Nearly one third of all American’s notice a person’s smile first when meeting for the first time, so having a straight, attractive and healthy one is a must! Orthodontics is the most common method of straightening teeth, yet many patients do not enjoy the idea of having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. At Green Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Nammy Patel is certified to provide modern Invisalign® clear aligners to make the orthodontic process more comfortable and attractive. Invisalign® utilizes a series of customized and removable clear aligners that look virtually invisible while being worn and gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. With this advanced process, you can enjoy a beautiful smile both during and after orthodontic care!
Invisalign clear aligners can correct gaps in teeth, underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, and crowded teeth.
When you visit Dr. Patel for your Invisalign® case, we will perform an in-depth examination of your bite and teeth using high-tech digital pictures taken with an intraoral camera. These digital impressions and pictures are used to create your custom-made Invisalign® aligners. A series of aligners will be created that slowly adjust the position of your teeth over time. You will be required to wear them for 20-22 hours a day and will switch them out for a new, adjusted pair every week or two depending on your needs. With proper compliance, you will start seeing results within six months and patients often experience a shorter treatment time than with traditional orthodontics.
Dr. Patel has invested in the Invisalign® system because of the positive health and wellness benefits it offers our patients and how it upholds our core values. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you will be able to enjoy an attractive smile during your alignment process and after treatment is complete. Patients are also able to enjoy the foods they love and are not restricted to specific diets since the aligners can be easily removed to eat or drink. Often, patients find Invisalign® to be more affordable since there are no broken wires or brackets that need repair and fewer dental visits. You will be able to enjoy all the health and self-esteem benefits a straight smile brings after your Invisalign® treatment.