Franklin Dental Group

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Marina/Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Are you unhappy about crooked, misaligned teeth? Think you have to live with it or deal with a mouthful of metal? Those aren’t your only two options. The general and cosmetic dentists at Franklin Dental Group offer Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment to patients in San Francisco, California. If you want to straighten your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Franklin Dental Group or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces. It’s a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among adults. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:

  • Invisibility, so others see your teeth, not the conspicuous metal of braces
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Should I get Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are appropriate for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, your dentist may recommend a different treatment. To see whether Invisalign is an option for you, visit Franklin Dental Group for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. They might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images using a digital scanner. Your dentist will use these to develop a unique treatment plan for you.

Then your dentist customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. New aligners may be made as your teeth begin to shift. This process continues until your teeth are aligned correctly.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Franklin Dental Group to talk to an expert about Invisalign.