Get your smile (and confidence!) back with Invisalign® … the orthodontic treatment that does not use braces

The team at Laurel Morello DDS in El Cajon, California, understands that crowded, gapped, crooked, and unevenly spaced teeth are more than embarrassing. Highly visible spacing issues negatively affect how you feel about yourself. Crowded or crooked teeth are more challenging to clean properly. So, they are vulnerable to damage caused by conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease. Imbalances with the “bite,” or how your upper and lower teeth come together when you bite down, can cause excessive wear and tear to natural tooth structure and dental work. These imbalances are associated with chronic headaches and other “TMJ symptoms,” too. 

Invisalign® to the rescue!

Now, for the good news. Our dentists, Drs Laurel and Paul Morello, can straighten your teeth comfortably, efficiently, and discreetly – and all without the use of obvious, fixed metal wires, brackets, bands, and headgear. 

The beauty and brilliance of Invisalign® reside in its use of a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten the teeth and resolve bite issues instead of the hardware mentioned above (associated with traditional orthodontic treatment with braces). Every set of aligners is created by taking accurate impressions or models of your teeth. This helps to ensure effective repositioning of the teeth, as well as comfort. 

The aligners are specially crafted to gradually adjust the positioning of teeth by making small changes in their alignment. When worn as directed, for at least 20 to 22 hours each day, switching sets around every two weeks, the teeth are gently and gradually guided into their proper positions. Since they are made from transparent plastic, they are virtually invisible. The plastic is also smooth and thin for utmost comfort

They can be removed easily. So, Invisalign® aligners help to promote comfortable and effective eating, brushing, and flossing. Simply ensure that the aligners are stored safely during meals or when cleaning your mouth. This helps to minimize breaks or damage to the trays. You can also keep them looking great (stain-free!) by cleansing and sanitizing as instructed by your dentist. A denture cleanser or another solution or rinse our team recommends may be appropriate. It is not advised to use regular toothpaste because it can dull the aligners and actually promote the development of bacterial build-up on these appliances. 

Schedule your Invisalign® consultation today!Invisalign® has been around for more than 25 years. What started as a cosmetic and removable alternative to braces for minor repositioning needs has evolved to effectively treat even more complex underbite, overbite, crossbite, and open bite issues. To find out how you may benefit from Invisalign®, call the office of Laurel Morello DDS in El Cajon, California, at (619) 404-2634.