Invisalign Specialist

Jeff L. DiMariano, DDS

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Arden Arcade, Sacramento, CA

A perfectly aligned smile looks beautiful and is also beneficial to your oral health. However, many people don’t want to go through the hassle of wearing braces to straighten their teeth. If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment that’s comfortable, convenient, and discreet, then Invisalign® is for you. Jeff DiMariano, DDS, provides Invisalign for his patients in Sacramento, California, giving them stunningly straight smiles without all of the drawbacks of braces. Begin your journey toward a straighter smile today by calling the office or booking a free consultation with Dr. DiMariano online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of orthodontics that straightens your teeth and aligns your bite with a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners. Invisalign is a comfortable, convenient, and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, which is why over 6 million people worldwide have used it to improve their smile.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment for both teens and adults, and it can correct many of the same conditions typically treated by braces, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Many patients also choose to use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes, like generally straightening their teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. DiMariano uses the iTero Intraoral Scanner to create a virtual model of your smile. He works with that model to map out all of the necessary "steps" your teeth need to take in their journey toward your target alignment. Those steps form your series of clear aligners.

Your aligners fit over your smile snugly and exert a small-yet-constant pressure on your teeth. This pressure gradually pushes your teeth toward their target alignment. You wear your aligners most of the time, but remove them whenever you need to brush, floss, and eat.

You wear each set of aligners for two weeks before switching them out for the next set in your series. Depending on your condition, you could reach your target alignment in as little as nine months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Unlike traditional metal braces, your Invisalign aligners are removable, so you won't have to change your diet or use special techniques to keep your teeth clean.

Your aligners are also virtually unnoticeable in your mouth. This fact means nobody will know that you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign also tends to be more comfortable in your mouth when compared with traditional braces. Each aligner is made of smooth plastic that doesn't irritate inside of your cheeks.

Why should I straighten my teeth with Invisalign?

Straighter teeth can help align your jaws properly, give you a more attractive smile, and confer a variety of health benefits. Some benefits include a lower likelihood of developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.

A properly aligned jaw more evenly distributes the force in your bite, which protects your teeth from excessive wear and tear and decreases your likelihood of developing TMJ disorder. This condition affects the joints in your jaw.

Get started on your path toward a straighter and healthier smile by scheduling an Invisalign consultation with Dr. DiMariano today. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.