Invisalign Specialist

The Dental Touch -  - General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

The Dental Touch

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Oakland, CA

Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth, or a mouthful of metal? Think again. The general and cosmetic dentists at The Dental Touch in Oakland, California, offer Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want to straighten your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call The Dental Touch or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

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What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It’s a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. Your teeth are progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

Is Invisalign really better than braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild-to-moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit The Dental Touch for a consultation.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

Your dentist at The Dental Touch examines your teeth first to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. They may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images. With these, your dentist can form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After that, your dentist fits customized plastic aligners to your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, each week or two you switch to the next aligners in the series. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Call The Dental Touch or book an appointment online today to talk to your dentist about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.