Invisalign

Pushpinder Sethi, DDS -  - Family Dentist

LakeFront Smiles

Pushpinder Sethi, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Stockton, CA

If you have crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, or misaligned jaws, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®️. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth, improving your smile’s appearance. At LakeFront Smiles in Stockton, California, family dentist Pushpinder Sethi, DDS, and her caring team use Invisalign to treat mild and moderate orthodontic issues. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Invisalign Q & A

 

What is Invisalign®️?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of nearly invisible plastic aligners to place slight pressure on your teeth and gums. Over time, this pressure encourages proper alignment, restoring your smile to a healthy, aesthetically pleasing condition.

Traditional braces use metal wires, brackets, and rubber bands. Invisalign aligners feature an FDA-approved thermoplastic called SmartTrack. SmartTrack is free of BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten, making it safe for people with allergies or sensitivities. 

 

What orthodontic problems can Invisalign correct?

At LakeFront Smiles, Dr. Sethi and the team use Invisalign to address a variety of orthodontic problems, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Open bite

Invisalign can also close large gaps or spaces between your teeth.

 

What is the Invisalign treatment process?

Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive oral exam and review of your oral health history. Afterward, Dr. Sethi takes digital impressions of your teeth and uploads them to a computer. She uses this information to develop a custom treatment plan that maps out a step-by-step process for transforming your smile.

After approving your treatment plan, Dr. Sethi sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of Invisalign aligners. During treatment, you return to LakeFront Smiles every two to three weeks to change into a new set of aligners. To achieve the best possible results, make sure to wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day.

 

What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment provides many advantages over traditional braces. For one, the aligners are nearly transparent, so they blend in with your teeth. This means you can smile, speak, and laugh without feeling self-conscious.

Invisalign aligners are also removable. If you have a big event, such as a work presentation or wedding to attend, you can take them out and then put them back in once you return home. 

 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of time you’ll need to wear your Invisalign aligners depends on the severity of the issues treated. Most people achieve their desired results in 12-18 months, but some need to wear their aligners longer.

Following Invisalign treatment, you transition to wearing a retainer. A retainer is an oral appliance made of metal and plastic that prevents your teeth from moving out of place. 

 

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy. Dr. Sethi recommends removing your aligners before you eat or drink and rinsing them with cool tap water throughout the day. At night before going to bed, gently brush your aligners with a soft-bristle toothbrush. For more thorough cleanings, ask Dr. Sethi about the Invisalign cleaning system.

To schedule an Invisalign appointment at LakeFront Smiles, call the office or book a consultation online today.