Metal braces are unpopular among many of our patients in Carmichael, for several reasons. Orthodontics patients do not like the look of metal braces, do not like the way metal braces can cause pain during treatment, and find the cost of metal braces to be prohibitive. Invisalign clear braces offer a solution that addresses all of these issues.

Invisalign Alternative to Metal Braces

Invisalign braces are totally invisible, and come out only when you eat or brush your teeth – so you can continue to take care of your oral health, and never worry about food being caught in your braces. Invisalign aligners are less painful than metal braces for most people, because the simple system of trays allows you to adjust at a slower pace than the tightening of metal braces.

Because Invisalign is often a faster process than metal braces in the long run, they typically are more affordable. It usually only takes about a year to complete a realignment.

Invisalign Clear Braces Are Not for Everyone

Not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign. Clear aligners are meant only to correct slight misalignments or uneven spacing. Someone with severely crooked teeth, teeth that need to be rotated, or teeth that need to be moved vertically, may not be able to benefit from Invisalign. Additionally, people who do not have excellent gum health may not be able to use clear braces until those issues are cleared up.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Dentist in Carmichael

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign braces is to come in for an appointment with your dentist in Carmichael. We can help you determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for you. Contact our office at 916-972-8851, or follow the “Book Appointment” link at the top of our website to schedule through Zocdoc.