Many patients want straighter teeth, but they do not want to wear metal braces. Fortunately, Dr. Peter T. Smrecek offers Invisalign® at his Newport Beach, CA, practice as a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® uses a set of removable, clear plastic aligners to gently straighten teeth. Today, Invisalign® is suitable for more patients than ever before. To learn more about Invisalign®, schedule a consultation today.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® offers patients a unique set of advantages. Invisalign® aligner trays are made of clear plastic, so they will be virtually invisible to others. Additionally, many patients find that the smooth plastic trays are much more comfortable than metal brackets, which can irritate the lips and tongue. Invisalign® trays will also exert a more gentle force on your teeth than metal braces, further enhancing your comfort. Finally, Invisalign® trays are removable, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your normal oral health routines.
In addition to improving the appearance of a smile, Invisalign® can also help patients enjoy improved oral health. By straightening overlapping teeth, we can make brushing and flossing easier and prevent food from accumulating in hard-to-reach places. Invisalign® can also reduce your risk for developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder by improving the force and balance of your bite.
Candidates for Invisalign®
Invisalign® can be used to straighten teeth and correct many different dental concerns, including overbite, underbite, gapped teeth, and crossbite. In order to undergo Invisalign® treatment, patients should be maintaining good oral health. Issues such as gum disease or significant decay will need to be addressed before beginning treatment. If you have severe misalignment, we may refer you to an orthodontic specialist.
What to Expect During Treatment
To plan your Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Smrecek or one of his qualified team members will take digital photos of your smile, as well as a 3-D scan of your teeth. We can use advanced technology to adjust these images and show the anticipated results of your treatment. We will use impressions of your teeth to develop a set of clear Invisalign® aligner trays. Patients will typically wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours each day for roughly two weeks. The aligner trays are removable, so you can take them out when eating or brushing and flossing. Each tray will exert a slight force on your teeth to subtly reposition them. After as little as six months, you can enjoy a smile with beautifully straight teeth. Following treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your straighter, healthier smile.
Schedule a Consultation
At The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr., D.D.S., we have been helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles since 1980. When you visit our office, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve your unique goals. If you are interested in straightening your teeth without the use of brackets or wires, Invisalign® can be an ideal solution. To learn more about Invisalign®, contact The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr., D.D.S. and schedule a personal consultation.