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Invisalign

Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra DDS

Implant Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentistry located in Redwood City, CA

If you want to straighten your smile without having to deal with the inconvenience of wearing metal braces, then Invisalign® is for you. At Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra, DDS, in Redwood City, California, Dr. Parra and her team offer Invisalign for their patients looking for a painless and convenient method for straightening their teeth and properly aligning their bite. Call the office or book your visit with the online scheduling tool to get started with your Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses a series of removable aligners to painlessly straighten your teeth. It’s an excellent solution for both teens and adults.

Your aligners operate on the same basic principle as braces by applying a gentle and consistent pressure on your teeth that pushes them into a better position. But Invisalign has several advantages over traditional metal braces, making them an incredibly popular option for patients looking for a better path to a straight smile.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

First, Dr. Parra takes a painless impression of your smile used to design your aligners. You’ll get somewhere between 20-30 aligners in your series, depending on the condition of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment.

You wear each set of aligners all day, every day, but you can take them out whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss your teeth. It is recommended to wear them for at least 22 hours every day. Every two weeks, you move on to the next set of aligners in your series. Once you’ve gone through all of your aligners, your teeth will be perfectly aligned and much healthier.

What conditions can Invisalign improve?

Invisalign painlessly treats many of the same conditions that traditional metal braces correct, like teeth that are:

  • Crooked
  • Crowded
  • Widely space

Invisalign also corrects misaligned bites, like:

  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite

Many people also choose to get Invisalign to generally straighten their teeth for cosmetic purposes.

What advantages does Invisalign have over metal braces?

As a more modern orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional metal braces, like:

Comfort

Invisalign’s clear aligners fit painlessly and comfortably in your mouth, unlike braces.

Time

You will need to come in every two to four weeks for Dr. Parra to check on your progress.

Aesthetics

Invisalign is a much more discreet method of straightening your teeth. Unlike braces, which are very apparent and give you a mouthful-of-metal look, Invisalign’s aligners are clear and virtually invisible. Invisalign also allows you to get a clearer view of your progress as you’re straightening your teeth, which can add some encouragement to your treatment.

Convenience

Because your aligners are removable, you don’t have to learn new techniques or buy special tools to keep your teeth clean. You just remove your aligners, brush, and floss as normal, and put them back in afterward. 

To get started with Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Millennium Dental, Beatriz Parra, DDS, today by calling the office or booking a visit online.