As an adult, you may be interested in an orthodontic option that can improve your bite but does not require frequent office visits, extra brushing and flossing, menu restrictions, or the appearance that comes with wearing metal braces. At Rosedale Dental Studio, our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, has the solution you have been looking for. We offer Invisalign® clear aligners in Bakersfield, California, and you can contact our office at 661-501-4746 for an appointment.
What Are Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, plastic material. Our dentist will start by making impressions of your smile, which will be sent to a lab. There, a series of aligners will be created. You will wear each set for a period of time prescribed by our dentist, usually around two weeks. During your treatment time, your teeth will be slowly moved into their proper positions. The result will be a smile that you will want to show the world!
How Do I Care for the Aligners?
One of the great things about Invisalign treatment is that the aligners can be easily removed for meals. With that in mind, you still need to clean them. Every night, you should rinse them with water and gently clean them using a soft-bristled toothbrush. This should be a different toothbrush than the one you use to clean your teeth. Liquid soap or a nonabrasive toothpaste can also be used, and Invisalign also sells its own cleaning solution.
What Problems Can Invisalign Treat?
Originally, Invisalign was recommended for adults and older teens who needed to make minor changes to their smiles. Now, Invisalign offers treatments for patients of all ages to correct problems such as gapped or crowded teeth, open bites, overbites and underbites or to correct your overall dental alignment. Dr. Nicole will be happy to see you for an examination and help you get started on a new smile.