Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Hayward, CA
Having a straighter smile can add a significant boost to your level of confidence. The dental office of Dr. Richard Plasch provides Invisalign aligners for patients in Hayward, CA and works closely with you to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Invisalign aligners are clear trays that fit snugly on your teeth to gradually move them into proper alignment. Each set of trays has been precisely made to help you achieve an ideally straight smile, and is usually replaced every two weeks for continued progress.
The most important aspect of straightening your teeth with Invisalign is compliance. The aligners must be worn every day for 22 hours and only removed when eating, brushing, and flossing.
How does Invisalign compare with Traditional Braces?
While metal braces stand out in the smile, Invisalign’s discrete aligners are difficult to detect and are an excellent choice for adults and mature teenagers.
There is a misconception that Invisalign can only treat mild alignment and occlusal issues, but that is not the case. Dr. Plasch has had great success in treating complex cases with Invisalign. While advanced malocclusion cannot be completely corrected with Invisalign, most patients qualify for comprehensive treatment.
While metal braces are not removed for brushing, it is difficult to maintain an ideal brushing and flossing routine. Invisalign aligners are removed, making hygiene easier and more effective.
What is Involved in Using Invisalign to Straighten Teeth?
Our Hayward Invisalign aligner provider first assesses your overall dental health to make sure your teeth are ready for straightening. He then obtains a precise impression of your smile to send to the Invisalign lab for the trays to be crafted.
When they are ready, Dr. Plasch will supply you with your initial trays and have you return so that he can check your early progression. Unless you experience an emergency, successive appointments occur less often throughout the course of your care.
The length of time needed for successful straightening with Invisalign aligners depend on the severity of the malocclusion but is often limited to 12 months, though this will vary depending on each patient’s unique needs.
The Dental Office of Richard Plasch, DDS, FAGD, is currently accepting new patients and provides Invisalign in Hayward for those who want a straighter smile with Invisalign clear aligners.