Retainers are used after orthodontics to do exactly what the name implies, they retain the progress you made. The last appliance you receive from Invisalign is your retainer, a clear custom-fit tray that will keep your smile straight for years to come. While some patients may need to wear their retainer more often, many just […]
There is no minimum age for Invisalign, but it is designed to straighten permanent teeth only. The amount of maturity needed to wear the aligner trays can be discussed in a consultation visit at Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group. While it is very popular with adults of all ages, Invisalign is used successfully by Carmichael teens […]
If you are imagining the ugly photos of football players with their mouth guards hanging out of their mouths, those are not Invisalign trays. The aligners fit firmly in place. If they didn’t, Invisalign would not work! Laughing, talking, sleeping and other normal activities won’t make them fall off. Since you’ll remove them to eat, […]
By hurting do you mean to ask: “Will the Invisalign treatment poke, prod or irritate your mouth or gums?” No, Invisalign is smooth and has no movable parts. Do you mean: “Will there be pressure on my teeth?” The answer to that is yes. With each new tray, there will be a short time of […]
You only need to come into the Carmichael office of the Marconi Dental Group every four to six weeks so we can monitor your progress. Since your aligner trays are mailed to the address of your choice, trips to the dentist are far less than with traditional braces.
You can remove your aligners for short periods to eat and enjoy important social occasions. But for treatment to be effective, Invisalign must be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day.
For most adults, the straightening time is about one year. Treatment for teenagers varies based on their unique needs and is best determined after a visit to our Carmichael dental office.
Invisalign’s patented system does not use guess work. It applies controlled force where and when it is needed to be most effective. The thermoplastic aligners provide gentle force in a specific direction to specific teeth at pre-determined points in the treatment procedure. Your trays will be custom-designed to straighten your teeth, your smile, and your […]
Invisalign aligners are clear thermoplastic medical devices that are based on an impression taken of your teeth. These aligners look like very close fitting teeth-whitening trays, but are custom-fit to your mouth with the help of Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group.