Tooth Preparation for a Dental Onlay

Tooth Preparation for a Dental Onlay

Tooth Preparation for a Dental Onlay

More and more people are using Invisalign® to brighten smiles and improve oral health. These clear aligners have benefits and advantages that traditional braces do not have. If you are not sure whether this treatment will help you reach your goals, talk to your dentist. You can also learn more about this method of straightening teeth and compare it to other choices. Within a year or less, you can start to notice a difference in the way your teeth look.

Common problems that affect a person’s smile

There are many reasons why a person may seek Invisalign treatment. Perhaps the most widespread use for these aligners is to repair crooked teeth. When teeth grow in at odd angles, it can be embarrassing and affect an individual’s self-image. This can also make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene.

Aligners can also correct other troubling issues. A person may seek this treatment to help fix bite dysfunctions. These could include underbites, overbites, crossbites, and open bites. Clear aligners may also be useful for people with crowded teeth. Small gaps in the mouth can also disappear thanks to Invisalign.

The beginning steps

The process of doing Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with the dentist. The dentist will explain how the treatment works. There will be a discussion about the benefits and challenges as well as how long the individual will have to wear the aligner trays. Once the dentist decides the patient is a good candidate, there will be a series of X-rays and 3D impressions. These images will help the dentist to devise an effective treatment plan and make the first set of aligners.

How Invisalign works

Aligners are clear plastic trays that resemble mouthguards. The trays fit over the person’s teeth snugly but comfortably. It will take some time for the patient to get used to the aligners. The trays put pressure on the person’s teeth, moving them into the right positions in the mouth.

With braces, the brackets stay on the teeth throughout the treatment. However, the aligners are removable. The patient will get a new set at each appointment. This will occur every one to three weeks.

Aesthetically pleasing

Traditional metal braces can be an effective way to straighten teeth. This is not always a popular method, however, because of how the braces affect the person’s self-esteem. Because braces are noticeable, people wearing them may feel self-conscious. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible to other people.

Comfort and shorter treatment

Clear aligners do not rub against the gums, tongue, and lips like braces. People with Invisalign should not experience soreness and irritation like this. People can also remove the aligners to clean them frequently throughout the day. Also, Invisalign treatment is usually shorter than wearing braces. Most patients can finish their regimen in fewer than two years.

A wise choice for a nice smile

If you do not like looking in the mirror at your teeth, there is a solution. Talk to your dentist today about getting Invisalign trays. This teeth-straightening treatment has been effective for numerous adults and teens. Make an appointment to see whether you would be a good candidate.

Request an appointment here: or call Advanced Dentistry Of Walnut Creek at (925) 937-2273 for an appointment in our Walnut Creek office.

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