Orthodontics / Invisalign

Invisalign in Vacaville

Here in Vacaville, California, Center for Contemporary Dentistry offers a modern approach to orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, a revolutionary system designed to straighten teeth discreetly and comfortably. Our practice combines cutting-edge technology with personalized care to provide patients with the highest-quality orthodontic experience. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without traditional braces.

At the Center for Contemporary Dentistry, our commitment to providing the highest standards of dental care isn’t just a slogan—it’s our daily mission. We offer Invisalign, which is more than just a treatment. It’s an experience of personalized care, cutting-edge technology, and the perfect blend of science and artistry. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign aligners are smooth, transparent plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth, and gentle pressure is applied to shift them into the desired positions gradually. Invisalign treatment is often preferred for its discreet appearance, comfort, convenience, and ability to address a wide range of orthodontic issues. It is commonly used by teens and adults seeking a more discreet alternative to traditional braces.

Who Should Consider Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent option for individuals who want to straighten their teeth and correct bite issues discreetly and comfortably. It’s suitable for a wide range of orthodontic cases, including:

  1. Mild to Moderate Crowding: If your teeth are crowded or overlapping, Invisalign can gradually move them into proper alignment.
  2. Gaps Between Teeth: Invisalign can effectively close gaps or spaces between teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile.
  3. Overbite or Underbite: Invisalign can address bite issues, such as overbites (upper teeth protruding over lower teeth) or underbites (lower teeth protruding over upper teeth), by gently shifting the teeth into the correct position.
  4. Crossbite: If your upper and lower teeth don’t align when you bite down, known as a crossbite, Invisalign can help correct this misalignment.
  5. Open Bite: An open bite, where the upper and lower teeth don’t touch when the mouth is closed, can be improved with Invisalign treatment.
  6. Orthodontic Relapse: Individuals who have experienced orthodontic relapse, where teeth shift back to their original positions after previous orthodontic treatment, may benefit from Invisalign to re-align their teeth.

Invisalign is also famous for adults and teenagers who prefer a more discreet alternative to traditional braces. Whether you have mild or moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign offers a comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible way to achieve a straighter smile.

However, it’s essential to thoroughly consult Dr. Randy Johnson, Dr. Amro Elkhatieb, or Dr. Pratik Patel to evaluate whether Invisalign is your best treatment option, considering your unique circumstances.

The Invisalign Process

  1. Consultation: Your journey begins with an initial consultation with an Invisalign-trained orthodontist. You’ll discuss your orthodontic concerns, goals, and expectations during this appointment. The orthodontist will examine your teeth, gums, and bites to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you.
  2. Treatment Planning: If Invisalign suits your needs, the orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your dental situation. This plan will include a digital treatment simulation showing your teeth’ projected movement throughout the treatment process. You’ll be able to preview the final results before committing to treatment.
  3. Aligner Fabrication: Once you approve the treatment plan, precise digital impressions or molds of your teeth will be taken. Using advanced computer technology, we will use these impressions to create a series of custom-made, clear aligners. Each set of aligners is designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired positions according to the treatment plan.
  4. Fitting Appointment: When your aligners are ready, you’ll return to our office for a fitting appointment. During this visit, your orthodontist will ensure the aligners fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. They’ll also provide instructions on inserting, removing, and caring for your aligners properly.
  5. Active Treatment: With your aligners in hand, you’ll begin the active phase of your Invisalign treatment. You’ll wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Approximately every one to two weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners in the series, each slightly adjusted to continue the gradual movement of your teeth.

Invisalign Aftercare

Your Invisalign treatment is not just about the destination; it’s how you take care of that perfect smile post-treatment. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices will ensure your investment in your smile is long-term.

  • Oral Hygiene with Invisalign: One of the key benefits of Invisalign is its removable nature, which simplifies brushing and flossing during your treatment. This convenience should translate into vigilant oral hygiene practices beyond your Invisalign period.
  • Post-Treatment Retainers: It’s essential to wear your retainers as recommended to maintain the corrected alignment of your teeth. This regimen is particularly crucial during the first year after completing Invisalign treatment.
  • Diet and Retainers: Some guidance on the foods to avoid with your retainers can save you from many unnecessary replacements. Hard and sticky foods can affect your retainers and also damage your teeth.

The Benefits Of Invisalign

Invisalign offers patients an array of benefits for both them and their smiles. Advantages you can expect include: 

  1. Discreet Appearance: Invisalign aligners are made of clear, transparent plastic, making them virtually invisible when worn. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners blend seamlessly with natural teeth, allowing patients to straighten their teeth discreetly without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment.
  2. Removable Convenience: Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat, drink, brush, and floss without any restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which require dietary modifications and meticulous oral hygiene routines to avoid damaging the brackets and wires, Invisalign allows patients to enjoy their favorite foods and easily maintain optimal oral hygiene. The ability to remove the aligners also makes it more convenient for special occasions, sports activities, or professional engagements, providing greater flexibility and comfort for patients during their orthodontic treatment.
  3. Comfortable Fit: Invisalign aligners are custom-made using advanced 3D imaging technology to ensure each patient’s precise and comfortable fit. The aligners are smooth and contour to the shape of the teeth and gums, minimizing the risk of oral irritation or discomfort commonly associated with traditional braces. Patients typically experience less discomfort and soreness during the adjustment period with Invisalign than with traditional orthodontic treatments, making it a more comfortable and tolerable option for many individuals.
  4. Predictable Results: Invisalign treatment utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to plan and predict the movement of teeth with greater precision and accuracy. Orthodontists can digitally simulate the entire treatment process, allowing patients to visualize the projected outcome before starting treatment. 
  5. Shorter Treatment Duration: Invisalign treatment often requires a shorter overall duration than traditional braces for many patients. The precise and controlled movement of teeth facilitated by Invisalign aligners, combined with the ability to change aligners every one to two weeks, can accelerate the orthodontic process and reduce the time needed to achieve desired results. 

Invisalign in Vacaville, CA

At Center for Contemporary Dentistry, we are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can be proud of. With Invisalign, we offer a modern solution to orthodontic treatment that prioritizes your comfort, convenience, and confidence. Our experienced team will work closely with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and lifestyle, guiding you toward the smile transformation you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a straighter, more confident smile with Invisalign at Center for Contemporary Dentistry.