William M. Schneider, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

William M. Schneider, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Walnut Creek, CA

Orthodontic treatment can often feel daunting. With Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment, William M. Schneider, DDS, can offer noninvasive and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment to men and women living in Walnut Creek, Northern California. Invisalign gives you the results you’ve always wanted without having to go through the tumult of having a mouth full of metal braces. Get in touch with Dr. Schneider today by phone or online to learn more about how you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. This FDA-approved orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth little by little over time.

Dr. Schneider recommends that you wear these custom-made aligners at least 20 hours a day and replace them with updated ones every other week.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

There are some definite benefits to Invisalign that traditional braces don’t have. These include:

  • Appearance: Invisalign aligners are transparent so you won’t have to modify your smile to conceal braces.
  • Comfort: these plastic aligners are soft, whereas braces are sharp and can lead to cutting.
  • Convenience: you can remove aligners to brush your teeth or eat foods that would otherwise damage your braces.
  • Timing: this treatment is almost twice as fast as traditional braces

Whether Invisalign treatment is better than braces is for you to decide, though you might want to consider Invisalign if you’re a working professional.

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Schneider recommends Invisalign treatment if you have any of the following dental issues:  

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Crowding
  • Post-braces relapse

With nine years of experience offering Invisalign treatment to his patients, Dr. Schneider can give you an educated assessment of whether this treatment is right for you.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Schneider, he thoroughly examines your teeth and discusses your dental history. From there, Dr. Schneider makes a digital impression of your teeth to determine an exact treatment plan.

Once you’ve discussed your goals, he can map out what the progress of the treatment will look like at every step of the way. After you’ve approved, he creates your custom aligners.

You’ll need to check in with Dr. Schneider every two weeks to switch out your aligners. As your teeth move, you’ll want to make sure the aligners fit perfectly.

The treatment itself can last up to 18 months, though it varies according to the goal you set out to reach during your initial consultation. Dr. Schneider can give you an accurate assessment of how long it will take.

Get in touch with Dr. Schneider today by phone or online to learn more about what Invisalign treatment can do for you.