Get the smile you want with Invisalign teeth straightening in Newport Beach, CA
With all the cosmetic dental advances in recent years, it can seem like everyone you meet has beautiful, straight teeth. The great news is that if your teeth are misaligned or you have issues with your bite, straighter teeth and a healthier bite are within your reach! With Invisalign treatment, you can get the smile you want without unsightly traditional metal braces, often within just about a year. Dr. John Ravera and the team at his dental practice in Newport Beach, CA, are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign treatment consists of using a series of clear teeth aligners that progressively straighten your teeth and/or adjust your bite. We start with precise digital scans of your mouth, which are used to create a custom-designed set of aligners. You wear each set for approximately two weeks before switching them out for the next set. Each new set of aligners gradually shifts your teeth into the optimal position, taking you one step closer to the smile you have always wanted!
We provide you with thorough instructions when you come in to receive your first series of aligners so you know how many hours per day you need to wear them for the best results when to change them out for your next set, and how to take care of them properly. Throughout your treatment, we will schedule check-ups to monitor your teeth and answer any questions you have about how your treatment is progressing.
Benefits of Invisalign
Aside from the terrific results that Invisalign can help you achieve, there are many benefits to using this method for teeth straightening over more traditional orthodontic methods such as braces.
- The aligners are transparent and discreet, making them nearly invisible to anyone you interact with
- They are fully removable, which means that you can brush and floss your teeth and gums more thoroughly than when there are metal brackets or other orthodontic appliances cemented onto your teeth
- You are free to eat and drink whatever you want for the duration of your treatment since there is no need to worry about accidentally popping off brackets with crunchy or chewy foods
- They work quickly – while individual treatment plans vary depending on several factors, the average Invisalign treatment is only about 12 months
- The custom-designed aligners are comfortable; there are no wires or brackets that can come out, poke your mouth, or cause sores and irritation.
What Invisalign can treat
Many people with mild to moderate imperfections in their teeth or bite are good candidates for Invisalign. If your teeth are crooked or have slight gaps between them, Invisalign can help straighten them for a movie star smile. Besides, patients who have mild to moderate issues with their bite, such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, can benefit from Invisalign treatment for a more comfortable and healthy jaw position. It is important to note that Invisalign cannot be used for all issues and some patients require other types of orthodontic treatments. Dr. John Ravera evaluates each patient to determine whether Invisalign is a good option for their individual needs before recommending whether or not to proceed.
See how your smile can be transformed with Invisalign
If you are tired of hiding your smile, it is never too late to make a change. Take the first step towards the smile you want by calling John Ravera D.D.S. General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach to schedule your personalized Invisalign consultation. After evaluating your teeth and bite and discussing what you’d like to change about your smile, Dr. Ravera can use advanced imaging and computerized technology to show you what your results will look like – before you even begin your treatment! He is here to answer any questions you have and discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign versus other cosmetic dental options for your specific needs. We know that the Invisalign cost is an important factor. Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of Invisalign treatment in a similar manner to how they would cover traditional braces, and we can help you determine your coverage.Back to Invisalign Page