Our dentist and team offer Invisalign® treatments in Danville, California, to help straighten your teeth without the hassle of braces or wires. Dr. Richard Koeltl can help give you the smile you always dreamed of so that you can be confident with that picture-perfect grin. Call RK Dentistry at 925-732-5516 to learn more about our Invisalign treatments.

Invisalign clear aligners are an excellent choice for people looking to straighten their teeth discretely. Many patients are self-conscious about their teeth, and straightening their teeth with clear aligners can boost their confidence in their smiles both during and after their orthodontic treatment. We recommend Invisalign treatments for patients with gaps between their teeth, crowded or crooked teeth, or problems with their bite, including overbites, underbites, open bites or crossbites.

Invisalign uses computer-generated plastic aligners that are customized to the shape of your teeth and that gently move your teeth into the right position. You will switch aligners every two weeks and come in for regular visits so our dentist can make sure everything is going as planned.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, allowing you to maintain oral hygiene habits without special tools needed for cleaning around wire braces. This also improves your oral health by diminishing the chance of food and plaque buildup between your teeth. If you think Invisalign is a good treatment for you, call our office to schedule a consultation and get started!

What Is Invisalign?

Have you been attracted to the idea of a smile full of straight, perfectly aligned teeth? Does the thought of traditional metal braces not appeal to you? If the answer to these questions is YES, consider Invisalign, the leader in clear aligner orthodontics. With Invisalign, you’ll receive personally crafted clear plastic aligners that will position your teeth in their perfect alignment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a treatment designed to create your perfect smile in a discreet, convenient, and effective way. Using a series of clear plastic aligners that apply gentle pressure to your teeth, your smile will begin to shift into a perfect alignment. Using patented SmartTrack materials and technology, Invisalign provides the most precise treatment on the market. Once you have gone through the preliminary consultation and received your aligners, you will start with the first in the series. Every few weeks, you will move to the next set, gradually progressing to the last set of aligners. Each set of aligners is designed to progress the movement of your teeth until you reach your ideal smile.

What Is The Difference Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?

For one, Invisalign is discreet. Nobody will ever need to know you are wearing clear aligners because they are virtually invisible. Second, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that there never needs to be any dietary restrictions. Simply remove your aligners when it is time to eat. These are significant advantages over permanently mounted, highly visible metal braces, which require several dietary restrictions for the duration of treatment.

How Many Hours A Day Do I Need To Wear My Invisalign Aligners?

When choosing Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you must commit to wearing your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Doing so will ensure that you hit your goals within the predicted timeframes. Failing to wear your aligners for this amount of time each day can result in delayed or even reversed results.

Do I Qualify For Invisalign?

The technology behind Invisalign clear aligners continues to advance and develop. This means that more people than ever can qualify for the Invisalign treatment. In many cases, teens and adults alike can use Invisalign to improve and straighten their bite. A consultation with Dr. Koeltl and our team in Danville, California, can determine if you are a suitable candidate.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Last?

While personal circumstances are unique, many patients who choose Invisalign can expect a treatment duration ranging from 12 to 18 months. Dr. Koeltl and our team can provide a more personalized estimate when you visit our Danville, California office.

How Do I Clean My Aligners?

Keeping your mouth clean is the best way to keep Invisalign aligners clean. Regular brushing and flossing before inserting your aligners will help keep them clean. Rinsing your aligners with warm (not hot) water can also help keep them clean. Invisalign also offers specific cleaning solutions for their aligners that you can ask our Danville, California, team about.