Using Invisalign aligners to achieve a straighter smile

Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino and the team at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Livermore, California, know that many patients want to straighten their smiles but that many avoid the conversation for fear of needing metal bracket-and-wire braces. Fortunately, there are alternative options available, including Invisalign aligners. Let’s look at what sets Invisalign aligners apart from conventional braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the straightforward choice for a properly aligned smile. This treatment is designed to address misalignment and malocclusion without metal appliances. Instead, clear aligners are used to move teeth into their proper positions for an enhanced, attractive result.

How do Invisalign orthodontics work to straighten the teeth?

At Sycamore Family Dentistry, we are excited to provide many restorative and cosmetic procedures for patients to choose from, including Invisalign treatment. Invisalign clear aligners are customized to fit your teeth and gradually shift them into proper positioning.

The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino. She evaluates your smile and determines if Invisalign is your best option. If so, she will take impressions of your teeth to create a 3D model. This model is used to design your custom set of aligners.

Once your aligners are ready, you will wear them for about 20-22 hours daily, only removing them when brushing your teeth and eating. Every two weeks, you will switch to a new aligner as they gradually shift your teeth into place. The length of treatment varies greatly depending on the individual case, but most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in about a year, give or take.

How do I find out if I am a proper candidate for Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign treatment might be the solution for you! If you live in Livermore, California, and are ready to learn more about orthodontic treatment options, call (925) 940-7770 to request an upcoming consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. 

We are located at 2620 First Street and serve those around Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Pittsburg, Tracy, Danville, Sunol, Blackhawk, and Mountain House, California.

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