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Invisalign in Livermore

Improve the look of your smile with Invisalign in Livermore.

4th Street Dental of Livermore offers the latest and highly-popular Invisalign treatment to give you a compelling and lovely smile.

Our Invisalign dental experts perform this comfortable, simple, and easy treatment to help you achieve an attractive smile with straighter teeth - without letting everyone else know.

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What is Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign is the most advanced teeth straightening treatment that use clear transparent aligners to straighten your teeth. These aligners are removable and custom made to fit your teeth.

You need to replace these invisible aligners after every two weeks or as your teeth gradually shift little by little to the estimated position. Invisalign in Livermore is a safe and comfortable treatment for teeth straightening that will change your smile for better without disturbing your life.

How does it Work?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisaligners are clear and transparent braces used for teeth straightening. The treatment of Invisalign uses a series of clear braces to correct the shape and position of your teeth.

In the initial consultation, our dental Invisalign specialist performs your teeth examination to determine the extent of correction required.

Then impressions of your teeth are taken to create a series of aligners in the dental laboratory. These aligners are made up of special thermoplastic material which is flexible, invisible and strong enough to exert pressure on your teeth. You need to wear the aligners custom-made to fit your teeth for 22 hours a day. You can remove them for eating, drinking and chewing gum. After two weeks, these aligners are replaced with the next aligner in the series.

Depending on the position of your teeth, it takes approximately 12 months for the Invisalign in Livermore to adjust your teeth into the desired position. Due to this gradual and comfortable adjustment, you do not feel uncomfortable and your teeth slowly move to their projected position. Once you have completed the series of your aligners, your teeth straighten perfectly.

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign

  • Braces are made of metal and wires which are fixed across the teeth using elastic ties to secure them in place while clear aligners are made of durable, strong and flexible plastic which is clear.
  • There are certain scenarios of crowded, protruding or severely misaligned teeth where braces would be more likely to be employed.
  • The procedure of applying metal braces can be painful and requires additional office visits to adjust the braces whereas Invisalign treatment is comfortable and quick.
  • Invisaligners are clear and comfortable to wear as well as removable. Braces are generally uncomfortable, irremovable and visible on teeth which give the unpleasant appearance to your smile.
  • Traditional braces can cause concerns of oral health as they are irremovable while the use of clear aligners does not cause such issues.
  • Cost of braces can be significantly higher than the cost of Invisalign so contact our dentist in Livermore to find out what is best for you.
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