, which won’t leave too much time for snacks.