Invisalign in Bakersfield, CA

When someone mentions “teeth straightening” or “orthodontics” to you, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? For many people, it is big, bulky, metal braces that have been used to straighten teeth for decades. A metal bracket is attached to each tooth, and all brackets are connected with a wire. Depending on the strength of the wire and the tightness set by an orthodontist, teeth can begin moving into a desirable position. Many patients wish they could straighten their teeth without such large and noticeable appliances.

Luckily… the days of teeth only being straightened in this way are over!

Invisalign has completely revolutionized the way that teeth are straightened. After your dentist helps to create a design of what your perfect smile would look like, they figure out the steps that it will take to get from the current smile to the dream smile. For each of these steps, a clear aligner tray is created. As each aligner tray does its job (usually around two weeks), you simply swap out for the next in the series in order to continue the straightening process.

That’s it! No metal, no wires, no tightening… just nearly invisible aligner trays!

Benefits of Invisalign

Here are some of the many benefits of Invisalign:

  • Removable – While Invisalign is barely visible, there are moments that you will want to remove it… and you can! Just be sure to keep the aligner tray in its place for 22 hours a day, giving you plenty of time to remove it for a big speech, a date that you have been looking forward to, or even for a big meal.
  • Easy cleanup – Brushing your teeth after a meal with metal braces can be a messy affair. In addition to toothbrushes and floss, additional tools are often needed. With Invisalign, simply take the tray out while eating and while brushing!

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