Invisalign in Bakersfield, CA - Clear Braces & Invisible Aligners for Teens & Adults
When adults and older teens whose jaws have stopped growing are ready to straighten their teeth, the idea of traditional braces can be a strong deterrent to treatment. At Southwest Family Dentistry, we understand this hesitation to begin orthodontic treatment when you are no longer a child. In an effort to alleviate this hesitation, our Bakersfield dental practice offers the highest quality treatment through the state of the art plastic aligners of Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign® plastic trays are intended to correct tooth crowding, rotate teeth, fix malocclusion, and more. On your first appointment for Invisalign® treatment, Bakersfield dentist Dr. Ching will take impressions of your teeth to better understand your needs for correction. Impressions are then used to map out your individual treatment, allowing our team not only to determine how many trays you will require from the start of your treatment to the end, but enabling us to give you a time estimate as well.
Once we have planned the course of your Invisalign® treatment and received your trays, we can then begin the next portion of your orthodontic correction. Our state-of-the-art trays will allow patients to correct their smile during their daily life while wearing virtually invisible BPA-free plastic aligners. Throughout treatment, we will supply you with new trays as they are needed, allowing you to improve your smile at all times.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is convenient for our Bakersfield patients in several different ways. The most apparent advantage this course of orthodontic treatment is that it is see-though. The clear nature of these trays is especially beneficial for those patients who don’t wish to make their orthodontic treatment obvious.
There are also several hygienic benefits to the Invisalign® system. The plastic aligners can be removed, meaning that our patients don’t need to worry about attempting to brush around metal brackets and wires, and can continue their daily brushing and flossing as usual. This same aspect also enables you to continue enjoying your favorite foods without the fear of broken brackets.
Candidates for Invisalign®
While this treatment is beneficial in a multitude of ways, not every patient is a candidate for Invisalign®. Patients who are unlikely to remember to put on their trays, or who have severe malocclusion and misaligned teeth may be better suited for traditional braces provided by our Bakersfield office.
Additionally, younger patients whose jaws are still developing are not eligible for Invisalign® and may have difficulty sticking with the stringent treatment schedule. For these patients, we offer traditional orthodontics at our Bakersfield dental practice.
Straighten Your Teeth Today
If have additional questions, or want to schedule an appointment, contact Southwest Family Dentistry. We are proud to offer Invisalign®, as well a traditional braces options to the residents of the Bakersfield area.