Invisalign for Adults

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Invisalign can help you straighten your teeth without visible metal and wires and obstructive headgear. This new way to discretely straighten teeth utilizes sets of clear trays or aligners that are custom molded for your teeth and designed to achieve your desired results, and it can successfully straighten an adult’s teeth.

Invisalign Fresno Benefits

  • Virtually Invisible
  • No Wires or Brackets
  • No Special Oral Hygiene Requirements
  • No Food Restrictions
  • Comfortable to Wear

Our orthodontist Fresno CA has successfully used Invisalign to correct the following: crooked teeth, incorrectly gapped teeth, over, under and open bites, crowded teeth and crossbites in the mouths of adults. When your teeth are incorrectly gapped, crowded or improperly aligned, plaque and tartar can build-up in hard to reach places and cause cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease, which can seriously impact your oral health and result in the need for expensive treatments, antibiotics, root canals and extractions.

Invisalign vs. Braces

Both metal braces and Invisalign aligners can straighten teeth, correct the same dental problems and cost about the same amount, but Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you do not have to spend hours brushing and flossing around and between metal caps and wires. There’s no risk of cavities and dental decay due to permanently affixed metal brackets. The aligners can be removed at any time for any reason. The smooth, custom crafted plastic does not irritate or cut gums and cheeks, and far fewer visits are required while using Invisalign to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign for Adults

While visible braces are expected and sometimes a part of life for teenagers, no adult wants to attend business meetings, professional events and recreational activities while sporting a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. Thankfully, Invisalign is approved to effectively straighten an adult’s teeth without alerting everyone you come in contact with about your new oral status.

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In fact, some of the most common reasons adults want to straighten their teeth includes having a better smile, an upcoming wedding, the desire to look more professional and to improve their self-esteem. Our orthodontist in Fresno can evaluate your mouth and determine if invisible braces are right for you, to help your teeth get straightened.

Invisalign from our Orthodontist Fresno CA

The process of getting Invisalign from our orthodontist in Fresno CA starts with a comprehensive Invisalign appointment. During this appointment, our orthodontist will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for invisible braces, explain the entire process to you and answer any questions you may have, including total costs, insurance and treatment length.

If you are a good candidate, our orthodontist will take detailed x-rays and digital images as well as custom moldings of your teeth. These images and molds will be used to create a treatment timeline and plan for your unique oral health problems. All of the information will then be sent to an Invisalign laboratory where your clear, custom, teeth straightening aligners will be created. The aligners are constructed out of a durable, light-weight, clear plastic that contains no BPAs or harmful toxins, and they are completely smooth to ensure comfortable wear all day and night.

You will receive the aligners in sets of three, and each aligner should be worn between one and two weeks for between 20 and 22 hours each day to ensure maximum results in the shortest amount of time possible. The aligners should be removed to eat, drink, brush your teeth, floss and rinse.

Visits to our orthodontist in Fresno CA should be scheduled every four to six weeks. This allows us to monitor your progress and address any questions or concerns you may have at regular intervals.

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Hassle-Free Daily Living with Invisalign Fresno

Adults prefer Invisalign because it is virtually undetectable by coworkers, friends and acquaintances, and they do not have to worry about looking like an unprofessional “metal mouth”. The Invisalign trays are placed over the teeth and held in place via small buttons that are glued onto the teeth. The buttons ensure a secure fit so that the trays can gradually move and straighten your teeth. The trays should be removed for eating and drinking and your oral hygiene routine. While the trays can be replaced directly after eating, some individuals prefer to brush their teeth after meals before reinserting the trays.

Oral hygiene and daily life is not impacted by wearing the aligners. The only addition to your routine is a nightly cleaning of the retainer before you go to bed, which only involves brushing the aligner with your regular toothpaste and reinserting it into your mouth for comfortable overnight wear.

For individuals that play contact or tackle sports, including football, hockey and soccer, the aligners should be removed before play. The normal mouth guard should be used during play, and the aligner should be reinserted after play.
Some individuals may notice a slight lisp during the first few days of wear while acclimating to the aligners. This should fade within the first week.

Treatment Length

Treatment length varies depending on the amount of correction needed and the length of time the aligners are worn each day. Individuals that wear their aligners the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day achieve results much faster than someone who only wears their aligners at night and on the weekends. Most adults achieve their desired results within one to two years, and some individuals achieve their desired results in as little as ten months.

Why Nalchajian Orthodontics

Nalchajian Orthodontics has taken the time to have their orthodontists trained specifically on the Invisalign teeth straightening system, and we are one of the top rated orthodontics offices by Align Technologies, having achieved the Elite Preferred Provider status. This means that we successfully treat more patients with Invisalign than most other orthodontics offices in the United States and Canada.

To visit our office and see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign invisible braces for adults, contact our Fresno office at 559-432-7100.

Nalchajian Orthodontics
7501 N Fresno St, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 432 7100

Invisalign For Adults

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  1. […] Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of custom-made, clear aligners. Each aligner is worn for 1 or 2 weeks and then changed for the next one in the series. The number of aligners will vary from patient to patient, and treatment time will be determined by the complexity of the correction. […]

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