Wood Family Dentistry
Keith Wood, DDS
General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Folsom, CA
Do you want a straighter smile but don’t want the hassle of traditional metal braces? At Wood Family Dentistry, Keith Wood, DDS, offers Invisalign® to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. This revolutionary teeth-straightening system offers the same results as metal braces without the discomfort that comes with a mouth full of metal. To learn more about how Invisalign can improve your smile, schedule a consultation online or call the Folsom, California, office today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a teeth alignment system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth into optimal positioning. It’s an alternative to traditional metal braces and allows you to avoid the discomfort of metal braces.
What dental issues can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign can correct many types of dental issues. Every case is unique, but some of the issues include:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
During your initial consultation, Dr. Wood discusses what Invisalign can do for you. He can even show you an image of what your new smile will look like after treatment is complete.
How does Invisalign work?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Wood examines your teeth and uses a special device to scan your mouth. This provides the data needed for the Invisalign software to create your customized treatment plan.
If you have any areas of decay or other dental needs, Dr. Wood schedules an appointment to address them before your Invisalign treatment begins.
The clear plastic aligners are created by a lab using the data collected during your scan. When they arrive, Dr. Wood shows you how to position them.
From that point forward, you simply wear your aligners 22-23 hours each day. You change to a new set every week or two as your teeth shift into the proper position.
Why choose Invisalign over metal braces?
Many men and women choose Invisalign for aesthetic purposes. After a certain age, a gleaming metallic smile is just not ideal. Invisalign aligners are perfectly clear and are worn snug against your natural teeth. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Invisalign also offers the chance to maintain your current dental hygiene habits without having to work around metal brackets and wires. You simply remove your aligners, brush and floss your teeth, then put the aligners back in.
You also remove your aligners before meals, meaning you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without restrictions. With metal braces, foods like nuts, corn on the cob, chewy or sticky foods, or anything too hard must be avoided to reduce the risk of damaging the brackets or wires.
To learn more about Invisalign, schedule an appointment at Wood Family Dentistry at your earliest convenience.