Is Invisalign Right for Me? Ways Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile and Your Life

san francisco invisalign dentistrySAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco dentist Dr. Greg Larson gives his patients straighter teeth with Invisalign. Invisalign treatment includes a series of clear plastic aligners that you change every few weeks. The aligners steadily move your teeth into their most ideal positions.

If you agree with even one of these statements, Invisalign can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Your Teeth and Bite Are Affecting Your Health
Straight teeth aren’t only for looks; they can also benefit your overall health. Straight teeth allow you to chew more efficiently, which aids in digestion. A corrected bite will reduce tension on the bones and muscles in your face and jaw. Straight teeth make it easier for you to floss and brush, which keep your teeth and gums healthy. Good oral health is important for other health issues, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A healthy bite can also eradicate headaches caused by misaligned teeth.

You Wish You Had a More Attractive Smile
Many of our San Francisco cosmetic dentistry patients desire aesthetic changes to their smiles. You may have a gummy smile that we can improve with laser gum recontouring. You may have discolored teeth that could be improved by professional teeth whitening, which is provided by Dr. Larson at no extra charge with your Invisalign treatment. Veneers help our patients correct discolored or slightly crooked smiles with porcelain facings.

Invisalign corrects a variety of problems for your teeth, including teeth that are too crowded and teeth with spaces and gaps. Invisalign can also eradicate certain bite issues, such as underbites, overbites, open bites and crossbites.

You Live a Flexible Lifestyle
Invisalign was devised with the flexible patient in mind. We supply you with multiple sets of aligners, so you will control switching to a new set. You will only need to see us about every six or eight weeks, depending on Dr. Larson’s recommendation for your case. You will also be able to take your Invisalign aligners out whenever you need to. That said, effective Invisalign treatment also comes with responsibility, which brings us to our next point.

You Have the Self Control to Keep The Aligners in Often
Our patients are so happy with the flexibility that Invisalign offers. Taking aligners out for a date, a wedding or a fun night out with friends makes our patients happy, but the more you wear the aligners, the more effective your treatment will be. Invisalign suggests you wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for best results. The more often you wear your aligners, the faster you’ll see the results you want.

You Do Not Want the Hassle of Metal Braces
Most adults are hesitant to receive orthodontic care because braces are frequently worn by teens. This stigma may be keeping you from achieving your picture-perfect smile, but it doesn’t have to. With Invisalign treatment, you will receive a series of clear aligners that are hardly noticeable. You will also be able to clean your teeth much more efficiently than you would with metal braces.

You Want to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Flossing with metal braces is difficult and time-consuming. You will find removing food particles and bacteria is much harder with metal braces, and food has many places to get trapped. Soft foods such as bread and cheese easily get caught in your brackets and wires. Your back teeth are hard to clean, too, as food can get stuck in the bands around your molars. With Invisalign you won’t have any of these issues. You can remove your aligners to floss, brush and eat. Many Invisalign patients find that they brush more often than they did without the aligners, since they generally brush after every meal.

Contact our office to set up a consultation with cosmetic and teeth whitening dentist Dr. Larson. He will thoroughly inspect your teeth, gums and bite to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.

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