Diablo Creek Dentistry

Dentist - Walnut Creek, CA


Invisalign to the Rescue

Invisalign® corrects many orthodontic issues without the hassles of traditional braces. This means no unattractive metal wire, no uncomfortable glued-on brackets and no annoying rubber bands that can leave your mouth sore. Invisalign® uses a series of clear and custom-fit removable aligners; we are able to straighten your teeth in no time. In most cases, Invisalign® treatment takes about a year.

Did we mention Invisalign® is removable?

Because the aligners used in the Invisalign® treatment process are removable, you can eat the foods you love to eat (steak, corn and bubble-gum don't mix well with traditional braces). Additionally, when you need to brush and floss, you don't have to buy special tooth brushes and flossers designed to fit between the wires and brackets of braces. The full course of treatment involves changing the Invisalign® aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile.

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Invisalign clear aligners can handle nearly all typical teeth-straightening issues.

Having crooked, crowded or gapped teeth can be embarrassing, sometimes painful and often uncomfortable. Generally speaking, when you speak to a dentist, he or she may recommend treating your orthodontic problem with years of uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces. This is the biggest distraction for patients to fix their teeth and enjoy a perfectly aligned smile but here at Diablo Creek Dentistry, we want you to know there is a modern way to straighten teeth and even correct misaligned bites without the use of traditional braces. We use Invisalign®!

If you have gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite or overly crowded teeth, Invisalign® may work for you! Call us at (925) 934-1211 or request an appointment online to come into the Walnut Creek dental office of Diablo Creek Dentistry. We would love to be able to discuss an Invisalign® plan specific to you and get you well on your way to a beautiful straight smile!

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What’s included in our Invisalign® treatment package?

The cost of Invisalign® treatment can vary depending on the case's complexity and the treatment length. In general, the price of Invisalign® treatment should include the following:

  1. Consultation: This initial appointment at Diablo Creek Dentistry will involve evaluating the patient's teeth and determining whether Invisalign® is the appropriate treatment option. This may include taking impressions, digital scans, photos, and x-rays of the patient's teeth.
  2. Treatment planning: Diablo Creek Dentistry will create a detailed treatment plan, which may include producing a 3D model of the patient's mouth and teeth.
  3. Custom aligners: The aligners are made of a transparent, flexible plastic material molded to fit the patient's teeth. The patient will receive a series of aligners worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series.
  4. Regular check-ups: The patient will us on a regular basis to confirm that the therapy

It is important to note that the cost of Invisalign® treatment may vary depending on the specifics of the case and the patient's individual needs.

The Invisalign Process

  1. Treatment Plan
    We will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your teeth by visual inspection as well as taking precise radiographs. This will allow us to determine how to best position your teeth, step-by-step throughout the Invisalign process.
  2. Custom Aligners
    A high-tech Invisalign lab designs a series of clear Invisalign aligners based upon the exact requirements needed to treat your specific case.
  3. Wear A New Aligner Every 2 Weeks
    Depending on your specific situation, the exact time between changing aligners can vary but generally speaking, you will wear your aligners every day (about 20-22 hours a day) and start wearing the next set of aligners approximately every two weeks.
  4. The Big Reveal
    During the final days of wearing your last aligner, congratulations; you have now achieved the beautiful straight smile you were after! IT IS POSSIBLE. Call us at (925) 934-1211 and let Diablo Creek Dentistry prove to you that Invisalign can work for you.

The iTero Advantage

The iTero intraoral scanner revolutionizes the Invisalign process, making the entire experience faster, easier and more precise than the days of messy and uncomfortable impressions. This advanced technology captures a 3D digital scan of your teeth that quickly and accurately produces a precise digital model of your teeth, giving us a comprehensive view of your mouth that can be used to create customized Invisalign aligners. The iTero Intraoral Scanner and Invisalign planner software allows us to plan your Invisalign treatment and make any adjustments in real-time, giving you the best possible outcome.

Invisalign® FAQ's

How much is Invisalign?

It's a common misconception; patents think that Invisalign is more expensive than regular braces, but in the majority of cases pricing is about the same. If you are interested in learning more about the cost of Invisalign, you can call the office and book a free consultation.

What do aligners look like?

Aligners are clear and nearly invisible. If you've ever seen clear teeth-whitening trays, that should give you a good idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.

Will the treatment be painful?

Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal, and is a good sign that the treatment is working.

Will wearing Invisalign® aligners affect my speech?

Some people are affected more than others, but most adjust in a short period of time to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.

How often will I have to wear my aligners?

Invisalign® only works while you're wearing the aligners. It's recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.

What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?

This varies person to person and depends on the outcome of the treatment. Some patients might need a positioner, or conventional retainer. Other patients might need a clear plastic retainer.

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