Maybe you didn’t receive the orthodontic treatment you needed as an adolescent? Perhaps you did have braces, but you forgot to wear your retainer? Whatever the case may be, you are now living with teeth that are crooked and it makes you feel self-conscious. Of course, the thought of wearing metal braces isn’t much better. Did you know there are solutions for busy adults to align their teeth with discretion and efficiency? We offer orthodontics using clear aligners in our San Ramon, CA dental office, and here’s what you should know about innovative Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligner orthodontics systems.
Instead of using metal braces to straighten your teeth, clear aligners in San Ramon utilize clear plastic aligners that apply gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth. Because the aligners fit snug, they are virtually invisible, and they don’t interfere with your normal activities or with talking.
You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and change them every two weeks in order to achieve your desired results. However, aligners can often be changed at home, which means they require fewer visits to your dentist than traditional braces would.
Most clear aligner cases move quite efficiently and can typically be completed in 12 to 18 months with excellent patient compliance.
Besides offering patients discretion, SureSmile and Invisalign also offer a number of other benefits for patients including:
While clear aligners work well for many patients, they can’t correct complex jaw or bite issues. Dr. Deol is a certified Invisalign and SureSmile provider, and he can determine if one of these clear aligner orthodontic options is right for your needs and tell you exactly how long it will take to complete your treatment.
He will plan your treatment with 3D imaging that will even allow him to show you what your finished smile will look like if you decide to move forward with clear aligner orthodontics.
The cost of clear aligners varies with each individual case, depending on the length and complexity of the treatment. Dr. Deol can let you know exactly how much your treatment will cost during your clear aligners consultation; however, it is typically comparable with traditional orthodontics.
Many dental insurance plans offer an orthodontic benefit that also includes clear aligner treatment. Our dental insurance coordinator is happy to help you with the details of your benefits.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or SureSmile in San Ramon, we encourage you to contact Oak Ridge Dental to schedule your consultation.
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