invisalign clear aligners aligner braces orthodontics orthodontics Ackerman Towson Dentistry dentist in brentwood, oakley, antioch california Dr. Kevin Ackerman, DDS, BS Dr. Eric Towson, DDS, BSAt Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry in Brentwood, we want our patients to have options. Many of our patients dream of a straighter smile. However, there are so many options to get straighter teeth, and they are often overwhelmed. However, we highly recommend Invisalign. We like these clear aligners because they’re discreet, you can remove them, and they won’t affect your speech. We love Invisalign clear aligners, and you might too.

 

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

We want to widen your smile and improve your health as affordably as possible. We’ll have a conversation about your specific needs and your treatment options. Our competitive rates can be easy on your budget. We’ll work with you and your insurance company. Invisalign costs can vary, but we’ll make sure you understand the cost before going forward. 

 

How Does Invisalign Work?

Getting started with Invisalign is fast and doesn’t require anesthesia. 

  • First Impressions. We’ll have you bite down into a gummy substance to make impressions. We’ll send those impressions to Invisalign.
  • Envisioning what’s possible. Invisalign will use software modeling to plan your teeth’ movement from their current position to the desired position. They’ll build a 3D model, which can help you understand the “before and after” versions of your teeth.
  • Crafting vision into reality. Based on the 3D model, Invisalign will craft your aligners with smooth, thin plastic. Aligners come in different sets, and each set is formed to continue your treatment plan stages. Each set gently guides your teeth, moving them gradually, set by set.
  • Progressive improvement. About every two weeks, you’ll move on to the next aligner set. When your teeth reach the alignment goal, you’re done. You’ll have a functional, healthy, beautiful set of teeth you’ll be proud to show off. Go ahead, smile all you want!

 

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The treatment process takes around 10-24 months. Each treatment plan varies with the unique needs of each patient. 

Easy to Put On

Once ready, we’ll help you fit your custom-made, nearly invisible aligners. Putting them on is a breeze. You pop the aligners into your mouth and apply gentle pressure to fit them onto your teeth. 

Easy to Wear

You’ll need to keep your aligners on for 22 out of every 24 hours. But you won’t mind because you’ll probably never notice they’re there. And when you smile, others likely won’t notice them either because they’re clear. 

Easy to Remove

Remove them for eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. They’re also easy to clean. 

 

Invisalign vs. the Alternatives

Other clear aligner brands are available, but Invisalign is an established, tried, and true option. They’re great for adults who want more discreet treatment. They’re less visible than traditional metal braces. There are similarly discreet options, including clear or tooth-colored braces, but they are more visible than Invisalign and can’t be removed. 

 

Does it Work as Well as Traditional Braces?

Yes, it does. Every patient has individual needs and treatment options unique to them, but Invisalign is often an excellent alternative option to traditional braces. The word is out. Invisalign is highly recommended by patients who go through the treatment. 

 

Call Us for a Consultation Today

Why wait to get started on a beautiful, healthy smile? Invisalign is a great, discrete, safe, effective option. Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Towson, and their competent, helpful staff use next-generation procedures and technology to improve your teeth alignment. The process starts with a thorough evaluation and consultation. We’ll talk with you about your goals and questions. You’ll help us choose a plan, and we’ll start treatment. 

We’re ready to help you with Invisalign at Ackerman Towson Dentistry. They can keep you smiling confidently, even when you’re wearing the aligner.