Invisalign Treatment: What To Expect

Since the inception of clear aligners, Invisalign® has quickly revolutionized the world of orthodontics because there are now other options available to straighten your teeth besides metal, ceramic, or clear braces. You may want to visit a dentist in San Francisco to start Invisalign treatment, and you probably want to investigate your options between braces and aligners. Or perhaps you have general questions since this decision affects your overall quality of life.

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The truth is that most of our teeth acquire stains, chips, breaks, and cracks over our lifetime. In addition, some of us have always been dissatisfied with the shape of our teeth, or some permanent discoloration, or maybe even fillings that are showing their age.

Until recently, orthodontic treatment was focused mainly on children or teenagers and the preferred method was metal train-track braces. Today, about 20% of orthodontic patients are between 20 and 60 years of age, which is why Invisalign is becoming so popular as most adults find metallic braces on their teeth to be a bit of an eyesore.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. Metal-free Invisalign aligners are made from BPA-free clear plastic, and are custom made for your teeth. Our dentist in San Francisco will use x-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a precise image of your teeth and to configure your aligner trays accordingly.