In addition to detracting from an otherwise beautiful smile, misaligned teeth can also cause chewing and speaking problems. Crooked teeth can also make it difficult to brush and floss properly, which can lead to cavities. To address teeth misalignment and prevent problems that can result, Dr. Andrew Mortensen offers the revolutionary Invisalign® system at his Fountain Valley practice. Invisalign® has helped patients throughout Orange County to straighten their teeth without the hassle of cumbersome metal brackets and wires.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Instead of using brackets and wires to align the teeth as traditional braces do, the Invisalign® system straightens teeth through a progressive series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners fit over the teeth, and patients wear them at all times, except while eating, brushing, and flossing. Over time, the aligners gradually move the teeth into proper alignment.
Benefits of the Invisalign® System
The Invisalign® system has significant advantages over traditional wire braces. Since the aligners are made from a clear plastic material, they are virtually unnoticeable, and their smooth surface doesn't pose a risk of irritating or cutting lips or gums with sharp brackets and wires. In addition, the aligners are removable, making dental care much easer than with traditional braces. You can also remove your aligners while eating, so there are no food restrictions with Invisalign®.
The Invisalign® Process
The first step toward straighter teeth is to schedule an Invisalign® evaluation at our Fountain Valley practice in Orange County. During your evaluation, Dr. Mortensen will help you determine if the Invisalign® system is right for you. If you are a good candidate, you will return to for a second appointment so that you and Dr. Mortensen can create a personalized treatment plan to address your needs. He will take impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign® so that your set of aligners can be custom crafted. Once your series of aligners is ready, you will visit us for a fitting where you will also receive guidance on how to use the system.
You will wear each aligner for two weeks and then replace it with the next in your series. Over the ensuing months, your teeth will gradually move into alignment as you progress through your aligners. For most patients, Invisalign® treatment is complete in nine to 18 months. You will visit Dr. Mortensen periodically during this time so that he can make sure that your treatment plan is on track.
Contact Dr. Mortensen for Invisalign® Orthodontics
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment but don't want the hassle of bulky brackets and uncomfortable wires, consider Invisalign®. Contact our Fountain Valley practice in Orange County to schedule an Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Mortensen today. He can help you decide if this revolutionary orthodontic treatment is right for you.
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“I am proud to have served patients in our community. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to offer you and your family the high level of care you're looking for.” Andrew G. Mortensen, D.D.S.