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How to Discreetly Straighten your Smile

discreetly straighten teeth

San Francisco and Marin CA

A smile is the universal language of happiness and friendliness. So when a person has crowded or misaligned teeth and avoids smiling, they may come across as being unhappy or not very friendly. This can make things awkward in social situations, or it can make a person avoid those situations altogether. Fortunately, our dentists in San Francisco who specialize in Invisalign to straighten teeth have compiled a list of ways to discreetly and effectively straighten your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Advancements in dental science have led to clear aligner orthodontics for straightening teeth. This is welcoming news for teens and adults who don’t want the uncomfortableness or awkwardness of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses 3D technology to design a complete and customized treatment plan using clear plastic aligners that completely cover the teeth, making the trays practically invisible.

How often do I need to wear the aligners?

The aligner trays must be worn 22 hours out of every 24-hour day for as long as it takes the aligners to shift the teeth into the correct position. Aligner trays can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing and drinking anything besides water. Our Marin dentist that offers Invisalign will adjust the trays every two weeks. This helps gently move the teeth into position in a fraction of the time it takes traditional braces. Because of the discipline and dedication required to wear the aligners so many hours a day, this treatment plan is best for older teens and adults. Not wearing the trays as recommended can stall the treatment time.

How long does treatment last?

Invisalign treatment time depends on the severity of the case, but most patients will complete treatment within about a year.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment varies case-by-case. Check with your individual dental insurance company to see what, if anything, it will pay toward orthodontic treatments. And schedule a consultation with our Invisalign dentist in San Francisco for an exam and recommendations for a treatment plan. Our dentist can provide a comprehensive list of Invisalign treatment plans and costs. Patients could qualify for interest-free financing through CareCredit to help with the expense of Invisalign.

Invisalign Dentists in the Bay Area

We know that having an imperfect smile can impact your self-confidence and quality of life. Invisalign can discreetly give you a brand new smile in half the time it would take with traditional metal braces. Call Glen Park Dental’s experienced Bay Area family dentists at (415) 799-3900 today to schedule a consultation.