Forget about using traditional braces to fix your crooked teeth and enjoy the control and convenience of Invisalign® aligners. These virtually undetectable, clear mouthpieces allow you to get straighter teeth without the metal wires. Emanuela Alexandroni, DDS, manages every step of your treatment. If you’re looking for an Invisalign provider in the North Orange County area, contact Dr. Alexandroni by clicking the REQUEST APPOINTMENT button below or over the phone.
Invisalign Q & A
Invisalign is a tooth-straightening treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth into alignment gradually. You place the mouthpieces over your teeth, and they exert gentle pressure that moves them toward the desired position.
Each week or two, you change the aligners until you complete the treatment. Dr. Alexandroni periodically checks in on your progress to ensure the aligners are working correctly.
How do I get fitted for aligners?
Dr. Alexandroni takes impressions of your teeth and designs a course of treatment based on where your teeth are now and where they should be. Next, she sends the treatment plan to Invisalign, where they produce your customized mouthpieces.
Who might be a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign refines their technologies daily so they can help more people. To determine if you’re a good fit for this tooth straightening system, check with Dr. Alexandroni.
Adults dedicated to the treatment make the best candidates for the procedure. For the treatment to be successful, you must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. If you know you won’t follow those guidelines, you may be a better candidate for other orthodontic treatments.
In general, Invisalign helps correct the following alignment issues:
- Gaps in between teeth
- Bite issues (over-, under-, and crossbites)
- Crowded teeth
What are the advantages of Invisalign over braces?
Invisalign aligners are much more convenient than braces because you can remove them to eat and brush. You don’t have to worry about food getting caught inside the brackets or following any dietary restrictions.
Because they’re clear, Invisalign aligners are much less noticeable than braces. Most people you encounter won’t even know you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign system requires fewer dentist appointments because they don’t need manual adjustments like traditional braces. The aligners are easier to use and offer much more control over your treatment and schedule.
To get Invisalign aligners, contact Dr. Alexandroni by clicking the REQUEST APPOINTMENT button below or over the phone to set up an Invisalign consultation.