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Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that can straighten your teeth without the need for uncomfortable brackets and wires or unsightly metal. Dr. Amini, our San Francisco Invisalign expert, designs Invisalign treatments for smiles that are as flattering as they are healthy.

If you are a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Amini will begin by creating your treatment plan. A series of aligners will be used to shift your teeth into position. The treatment is designed just for you, so it fits into your life whether you are an athletic teen, a busy professional, or a parent with young children. At your consultation, we will talk about the goals that you have for your smile and examine your teeth to ensure that you are a candidate for Invisalign. If Dr. Amini, our expert in Invisalign in San Francisco, decides that Invisalign is right for you, he will take images and impressions that will be sent to the Invisalign lab, which will create your new aligners.

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During the planning process, we will digitize your records, and Dr. Amini, our San Francisco Invisalign expert, will plan exact tooth movements throughout the treatment. You will even be able to get a preview of your new smile before you even begin treatment. The aligners will then be created. Most people will need 20 to 30 aligners per arch. These aligners should be worn at least 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks or as our cosmetic dentist in San Francisco recommends.

Your aligners will be made of a clear, strong plastic. The first one will fit your teeth precisely, and each subsequent set of aligners will move your teeth just a bit closer towards their final position. The removable aligners are easy to use and to get used to, and you can remove them to eat, brush, and floss. Regular checkups can help you stay on track during your treatment. Contact our office today to learn more about available orthodontic treatment options or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Amini, our expert in Invisalign in San Francisco.

Dr. Ben Amini has a Preferred Premier Provider status at Invisalign for the past three years in a row. He is one of the first few doctors certified by Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign, to offer this great break-through technology in San Francisco since 1998.

Dr. Amini is one of eight doctors selected for The Align Technology Innovation Leadership Panel in August 2011. This select group of Invisalign doctors advise Align Technology, the manufacturer of Invisalign, on product innovation ideas. These doctors have an exclusive level of access to information about new Invisalign products and services, and are a key source of ideas for new product innovation.

Invisalign Express

Invisalign Express is made for adult patients who need orthodontic treatment but have only minor bite irregularities. In such cases, treatment lasting years would be unnecessarily expensive in terms of time and money. Invisalign Express is an excellent alternative, offering these patients the aesthetic and other benefits of braces in less than a year. Here is more about Express, its benefits, how it works, and which patients it can help.

While the changes brought by Invisalign Express are less than those delivered by full Invisalign, they still involve aspects of appearance, comfort, and oral health. Once patients have received treatment from our San Francisco Invisalign Express expert, they can expect to have reduced risks of cavities and gum disease and increased comfort and ability to chew. Unlike the full treatment, however, Express takes only three to six months to work rather than an average of 15 months. Not only does reduced treatment time equal less discomfort and inconvenience, but it also minimizes costs that patients face.

Express, like traditional Invisalign, first requires patients to visit our dentist to have bite impressions and photos taken. Next, our dentist dispenses the customized aligners to patients, who return on a regular basis to get new aligners. This is where Express differs from traditional Invisalign: Instead of going through 20 to 30 sets of aligners, as they would with regular Invisalign, Express recipients receive only five to ten sets. This can be extended by our expert in Invisalign Express in San Francisco, however, depending on individual progress. Within three to six months, patients are done and receive retainers to keep their improvements.

Patients who are candidates for Express should be adults who have very minor orthodontic problems, such as mild overcrowding and spacing issues. Our San Francisco Invisalign Express expert performs an exam to determine if individuals are candidates for this treatment. In some cases, patients may need traditional Invisalign or another treatment instead.

Our expert in Invisalign Express in San Francisco often performs this treatment to resolve orthodontic relapse or help patients prepare for upcoming events where they want to look their best. To learn more about Invisalign Express and what it can do, patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Amini, our dentist in San Francisco.

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