Invisalign Treatment Cathedral City CA

A smile can be your greatest asset. A beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence and help you in career growth. Are you worried about your crooked teeth? Are you hesitant to get dental braces just because they look uninteresting? Then Invisalign® in Cathedral City CA may be the best option for you. Invisalign® is a product of Align Technology. A series of clear aligners are custom-made by technicians to suit the needs of patients. They are designed to move teeth in the planned direction. Since the aligners are clear the teeth look wonderful during treatment. At Smile Guru, Invisalign® is one of our prime offerings using which we have created wonderful smiles for many of our patients in Cathedral City and surrounding communities. Dr. Senthil listens to patients, understands their needs and plans the movement of teeth based on the type of orthodontic issue.

Orthodontics and Oral Health

Orthodontics is a branch of dental medicine that is dedicated to the study of position of teeth and bite. Occlusion defines how the upper teeth and lower teeth come together in a bite. When the teeth are not properly aligned the result is a bad bite which can affect the oral health of a person in many ways. Following are some of the major problems that can arise from malocclusion.

  • The smile may look less attractive and as a result the confidence to smile may reduce
  • It may be difficult to clean all surfaces and edges of teeth when they are crooked
  • Poor hygiene may result in tooth decay and gum diseases
  • When teeth are poorly aligned the chewing efficiency may reduce and more effort may be needed to bite and chew food

The Invisalign® Benefits

Our dentist performs thorough evaluation of the bite to tell patients if Invisalign® is a good option for their case. The removable aligners are made of smooth BPA free plastic. Since the trays have a smooth finish they are comfortable to wear. Patients can maintain oral hygiene since they can remove the aligners by themselves when brushing teeth and flossing. The Invisalign® trays give patients the freedom to eat their favorite food.

How to get Invisalign®?

Getting Invisalign® in Cathedral City is quite simple. During your initial visit to our dental office Dr. Senthil performs thorough oral check up. In a questionnaire, patients may be asked questions related to their oral health and what changes they expect from Invisalign® treatment. Impressions and pictures of teeth may be taken and Dr. Senthil lets the patient know if Invisalign® can cure the problem. Dr. Senthil maps the movement of teeth and sets a treatment plan accordingly. The impressions of teeth are converted to electronic form and the treatment plan is communicated with the technicians. A digital 3D model of treatment plan is created by the technicians. This is sent to our office. On approval of the plan, the aligners are fabricated in the lab.

Invisalign® aligners are very precise and effective in moving teeth. Each pair of aligners should be worn for about 2 weeks. The patient may be advised to meet our dentist in Cathedral City once in 6 weeks to check the changes in position of teeth. The treatment may take about 12-18 months depending on the complexity of the case.