Can Sacramento area patients obtain transparent braces?
Correcting the smile when misalignment, overcrowding, and bite problems are an issue often brings to mind the idea of traditional braces. Braces, are often seen as metal brackets and wires glued to the teeth to reposition them within the dental arch and enhance the appearance of the smile while also repairing poor bite alignment. Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams of Sacramento know that both teenagers and adults can benefit from orthodontia when they want to correct the alignment of their smiles, but most are turned off by the concept of covering their smiles with unattractive metal. Thanks to continued improvements in orthodontics, patients can now enjoy the benefits of transparent braces.
Transparent braces are difficult to discern from the natural teeth. This includes a treatment known as Invisalign. Invisalign is a method of correcting the alignment of the smile without the use of metal braces. Instead, this method uses clear aligner trays that are worn over the dental arch day and night to reposition the teeth. What’s great about transparent braces such as Invisalign is they give patients confidence while going through their orthodontic treatment. They don’t have to hide their smiles because of metal covering their teeth.
Invisalign starts with a consultation appointment to determine if patients are proper candidates. Those who may be best for the treatment are men and women who have mild to moderate misalignment of their bite or dental arch. The process starts with impressions, which are used to create a series of trays, and the patient is advised to wear them every day and night for two weeks before switching to the next tray in the series. Over time, the teeth will slowly move into their proper locations. Patients can maintain the alignment by wearing their final tray as a retainer each night.
If you reside in the Sacramento area and want to find out more about transparent braces such as Invisalign, contact our team of professionals today. We welcome new patients, and Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams can assist children through adults with their dental health needs.