Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Premier provider of Invisalign orthodontic treatments

Our office maintains certification as a premier provider of Invisalign orthodontic treatments. Invisalign offers an innovative way of straightening teeth with aligners that are virtually undetectable. This means that, instead of metal braces, people can smile their usual smile while benefitting from state-of-the-art transparent alignment technology.

At an initial consultation, we at Precious Dental Care determines whether patients’ teeth are suited for Invisalign treatment. If Invisalign is a viable treatment option, she writes out a plan and takes an impression, X-rays, and photographs of both sets of teeth. These are submitted to Invisalign and used in constructing a perfectly fitted series of orthodontic aligners. 3-D technology allows these aligners to have slightly different dimensions, representing the millimeter-by-millimeter corrections achieved by the aligners over a period of weeks. Specifically, each aligner exerts a minute shift in teeth alignment over a period of two weeks, at which point it is replaced by the next in the series. At the end of the treatment period, the teeth have significantly straightened.

The benefits of Invisalign go beyond the cosmetic: because no metal braces are involved, the aligners are more comfortable. In addition, the aligners can simply be removed during brushing, eating, and flossing, preventing many issues experienced with braces. Invisalign also avoids problems associated with braces and tooth decay. As many as 50 percent of patients with braces experience tooth demineralization, while the roots of teeth of most long-term brace wearers shorten.

We are proud to be counted among Invisalign’s Premier Providers, ranking among the top practitioners in Northern America. Visit the Precious Dental Care website at, or call (510) 790-7900 to schedule a free Invisalign consultation.