Your Cypress Invisalign

Invisalign Straightens Without Braces

Looking to make a great first impression? Concerned about cavities forming between your overlapping, crowded teeth? Experiencing jaw pain due to your overbite? No matter how old you are, Dr. Wood at Cypress Family Dental can remedy these situations and more with orthodontic treatment that your friends will barely notice. With Invisalign clear aligners, your teeth will be fitted with custom-made clear plastic aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into perfect position, based on the treatment plan developed by Dr. Wood.

Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign process works with no metal brackets or wires to worry about. Each one of the comfortable, clear aligners is just different enough to move your teeth little by little approximately every two weeks. You’ll be adjusting to your new, beautiful smile before anyone even notices that you’re straightening your teeth!

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Hundreds of happy smiles have emerged from Cypress Family Dental after finishing Dr. Wood’s Invisalign treatment process. But before getting started, we want you to know exactly how Invisalign can work for you and give you that confident smile you deserve.

1. Conference with Dr. Wood. Invisalign can fix many orthodontic problems, but not all people are the best candidates for the Invisalign process. Dr. Wood will examine your teeth and find out if it can work for you. He will also develop a treatment plan including how your teeth will move and how long it will take. You’ll have a chance to discuss costs, financing and insurance arrangements as well. We’ll make sure we answer all of your questions and that you’re comfortable with the process before we begin treatment. Save time before you arrive and download, complete and print our online patient forms.

2. Getting Your Tooth Impressions. Once you’ve decided to move forward with the Invisalign treatment process, we’ll schedule your next appointment where we’ll take X-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. Dr. Wood will utilize these images to make a digital 3-D image of your teeth. Using the digital image, Dr. Wood will custom-form your set of clear aligners.

3. Wearing Your Custom Aligners. When you arrive for your treatment visit, our staff will show you how to put in your first Invisalign tray, how to clean and care for your aligner, and how often you need to wear the aligner. Most often, you’ll be prescribed to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, every day. You wear your aligners every day, but take them out when you eat or brush/floss your teeth. About every two weeks, you’ll start wearing a new set of aligners, as your teeth gradually move into the desired position.

4. Completed Treatment Celebration! After you diligently wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time, your treatment will be complete and it’s time to celebrate! But the services of Cypress Family Dental don’t stop there. As with many orthodontic treatments, you’ll be fitted with a custom-made retainer based on your last set of aligners that you’ll be asked to continue wearing to keep your teeth in place. We use the Vivera brand retainers which are made of a strong, long-lasting material that resists cracking or breaking.

Call For Your Free Consultation Today!

If you think Invisalign might be an option for you or your child, give Dr. Wood a call today at (714) 828-4010 at our dental office, conveniently located between Cypress and La Palma. We are happy to answer all of your questions about the Invisalign treatment process and how it compares to our other orthodontic treatments. Our goal is to work with you and your family members to keep your teeth healthy and to give you a confident, beautiful smile.