WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, clear, plastic aligners to slowly reposition and straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are completely removable, requiring no metal wires or brackets. Over 1 million people worldwide have chosen Invisalign to improve their smile quickly and unobtrusively.
A PROCESS THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
The Invisalign system is designed to be flexible:
Dr. Montano or Dr. Cardall and our treatment coordinators will meet with you to discuss the issues or concerns you have with your teeth. As some of the most experienced Invisalign orthodontists in the United States, our doctors can provide you with the best available treatment options and determine whether you would benefit from Invisalign.
Then our orthodontic assistants will take pictures and use our iTero scanner (one of our newest technologies) to take digital impressions of your teeth, without using the goopy puddy that makes you gag. These will be digitized to form a 3D model that we use to plan your entire treatment from start to finish.
Based on these 3D models, your treatment will be planned by Dr. Montano and Dr. Cardall using computer simulations and the latest orthodontic tooth movement strategies. As “top 1% Invisalign providers of North America”, our doctors are experts at at planning how your teeth will move to achieve an ideal result. Next, customized aligners will be produced to fit precisely into the treatment plan we’ve customized for you. The aligners are used in stages: each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the sequence, carefully moving your teeth according to plan.
It is easy to graduate from one set of aligners to another, so unlike with traditional braces, you will not need to frequent our office for small adjustments. You will have check-ups so we can gauge your progress. On average, these appointments occur once every six weeks.
THE BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST SMILE
With the Invisalign system, time is on your side. Most adults will find that their treatment time is under one year. Invisalign Teen is also a great option for teenagers concerned about wearing metal braces while maintaining an active lifestyle of sports, school, and hanging out with friends. Treatment is fast, simple, and subtle because the Invisalign system is designed to fit your life. Give us a call to set up your complimentary consultation today. Montano Orthodontics is the way to go for your Invisalign needs. We’ve been the top Invisalign provider in Bakersfield and Kern County for years!