We have used Invisalign in our office for both adults and teens extensively since 1999 and achieved recognition as Top 1% Invisalign Providers in North America in 2006 and we have maintained Elite Preferred Provider status over the years.
Our Invisalign patients have been selected by a panel of doctors as national finalists based on their treatment results. Dr. Gorton has lectured for Aligntech on the use of removable aligners instead of braces with teenagers as well as the relationship between gum disease and orthodontic treatment. She actively participates in an Invisalign study group, to provide our patients the latest treatment techniques for optimal results.
For patients who prefer greater comfort in shorter time, we provide Acceledent to complement their aligner treatment and we are experienced in helping you get improved results with temporary anchors or elastics when needed.
Invisalign – Invisible Braces
For decades, traditional braces had been the only option for adults who wanted straighter teeth.
Now there is an alternative that utilizes advances in 3-D imaging technology to create a series of customized plastic aligners. Align Technology, a global medical device company pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of their clear aligners in 1999.
It all begins with a visit to us to help you determine what you’d like to correct. Next, we will send precise impressions of your teeth and treatment instructions to a laboratory that uses special computer technology to create a sequence of finely-calibrated clear plastic aligners.
You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks for approximately 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. Accelerated orthodontic treatment patients will be able to change their aligners every 1 week (“Acceledent“).
As you replace each aligner or tray with the next, your teeth will move until they reach the final alignment we have modeled and prescribed.
Younger patients can also take advantage of this clear aligner technology with Invisalign Teen.
HIGH TECH: We provide our Invisalign patients with a “movie clip” of their teeth movement for the complete Invisalign treatment. Most patients find this fun and motivational and sometimes even share it with their friends.
To see if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, the clear alternative to braces, contact us for a complimentary consultation in our Marin office.
Chewie Use with Invisalign
Good Tracking – Use Chewie in affected areas.
Problem Tracking – Use Chewie, if no improvement call our office.
Poor Tracking – Return to best fitting aligner, use Chewie, if no improvement call our office.