In lieu of braces, Invisalign® uses a progressively changing series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that fit over each tooth like a glove. Each aligner is precision-made using exact calculations, so each tooth is shifted into its ideal position. The aligners are smooth, comfortable, removable and virtually invisible. Week after week, you can literally see how your smile begins to change…exactly as predicted.
As Irvine’s Invisalign® Premier Provider, iSmiles Orthodontics has over 10 years’ experience treating a broad range of orthodontic problems, including severe spacing and crowding, using the Invisalign system.
Theres no doubt Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner treatment system available today. It is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, continuous innovation that has produced more than 700 patents, and a track record of over 4 million happy patients worldwide.
In addition, Invisaligns proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® plastic has its own proven record for more predictable, precisely-controlled tooth movements.
Compared to braces, Invisalign® also gives you:
- Complete customization. Your iSmiles orthodontic team will create a treatment plan and Invisalign system that is custom fabricated just for you.
- Easy maintenance. Because Invisalign aligners can be removed they are easy to clean and you can brush and floss your own teeth as normal.
- No restrictions. The aligners are removed when you eat as well, so you can enjoy all the foods you love. They can also be removed for a special event or sports activity.
- Enhanced comfort. Invisalign aligners are smooth and easy to wear. There are no injuries due to broken wires or brackets. No pain from sharp brackets and wires.
- Up to 50% faster treatment times. You’ll spend a lot less time in our office as follow-up appointments are less frequent, and total treatment time is usually less than a year. That means you have more time to spend on what you want to do!
The first step is a Complimentary iSmiles Consultationto determine whether you are an Invisalign candidate, and to compare Invisalign to other treatment modalities such as Clear Ceramic or Lingual Braces in terms of meeting your personal goals.
If youv’e been told you are not a good candidate for Invisalign, we highly recommend a second opinion with iSmiles Orthodontics. Even within the past year, there have been substantial advances in the Invisalign technology.
If your situation cannot be treated by Invisalign alone, iSmiles can create a treatment plan that starts with traditional braces and moves into Invisalign with outstanding results!
The Power of iTero®
Once you agree to an Invisalign® treatment plan, a series of aligners will be fabricated using highly refined computer-assisted manufacturing. iSmiles is proud to offer the most advanced alternative to dental impressions called the iTero® Digital Impression System that takes highly accurate digital impressions of your teeth and jaw.
This new technology completely eliminates those nasty tray and putty Impressions that are incredibly unpleasant and more than often inaccurate
The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of your teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser and in as little as two to three minutes the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.
Through digital software, you’ll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth, on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®, to create the most accurate and precise treatment plan possible.
Even more amazing is the Invisalign® Outcome Simulator.
This chairside application, powered by the iTero scanner, lets you see how your teeth will look at the end of your Invisalign treatment. The dual view layout shows your current dentition next to your simulated final position.
It’s a great communication tool as well, because you can discuss your treatment and follow its progress with your iSmiles orthodontist, in real time.
There’s no second-guessing. No this is what were trying to achieve. You can visually see where you are, and where your smile will be at the end of treatment.
You literally can watch your smile goal come to life!
Another major advantage of iTeros 3D scan is that it ensures a superior fit of your Invisalign aligners. The digital impressions are exceptionally precise and highly accurate, which results in fewer fit issues and eliminates the need to take additional impressions.
It is paramount, however, that you follow your instructions. No cheating!
You will receive a set of Invisalign aligners that are individually packaged and numbered. Typically, we give patients a few months supply so follow-up appointments are minimized. You must wear your aligners all the time, a minimum 22 hours a day, just taking them off to eat, brush and floss.
Since the average treatment time is less than a year, an average number of aligners would be about 20. Of course, treatment time and number of aligners varies according to the severity of the orthodontic problem.
At the end of treatment a few more aligners may be ordered. This is the refinement stage and it is included in your treatment program. Also included is a set of retainer aligners, which are usually worn at night for at least a year.
To see if you’re an Invisalign candidate, give iSmiles Orthodontics a call at (949) 385-6814.
Or use the Complimentary Consultation form below.