Invisalign in El Dorado Hills

Most of us would like to have straight teeth with no gaps, but we don’t want to spend months or even years with metal and wires inside our mouth. This is especially troublesome if you have a career or you’re an older teen with peers.

Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners in El Dorado Hills, CA can give you a straight smile without the bulky metal and cumbersome wires associated with traditional braces. You can laugh and enjoy your time without concern for silver across your smile line.

Aside from treatment aesthetics—clear aligners are virtually invisible—there are other benefits to Invisalign that you may not have considered, including comfort and practicality.

If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, reach out to a dental team member today. And if you would like more information, continue reading or contact us.

What is Invisalign?

When it comes to teeth, there are many types of alignment issues—everything from bite to overlap. Invisalign clear aligners can correct various problems and leave you with a straight smile.

Problems that Invisalign clear aligners tackle include:

  • Twisted teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Bite alignment
  • Gaps between teeth

Invisalign is a series of clear orthodontic aligners that correct the above issues over a predetermined period of time.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Your dentist in El Dorado Hills, CA starts you with a consultation. This initial exam includes a conversation where you share your smile goals and concerns. We may also take x-rays to check the health of your teeth and gums beneath the surface and to plan your potential treatment.

Considerations include the health of your teeth and gums, but most adults and older teens with relatively healthy smiles are good candidates for Invisalign.

If Invisalign is the right orthodontic option for you, Dr. Mohamad Albik plans your treatment and starts you on your smile journey. If Invisalign will not give you the results you’ve been looking for, he may recommend an alternative solution to help you reach your smile objectives.

How is Invisalign different from metal braces?

Traditional braces are composed of metal brackets fixed to your teeth. We rely on wires threaded across these brackets that your dentist can adjust to straighten your teeth across the treatment timeline. Brackets and wires may feel heavy in the mouth, rub against sensitive tissues, and draw attention to your treatment. Wires may also make brushing and flossing difficult. However, traditional braces are time-tested and capable of straightening your teeth effectively.

Invisalign depends on clear aligners taken from direct impressions of your teeth. Each aligner in the series is shaped a bit differently to straighten your teeth across the treatment timeframe. You switch aligners every few weeks throughout therapy. Invisalign is more discreet than traditional braces, and the smooth plastic complements the ease of wear. You can remove your aligners when brushing, flossing, and eating.

Treatment time for both options can last for months or up to two years. Your dentist in 95762 provides a timeframe before you agree to treatment.

Will I need pretreatments?

In some cases, you may not be an immediate candidate for Invisalign, but Dr. Albik may suggest pretreatments to make you a contender.

For example, tooth extraction may be necessary if your jaw is too small to accommodate a full set of teeth. This extraction is not noticeable as treatment progresses and closes the gap. If you do need an extraction, we offer sedation dentistry in our dental office—everything from nitrous oxide to sleep dentistry. Your dentist may suggest one or more of these sedation options based on your level of anxiety. We always want you to feel at ease when under our care.

Other pretreatments can include:

  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Filling any cavities or treating any emerging infections
  • Comprehensive dental checkup

Your dentist discusses pretreatments with you, so there are no surprises. Often, pretreatments mean a better outcome for you or more effective therapy.

What issues can Invisalign in 95762 correct?

Invisalign can correct:

  • Overbite, underbite, crossbite
  • Twisted, crooked, overlapping teeth
  • Uneven spacing between teeth and smile gaps

Your dentist will let you know what to expect following treatment.

How does Invisalign contribute to a healthier smile?

When teeth are crooked, it is harder to brush and floss effectively. Likewise, when teeth are crooked, individual teeth do more of the work than others for chewing, which can lead to uneven wear. Wear contributes to cavities and even breakage.

Invisalign not only gives you a beautiful and straight smile, but the therapy can also lead to better oral health.

Remember, your teeth should last for life, which is why correct alignment is so crucial.

What is the Invisalign process?

Invisalign teeth straightening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental therapies available in our El Dorado Hills, CA dental office.

Also referred to as clear braces, Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-designed to fit your mouth. These aligners, changed out every few weeks, gradually shift your teeth into the desired position and alignment.

In addition to being transparent and virtually unnoticeable, the aligners are comfortable to wear, and you can remove them while eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing.

Your total treatment time will vary depending on your unique treatment plan. However, most of our patients achieve the desired result after about a year.

Regular dental visits with Dr. Albik are essential during this process to ensure that your teeth are moving into place and straightening according to plan.

After you complete your Invisalign therapy, we create a custom retainer for you. This appliance trains your teeth to remain straight and prevents orthodontic relapse. With this retainer, you never have to worry that your teeth will return to their crooked or overlapping positions.

Many of our patients are thrilled watching their teeth come into line throughout treatment.

Do you offer any financing for Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA?

Some insurance plans cover all or a portion of orthodontics. Our team will help you make the most of this benefit by navigating your insurance schedule and examining the fine print.

We also offer financing through CareCredit to help you achieve your smile goals. CareCredit is a third-party lender that offers easy repayment options and interest-free financing to qualified applicants. Generally, approval only takes a few minutes.

At El Dorado Family Dental, we want you to achieve your best smile and will lay out all your financing options at the time of service. With us, there are never any surprises. You can expect a predictable outcome and a more comfortable orthodontic experience as well.  

Reclaim Your Smile with Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA

Invisalign clear aligners can give you perfectly straight teeth without the hassle of months or years of traditional metal braces that can be painful and obtrusive. With Invisalign orthodontics, you receive a series of virtually invisible dental trays that work to straighten your teeth discreetly.

Contact our dental office to schedule your exam consultation with Dr. Albik today.

At El Dorado Family Dental, we provide Invisalign to adults and older teens in Folsom, Cameron Park, Placerville, Fair Oaks, Rancho Murieta, Shingle Springs, Orangevale, and all other locales.