Invisalign

Invisalign®

Dr. Bradburn, an Invisalign® dentist in Walnut Creek, often recommends an Invisalign® procedure rather than traditional braces. Invisalign® is the breakthrough technology that lets you have the smile you've always wanted without the hassle of braces. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike conventional braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual. An average Invisalign® course of treatment takes about a year.

The Invisalign® Advantage Over Braces
When choosing an option for straightening your teeth, it's important to consider what works best for not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well.
INVISALIGN® BRACES
Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. X X
Straightens your teeth X X
Average cost is about $5,000* X X
Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy X
Lets you remove the device when you want X
Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening X
Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health X
Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums X
Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks X
Invisalign® Teen: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken.** X

* November 2010 Invisalign® Patient Survey

** Invisalign® Teen Only

Not All Teeth Can Be Perfect
Invisalign Fixes Crooked teeth

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!

Invisalign® to the Rescue
Invisalign Benefits

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.

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.
How Long Does the Invisalign® Treatment Take?
How Long Does the Invisalign Treatment Take?

As with every dental procedure, the current condition of your teeth will play a role in determining just how long treatment will take.

For best results, we recommend you wear your Invisalign® aligners for 20-22 hours per day throughout the entire treatment process. In most cases, adults can experience full treatment and a straight smile in as little as one year. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces.

The total time you wear your Invisalign® aligners will seem to fly by since you will be able to see your smile literally transform every time you change to the next set of aligners.

Get The Care You Deserve!

Diablo Creek Dentistry would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you need and give you all smiles you deserve! Our office provides the dental care you need to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We can even reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter and more youthful. Our office is easily accessible and makes it convenient to those living near Walnut Creek to get the care they deserve.

Request An Appointment Online

Or call us today at: (925) 934-1211