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creating a beautiful, straight smile

For a gorgeous smile with beautifully straight teeth, look no further than what Dr. Martinez has to offer for Invisalign in Santa Barbara. It is true, straight teeth can drastically improve the appearance of your smile, but the proper alignment of teeth goes beyond aesthetic reasons: when teeth are not positioned right they can cause long-term health issues in the mouth.

The Invisalign treatment includes a series of clear, customized aligners that you wear in intervals to gently straighten your teeth. The aligners are designed for clear, dental-grade plastic and are made to fit snugly over the teeth. And because Invisalign aligners are clear, they are virtually undetectable – no one has to know you are undergoing treatment.

Teeth straightened with Invisalign can reduce these issues significantly:

  • Difficulty brushing and flossing, leading to an increased risk of decay and gum disease
  • Malocclusion (improper bite), leading to TMJ symptoms
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Micro cracks or chips in the teeth
  • Bone deterioration

Why should you choose Invisalign?

When considering dental treatments to fix an uneven smile, some people will opt for metal braces as the obvious choice. The primary benefit of Invisalign is that there is no metal involved, making it a more comfortable option. In some cases, other people opt out of fixing their teeth because they are not comfortable with the aesthetic impact caused by metal braces. With Invisalign, this problem is easily solved, as these aligners are practically invisible to the eye. Another benefit of getting Invisalign is that your clear trays can be removed when needed, which will give you more flexibility in your daily life. You can choose to take out the trays when going to an important event, and you will not have to be conscious of it. Overall, Invisalign can help regain lost confidence by improving your smile, for those who have felt self-conscious or shy due to orthodontic faults.

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How is Invisalign different from
traditional braces and veneers?

Traditional braces and veneers are seen as the go-to choice for those suffering from a myriad of dental problems. Ever since Invisalign was introduced in the market, the outlook towards dental treatments has begun to change. Invisalign offers people a much more customized and discreet way of improving their smiles, in a way that will not affect their daily lives.

Traditional braces are permanent in nature, which is the main feature that sets them apart from Invisalign. In today’s world, people are looking for more feasible treatment options that would not disrupt their day-to-day lives. While Invisalign is the more aesthetically viable option, wearing Invisalign requires more of a commitment from you.

Veneers are yet another option sought out by many for improving the look and health of their smile. The primary difference between veneers and Invisalign is that the latter focuses on improving the health and appearance of your natural teeth, over a period of time. Veneers, on the other hand, are thin teeth-like covers that are fixed over your natural teeth, making them look more aligned. When comparing the two, veneers will require more maintenance and upkeep over time, which is not the case with teeth that are fixed with the help of Invisalign.

While braces and veneers are also good choices to treat dental problems, they may not be the right choice for your needs. Upon consultation with our dental experts, you will be advised on the right treatment option for you, and which will significantly help in improving the health and appearance of your smile.

Make an appointment today and take advantage of what we have to offer for Invisalign in Santa Barbara.

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How does the Invisalign treatment work?

Over the course of your Invisalign treatment, you will have to visit our clinic at regular intervals in order to make the treatment specially customized to the changes taking place in your mouth.

The first step of the process is, of course, the consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Martinez will ask you about your treatment goals and will go on to examine your teeth in order to choose the right course of action for you.

Following this, 3D images of your jaw are taken, which will help our dental experts render a preview, enabling you to see the results that can be achieved using Invisalign. The modern technology used in this process will enable you to anticipate the exact results you are looking for.

After this, the specialists at our dental lab will begin making a customized set of aligners for you. These aligners will have to be swapped out every few weeks, as your teeth are gradually aligned, and as you progress through treatment, about 20-30 sets of aligners are prepared for each arch in the mouth.

Our team of dental professionals will brief you on all the dos and don’ts pertaining to the care of your Invisalign trays. One of the most important recommendations is to avoid wearing the aligners while eating and drinking and to also ensure that you wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day.

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a straighter smile?

Invisalign is a perfect solution to a wide array of dental problems. Like most restorative and cosmetic treatments, there is no magic a dentist can perform without the patient’s help. Your Invisalign results are dependent on your commitment to treatment. Invisalign aligners need to be worn a minimum of about 22 hours per day to be effective, only to be removed while eating or caring for your teeth. With your dedication, you can have a straighter, healthier, and more aesthetic smile in around one year.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment using Invisalign Santa Barbara has a solution for you. For more information, or to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, call Riviera Smiles today.

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Riviera Smiles Advanced Dentistry
1187 Coast Village Rd. Suite 11 Santa Barbara, CA 93108