A Clear Path to a Straighter Smile

Group of teenagers smiling outdoors with Invisalign in San Ramon

Metal braces may not be what your teen envisions when learning they need orthodontic treatment. Instead, they prefer Invisalign clear aligners in San Ramon that are more discreet. Instead of capturing the attention of others because of all the metal in their mouth, they can walk with greater confidence knowing their teeth are on the right path. Discover how Invisalign can help your child take the next step toward a straighter smile by calling to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Gale Ranch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Ramon for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

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  • Financing is Available
  • Tailor-Made Treatment Plans to Meet Patients’ Needs

How Invisalign Works

Close up of person placing Invisalign tray in their mouth

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that is far more discreet than traditional braces. Relying on customized trays that are made from clear plastic, they follow your teen throughout the treatment process, taking the shape of their smile as it progresses toward better alignment.

Worn 20-22 hours each day, your teen will be required to swap them out every 1-2 weeks so that their teeth continue to move. They will continue this process until the series is complete. In just 12-18 months, on average, your teen can expect to see a new smile that is healthier, looks beautiful, and helps them to project much-needed confidence.

Indications for Invisalign

Hand holding an Invisalign clear aligner

As a versatile form of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can treat all types of tooth problems, such as:

Crowded Teeth

Close up of row of crowded teeth

When too many teeth exist inside the mouth, it can make eating, speaking, and smiling more difficult. Our orthodontist may recommend tooth extraction depending on the severity of overcrowding, but Invisalign can help to create additional space so that teeth no longer rest on top of each other but instead side by side, creating a healthier environment.

Gaps Between Teeth

Close up of smile with small gap between two front teeth

Too much space can be equally as dangerous, as bacteria and food particles can easily become trapped when eating. By choosing Invisalign, the trays can work to bring teeth closer together so that gaps close and smiles appear more cohesive and beautiful over time.

Bite Alignment

Illustrated mouth with overbite

No matter the type of bite misalignment your teen experiences, it can lead to enamel wear and tear as well as chronic jaw pain if left untreated. With Invisalign, though, the aligners can work to move their bite so that it aligns more beautifully, creating a more harmonious movement between the upper and lower arches of teeth.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign tray resting on table

Orthodontic treatment of any kind is highly beneficial, especially if your child is suffering from oral health issues, but Invisalign offers immense benefits that cannot be attained with traditional braces. These include:

  • Greater Comfort – Invisalign clear aligners do not have protruding brackets that rub against gums, lips, and the tongue. Instead, they are smooth and fit snugly against teeth, allowing for a more comfortable approach.
  • More Discreet – There is no spotlight to shine while wearing Invisalign because they are virtually invisible. Unless someone is extremely close or you choose to disclose your treatment, others are unlikely to notice that you’re wearing your trays.
  • You Can Eat the Foods You Love – There are no food restrictions when it comes to wearing Invisalign. You can remove your trays and eat the foods you love without worrying about food getting stuck underneath brackets and wires.