Invisalign in El Dorado Hills

Everyone wants straight, beautiful teeth, but they don’t want to spend months—or even years—with metal wires inside their mouth. This is especially troublesome if you have a career where you work face-to-face with others or you’re an older teen with peers.

Fortunately, Invisalign® clear aligners in El Dorado Hills, CA can give you straight teeth without having a mouthful of bulky metal braces. With Invisalign, you can finally feel comfortable and confident enough to show off your stunning smile! 

Aside from 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 for comfortable and effective adult braces, reach out to one of our dental team members today. You can also continue reading this article to learn more about Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA. invisalign tray on teeth

What Is Invisalign?

Even if you have bright, sparkling teeth, you may still have some alignment issues you would like to correct. Whether you have a problematic bite or want a more attractive smile, Invisalign clear aligners can leave you with a healthy and symmetrical smile. 

Invisalign can tackle the following aesthetic and dental health concerns:

  • Oddly angled teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Bite alignment
  • Gaps between teeth

Every patient is different, and we understand each patient has unique dental health and aesthetic concerns. You can rest assured that your dentist at Eldorado Family Dental will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs. 

Can I Get Invisalign?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, your dentist in El Dorado Hills, CA will first see you for a comprehensive consultation. This initial exam includes a conversation where you share your smile goals and concerns with our dental team. We may also take x-rays to check the health of your teeth and gums and to detect potential underlying issues.

Most adults and teens with strong, healthy teeth and gums are ideal candidates for Invisalign. If Invisalign is the right orthodontic option for you, Dr. Mohamad Albik plans your therapy 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.

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Metal Braces vs. Invisalign

Traditional braces are composed of metal brackets that are fixed to your teeth. These braces rely on wires threaded across these brackets that your dentist can adjust to straighten your teeth throughout your treatment.

Brackets and wires may feel heavy in the mouth, rub against sensitive areas in your mouth, and draw unwanted attention to your treatment. Wires may also make brushing, flossing, and eating more difficult. However, traditional braces are time-tested and capable of effectively straightening your teeth. 

Traditional braces are perfect for some patients, and Invisalign are better for others. It all depends on your needs, goals, and oral health. 

Invisalign clear aligners are fabricated from direct impressions of your teeth. Each aligner in the series is shaped a little bit differently to straighten your teeth across the treatment timeline.

You switch out aligners every few weeks throughout your therapy. Invisalign is more discreet than traditional braces, and the smooth plastic trays are easy and comfortable to wear. You can even remove your aligners when brushing, flossing, and eating! 

Treatment time for both traditional braces and Invisalign can last for months or up to two years. Whatever your preferences and objectives may be, your dentist in El Dorado Hills, CA provides a detailed 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 can suggest pretreatments to make you a contender. For example, tooth extraction may be necessary if your jaw is too narrow 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:

Your dentist discusses all potential pretreatments with you, so there are no surprises. Often, pretreatments result in a more effective orthodontic therapy.

Invisalign Gives You 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. Over the years, Invisalign has transformed millions of smiles across the world. hand holding clear braces

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

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

Your total treatment time will vary depending on your customized treatment plan. However, most of our patients achieve the desired result after about a year. Your dentist may recommend you wear your aligners for 22-24 hours per day, but specific instructions will be given to you at the start of your treatment. 

Regular dental visits with Dr. Albik or Dr. Hassan are essential during this process to ensure that your teeth are moving into the correct position.

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 original alignment.

Financing Invisalign at El Dorado Family Dental

Some insurance plans cover all or a portion of orthodontics. Our team will help you make the most of this benefit by assisting you with your insurance schedule and triple-checking the fine print. We also offer financing through CareCredit, an option with an easy repayment plan and interest-free financing. 

We value transparency and open communication, which is why we always discuss your options for oral health care before we begin any treatment. At El Dorado Family Dental, we want you to achieve your best smile and will help you better understand available financing options. With us, you can expect to receive affordable, effective dental care in a caring and encouraging environment. 

Reclaim Your Smile with Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA

Invisalign clear aligners can give you perfectly straight teeth without the hassle of metal braces. With Invisalign orthodontics, you receive a series of clear dental trays that work to comfortably and discreetly straighten your smile.

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 communities. To accommodate your busy weekday schedule, our dental office is open Monday through Saturday. 

Contact our dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mohamad Albik or Dr. Sherif Hassan today. You can find our dental clinic off Windplay Drive south of El Dorado Freeway 50.