Sacramento area practice offers removable braces for treatment of malocclusion
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristin J. Adams in Sacramento welcome patients into their practice for a variety of needs. Whether patients are seeking restorative, cosmetic, or general dentistry solutions, our practice has it all. Additionally, we provide many services in-house that may eliminate the need for individuals to be referred to other dental specialists. This includes orthodontic services.
Orthodontics used to be done by a specialist who strictly focused on the treatment of malocclusion. Today, many dentists are able to receive the training and experience to provide alternative solutions to address crooked and misaligned teeth. This includes Invisalign.
Invisalign, which is sometimes referred to as “removable braces,” is a treatment that many patients opt for over traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Traditional braces often make patients feel self-conscious about how they look. They cover the smile, may make it difficult to effectively brush and floss, and can result in staining of the teeth. They are also uncomfortable and embarrassing. Many of our patients want to look good while they undergo treatment to improve their smile, which is why we may suggest the benefits of Invisalign services.
Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that are custom-made into a series for each patient based on impressions. The trays are worn over the teeth for two weeks before patients move to the next one. This gradually repositions the teeth as desired.
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The primary benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Patients can take the trays out to brush their teeth, floss, or enjoy their meals. However, it is important that patients comply with treatment by replacing their trays as soon as possible. The trays must be worn day and night for patients to be able to progress through their treatment without delays. The other benefit enjoyed with Invisalign is the ability to correct the alignment of the smile with a discreet treatment. The Invisalign trays are difficult to see in the natural smile and therefore are discreet. This gives our patients self-confidence throughout their treatments.