Straighten your teeth with Invisalign®, the clear and removable alternative to conventional braces
At Liberty Dental Group, we are privileged to provide a variety of effective treatments designed to fit in with your lifestyle and support the most comfortable, convenient, no-stress, and pleasant experience with our team in Brentwood, California. Invisalign® fits in well with our approach to dental care. This modern orthodontic treatment combines the effectiveness of traditional braces treatment with advanced features that facilitate discreet and hassle-free straightening of misaligned teeth and bite correction.
About Invisalign® clear aligners
The process starts with an Invisalign® consultation. Our dentists, Drs Mike and Emily Molosky use sophisticated proprietary software to transform scans or images of your teeth into a 3-dimensional model. We can then show you just how your teeth will be repositioned through every step of treatment – kind of like a “try before you buy” approach. Invisalign® has evolved from primarily a remedy for more minor cases of crooked or crowded teeth to a treatment appropriate for many cases, including patients with a more severe overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite.
If you like what you see during your consultation and we determine that Invisalign® is the best option for you, the 3-D model will be used to fabricate a series of lightweight, transparent BPA-free oral appliances. These appliances slip over your teeth. Since they are customized to fit your teeth securely, they feel comfortable and do not produce sores. They are barely noticeable when you smile because the thermoplastic is transparent. Notably, Invisalign® aligner trays are also removable. Unlike conventional “fixed” braces that only your dentist or orthodontist can adjust or remove, Invisalign® aligners may be taken out for meals, brushing, and flossing. This feature allows patients to maintain their good nutrition and enjoy their favorite foods throughout treatment. Likewise, patients maintain excellent oral hygiene as they can effectively and efficiently clean their mouths without oral appliances getting in the way.
It is essential to wear and care for the aligners as directed by your dentist. Failure to comply with these instructions can affect treatment outcomes and the amount of time it takes to reposition your teeth. Each aligner effectively places consistent yet gentle pressure on the teeth. These forces incrementally move the teeth into proper placements. They should only be removed when brushing, flossing, or eating.
Also, every one to two weeks, you begin wearing the next aligner in the series. Yes, each aligner corresponds with a different step in treatment. So, it is vital to wear them in the correct order. We’ll want to see you at four- to six-week intervals to assure that treatment progresses as planned and on schedule. The total number of aligner trays in your treatment plan and, in turn, total treatment time depends on the type of condition that we are correcting and the severity of that condition. Patients primarily begin to see noticeable results from Invisalign® treatment within weeks, and, on average, treatment takes around 12 to 18 months. Are you a candidate for Invisalign®? Call (925) 409-3501 to schedule a consultation at Liberty Dental Group in Brentwood and proudly serving Oakley, Antioch, Sandhill, Bridgehead, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, and the surrounding area.