Invisalign in San Francisco, CA by Russell C. Young, DDS
Misaligned teeth can affect both your appearance and your oral health, but for many people—especially adults—wearing braces for an extended period of time isn't a desirable aesthetic solution to the problem. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic option. Dr. Russell C. Young
offers Invisalign®, an alternative orthodontic treatment, at our San Francisco dental office.
What can Invisalign® do for you?
Having crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious, but there's no need to live with problems such as unwanted gaps or a misaligned bite. If you're concerned about the effect that wearing braces might have on your professional image, Invisalign can provide the ideal solution. This teeth-straightening system is virtually undetectable when worn, and can correct certain kinds of alignment problems faster than traditional braces.
Invisalign can make your smile look fantastic, but this procedure isn't just about improving the way your teeth look. The effects of misaligned teeth on your oral health can be likened to the effects of having alignment problems of the spine. When your spine isn't in its correct alignment, it puts stress and strain on your entire body, causing discomfort, pain, and fatigue. And when your teeth aren't in their correct alignment, the effects can be much more far-reaching than you think.
- Misaligned teeth are harder to clean and floss effectively, potentially increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- If teeth are crooked, it can reduce your ability to chew food properly.
- Improper alignment may put stress and strain on underlying bone, leading to discomfort, and uneven wear and tear on teeth.
Invisalign is a smile solution
The Invisalign system is simple but effective for treating many orthodontic problems. It comprises of a series of plastic trays, worn up to 22 hours a day for the duration of the treatment. The trays are customized to fit your teeth, and over time, wearing the trays gently moves the crooked teeth into a new, healthier, more aesthetically pleasing alignment.
The Invisalign procedure improves problems such as:
- Unwanted gaps between teeth
Contact your San Francisco Invisalign Provider
To learn more about Invisalign and what it can do to improve your oral health and smile, please give us a call to set up a consultation at our dental office in San Francisco. Dr. Young will examine your oral health to determine if Invisalign® is right for you.