Dr. Bauer compares Invisalign to traditional orthodontics
Many of our patients come to us wanting straighter teeth, but are looking for an alternative to traditional orthodontics. Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners that quickly and discreetly straighten teeth without the bulkiness of metal brackets and wires. A popular alternative among teens and adults, Invisalign in Arroyo Grande, CA is highly effective at aligning teeth due to its level of customization and predictability of treatment outcomes. Our comprehensive, personalized treatment can correct any number of issues, including crowded teeth, over- and underbite, gap teeth, and open bite. Dr. Viorela Bauer is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients achieve their desired smile through comprehensive orthodontics. With over 800 hours of continuing education, she brings an outstanding background of clinical knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. She is skilled at solving issues of malocclusion and TMJ disorder through conservative Invisalign orthodontics, helping patients achieve their desired smile—invisibly.
One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign, especially for adults, is the near-invisibility of the clear aligners while being worn. These aligners are also removable, allowing for an unrestricted diet, better hygiene and oral care, and the ability to whiten teeth during treatment. Treatment begins with a digital representation of the end result: correctly aligned teeth, from which the clear aligners are custom designed. This allows for more guided and predictable treatment that can oftentimes be measured in months instead of years.
Invisalign is a highly personalized treatment process, beginning with impressions of your teeth. These are used to create a digital blueprint of how each tooth will need to move in order for you to achieve a beautiful, straight smile, along with an estimated treatment time. From the blueprint, a series of clear aligners are created that you will wear for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace these aligners every two weeks, your teeth will continue to straighten into alignment as predetermined at the start of your treatment. When your treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, straight smile.