Improve your smile with Invisalign clear braces in San Francisco
A crooked smile is more than a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean, and they can hinder blood flow through your gums, which can increase the risk of gum disease. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth with discreet, removable aligner trays that work like invisible clear braces.
Dr. Arellano offers Invisalign clear braces in San Francisco to straighten teeth and correct bite issues without all the hassle of braces.
How Invisalign works
The aligner trays will apply consistent force to your teeth to move them into place, and over two weeks, they will no longer feel tight. You can then switch to the next aligner and continue switching out until your teeth reach the desired position in your mouth. Typically, this will take between 12 to 18 months.
Pros and Cons of Invisalign
The main reason people prefer Invisalign is that they are nearly invisible and much more comfortable to wear than braces. Because they are removable, you can enjoy foods like popcorn, chewy bagels, corn on the cob, and other things that braces prevent you from eating.
You will also have a much easier time keeping your teeth clean. Flossing and brushing your teeth is much simpler because you can remove your aligners, so you don’t have an increased risk of cavities while you straighten your teeth.
Additionally, Invisalign won’t require as many follow up appointments, and the appointments take much less time. Braces require a lot of maintenance, and sometimes your orthodontist will need to make repairs.
The biggest drawback to Invisalign is the fact that they are so easy to remove. It is up to you to commit to wearing them throughout the day and overnight so that they can realign your mouth. If you skip a day or take them out frequently to drink coffee and snack, it may take a lot longer to get results.
Get expert advice
Dr. Arellano has worked with patients in San Francisco for over 30 years, and he has extensive training and experience working in all areas of cosmetic dentistry. Contact Leo Arellano DDS PC at 415-881-4343 to schedule a consultation today for Invisalign Clear Braces in San Francisco.