Orthodontics Treatments: Invisalign

Invisalign achieve the beautiful smile you deserve

San Clemente Orthodontics

At John Redmond Orthodontics in San Clemente, California we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve by using Invisalign. With Invisalign, you can get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without dealing with braces. Dr. John Redmond has earned “Premier” provider status with Invisalign, which means he has an exceptional amount of expertise and experience.

If you’re interested in Invisalign, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. John Redmond in our San Clemente office! Our office is conveniently located near Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

Aligners should usually be worn around 22 hours per day to achieve the ideal outcome in a specific length of time. Patients like them because they are unnoticeable when placed over the teeth. Plus, they have no dietary restrictions with this type of treatment. Patients can remove the aligners before meals, so they can eat anything they like without worrying about damaging the orthodontic appliances.

Invisalign orthodontic devices also make maintaining proper dental hygiene much easier than traditional metal and wire braces. Patients can remove the aligners when they brush and floss instead of having to clean around cemented-on metal brackets. With Invisalign, there is no need for tools like floss threaders or proxy brushes.

Why use Invisalign?

Invisalign removable clear aligners

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

No metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.

You’ll visit us about once every eight weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months, and the average number of aligners is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

What Are Invisalign Buttons?

We highly recommend Invisalign as it is an incredibly useful treatment option. Plus, due to recent technological advancements, Invisalign can now treat a broader range of complex orthodontic cases than ever.

For all of its advantages, there is one hiccup when it comes to treating patients with Invisalign. Little “buttons” must sometimes be bonded to tooth surfaces. What are these buttons and what do they do? Read on to find out more about them.

What are Invisalign buttons?

Although aligners can powerfully and effectively move teeth, sometimes they aligners benefit from additional help from buttons. These buttons are tiny, tooth-colored dots of bonding material which are applied to tooth surfaces in precise locations. Their function is to create a better grip for the aligners, enhancing their ability to move the teeth. 

Invisalign buttons are the same color as the teeth, so they are nearly as invisible as the aligners. You will probably find that they are barely noticeable. Buttons can help the plastic aligners move your teeth more efficiently and effectively. Using buttons in treatment makes it possible for our orthodontist to use Invisalign to treat even the most complicated cases. If our orthodontist tells you that buttons must be part of your treatment plan, don’t fret. It merely means your teeth need a little extra boost to help you achieve your most beautiful smile. 

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for teenage patients and beyond. Lots of teens and adults opt for Invisalign because of its numerous benefits. If you would like to learn more about this popular treatment option, schedule a consultation with John Redmond Orthodontics in San Clemente. Our team of professionals will conduct a thorough examination complete with imaging diagnostics and then use this information to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. Call us today for an appointment to learn more about Invisalign!