In addition to being a source of embarrassment, crooked or overlapping teeth can also affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road. Dentist Dr. Jason Baldwin is a Truckee and Lake Tahoe, CA area Invisalign provider offering orthodontic treatment with clear aligners to address a variety of dental health and cosmetic concerns.
What Are Invisible Braces?
With Invisalign both adults and teens can discreetly achieve the straighter, healthier smile they want. The Invisalign system can gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your appearance or daily activities.
Patients can still enjoy their favorite foods while easily maintaining good oral hygiene with Invisalign. The clear aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. Invisalign aligners are easy to remove when it’s time to brush your teeth, clean the aligners or swap them out for another set based on your treatment plan.
The aligners are created with a soft-hard clear plastic material that is ultra-thin and very durable. They are transparent and designed to fit securely against your teeth specifically making them virtually invisible to others. The soft plastic material and the aligner’s low profile help to reduce irritation of the lips, tongue, and gums.
Once your set of aligners are ready, Dr. Baldwin will provide instructions on when and for how long to wear each one as they gradually move your teeth into the desired position. About every two weeks, you will get a new set of clear aligners according to your detailed treatment plan. The final aligner will serve as a retainer to maintain tooth position and the appearance of your new smile.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though most people’s teeth are firmly in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults get traditional braces or use Invisalign with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues or to reverse minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can also be used to treat issues such as underbite, overbite, or tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is more than a cosmetic concern. Crooked teeth have a much higher risk of damage and decay and may cause more problems in the future than straight teeth. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also affect dental health by altering the stability of your bite. Finally, straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, reducing the likelihood of plaque buildup and decay.
Invisalign For Adults in Truckee, CA
You should feel confident when you smile! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Baldwin to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Truckee, CA office today at (530) 206-0392 or schedule with us online.