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Invisalign—the clear alternative to braces

Invisalign is the fresh new way to straighten teeth. Instead of metal brackets cemented to the teeth and connected to wires, Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic trays, or aligners, that fit over a person’s teeth. Over time, these invisible aligners gently move the teeth until they are in the correct position. Dr. Aguilar uses Invisalign for both adults and teens. Both age groups enjoy the benefits of invisible braces while effectively achieving straighter teeth.

How Invisalign works

Once your custom aligners are created, you will wear them every day. Every two weeks you will switch to a new set of aligners until your treatment is done. For adults, the average time to achieve straightened teeth is one year. Teens generally take the same amount of time as it takes to achieve straight teeth with metal braces.

Custom aligners based on your treatment plan

After Dr. Aguilar takes impressions of your teeth, he will send the lab exact instructions to create your custom aligners. Several different ones will be made, based on his treatment plan. One big advantage is the comfort level enjoyed by the patient. Traditional metal braces can cause irritation to your gums, but the Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable due to being made of BPA-free, smooth, clear plastic.
For best results, your aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours each day. You will be able to remove them easily, however, whenever you eat, brush, and floss.

Gradually straightening your teeth

You will be supplied with a few sets of aligners, which you will change every two weeks. This keeps the gentle shifting of your teeth progressing until they have reached their final positioning. Approximately every six weeks Dr. Aguilar will examine you to be sure your teeth are moving as planned.

Once your teeth have been fully straightened, your treatment is done. You will now have a beautiful, confident smile! 

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Gaps Between Teeth

Missing teeth can cause further unwanted gaps when adjacent teeth start to shift. Some gaps occur due to how the jawbone grows. Gaps in teeth can increase the risk of gum disease.

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Crossbite

When the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly, the result can be one or more teeth on the upper jaw biting inside the teeth in the lower jaw. This can lead to excessive wear on teeth, gum disease and problems with bone loss in the jaw.

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Overbite

The upper front teeth overlap the lower teeth. This can result in painful problems with the jaw, gum irritation or disease, and stress on the lower teeth.

Crowded Teeth

Teeth Too Crowded

A too-small jawbone won’t be able to easily accommodate all the teeth, so they become crowded.

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Underbite

The lower teeth overlap the top front teeth, which can cause bite problems, lower jaw protrusion and more.

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Open Bite

This occurs when upper and lower teeth do not make contact where they should. The result can make chewing painful as well as producing pain in the jaw joint.

Knowledge and experience you can trust

No matter what dental condition you may have, you can talk with Dr. Aguilar and find out what can be done. He is very experienced in helping people achieve a confident, natural smile and complete dental health.