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5 Great Benefits of Invisalign

You’d love to have a straighter, more beautiful smile, but the thought of metal brackets and wires and trips to the orthodontist sounds like such a hassle. As an adult or teenager with a busy schedule, adding one more thing to your plate just to have straight teeth can seem a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Invisalign® — the innovative clear aligning system that straightens your teeth with less hassle than traditional metal braces. 

Always striving to bring the latest technology and treatments to families in Santa Maria, California, David Ouellet, DDS and his team at Pacific Coast Smiles offer you the Invisalign orthodontic solution to crooked and crowded teeth. Discover how Invisalign can help correct a variety of common orthodontic issues in less time and less effort than you thought possible. 

1. Invisalign makes brushing and flossing hassle-free 

The Invisalign clear aligner system uses a series of almost-invisible, custom-made trays that fit snugly over your teeth. You wear your aligners up to 22 hours a day, but you remove them to eat and brush and floss your teeth. The fact that you can remove your aligners to brush and floss means it’s much easier to keep your teeth clean and maintain your best oral health during your orthodontic treatment. 

There’s no worry of food getting stuck in brackets or wires because there are none with Invisalign. Simply remove your aligners each time your brush, then pop the aligners back in your mouth. It’s that easy.

2. Invisalign lets you eat all of your favorite foods without worry

The removable feature of the Invisalign system is perfect for people who don’t want to give up popcorn and other healthy, crunchy foods that tend to stick to traditional braces. Remove your aligners to eat what you’d like without worry that food is going to be difficult to remove from your braces afterward. 

Another bonus of removable orthodontics is that you don’t have to feel embarrassed about eating in public. Discreetly remove your aligners before you go out to lunch or dinner and keep them safely in their case until after your meal. 

3. Invisalign corrects a variety of common problems

As the name suggests, Invisalign is nearly invisible, so you can straighten your teeth without announcing to the world that you are doing so. The clear aligners are made from the proprietary SmartTrack® material that is strong and durable, yet barely visible. It corrects most orthodontic problems, including:

Invisalign even works for teens who don’t yet have all of their permanent teeth. Dr. Ouellet

customizes your treatment based on your individual needs for optimal results.

4. Invisalign uses the latest technology

We create your Invisalign aligners using advanced 3D imaging, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of impressions made from a gooey material that has to stay in your mouth for longer than is comfortable while it hardens. Instead, 3D digital scanning creates a more accurate map of your mouth so your dentist can design a plan that gradually shifts your teeth into their desired position. 

5. Invisalign often takes less time than traditional braces

Let’s face it: It’s a hassle to wear braces for a couple of years or longer. You have family photos, special events, and a life you want to live without always worrying about how you look in braces. In addition to being practically invisible during all these important life events, Invisalign can often correct your teeth in less time than it takes for metal braces to do the same job. 

The average Invisalign treatment takes just 12-18 months, but you begin to notice a difference in the appearance of your teeth just a few weeks after starting treatment. 

If you’re ready for straighter teeth without the hassle, Invisalign is the ideal solution. Give Pacific Coast Smiles a call at 805-250-3652, or request an appointment online to take the first step toward a straighter, more attractive smile.

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