Invisalign® is a comfortable and modern method of transforming your smile without the use of traditional metal braces. Dr. Allen Mossaei creates a series of clear aligners—customized just for you—that incrementally shift your teeth. At First Choice Dentistry in Bakersfield, California, Dr. Mossaei can answer any questions you have about Invisalign, and see if it’s right for you. Schedule a consultation online today.
At your consultation with Dr. Mossaei, he takes digital images of your teeth, so that he can see what’s needed and make a custom treatment plan for you. You’re even able to preview your new smile and visualize how your newly aligned teeth look.
Dr. Mossaei makes your aligners out of a virtually invisible plastic and then fits them on your teeth. Wearing the aligners gradually and gently shifts your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Mossaei plans out for you. There aren’t any metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
To get the best results, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only take them out to eat, brush, and floss. The average overall length of Invisalign treatment is 12 months for adults; however, it depends on the extent of your case. Book a consultation with Dr. Mossaei, and he can provide an estimate of how many weeks your treatment will last.
Usually, the cost of Invisalign is about the same as the cost of traditional braces. However, the cost depends on your particular needs and other factors such as where you live. Many dental insurance policies cover Invisalign, so you should check your dental plan.
Invisalign is a good fit if the tooth movements you need aren’t very complicated. Traditional metal braces sometimes are necessary for more severe corrections and complex problems.
Additionally, oral health concerns such as gum disease must be taken care of before you get traditional braces, but with Invisalign, you can begin treatment even if you have gum disease. Some studies have even indicated that gum health improves during Invisalign treatment.
Dr. Mossaei can talk with you about the pros and cons of Invisalign, and whether you are a good candidate. Book a consultation online at First Choice Dentistry today.