Methods for realignment of teeth in Sacramento
At the practice of Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams in Sacramento, area patients may be able to enjoy the benefits of teeth realignment without conventional braces. When patients think of orthodontics, they think of metal brackets and wire orthodontia. However, continued advances in the area of dentistry have led to the development of Invisalign, a clear aligner system that can work in a similar manner without brackets and wires.
Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular way for teenagers and adults to straighten their teeth. This method uses low forces and clear plastic trays to guide teeth into their new positions gently. The aligner trays are high quality and very strong, though are only worn for approximately two weeks each. An entire series of trays are made for patients, and they are instructed when to switch to the next one. These trays snap comfortably into place over the dental arch and they are worn day and night. The only time patients should remove these trays is when they are brushing their teeth, flossing, or eating. At all other times, they are discreet and many patients still enjoy smiling, laughing, and talking with others without feeling self-conscious.
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams often use Invisalign therapy for patients who have mild to moderate malocclusion. This includes the alignment of the anterior teeth and the bite. More severe cases may still require the assistance of an orthodontist. In cases where overcrowding is a concern, patients may undergo several extractions before the process is started to make room for the newly positioned teeth.
Invisalign has many benefits, including:
- Easy to maintain
If you live in the Sacramento area and you are interested in learning more about the ways in which our team can improve your smile, contact Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams today. Our team welcomes new patients and is excited to work with individuals and families to improve the beauty and health of their smiles!