Do you want straight teeth, but don’t like the idea of having to wear braces. The good news is, with today’s orthodontic technology, you may not need to have braces to obtain your best smile! With Invisalign® you can have all the benefits of traditional braces without any cosmetic disadvantage. Dr. Rucker is a certified specialist and expert in Invisalign technology. Rucker Orthodontics is your go-to place for Invisalign in Temecula!
Getting Started with Invisalign
Invisalign is a unique orthodontic appliance system that eliminates the need for metal or clear braces. The steps required to getting you started are much simpler than you may think.
Your best smile is achieved by first taking a digital scan of your teeth using our iTero Intraoral Scanner. At Rucker Orthodontics there is no need for the traditional mold impression. No goop! No Mess! No Gagging! Better yet, the accuracy of the digital scan is also beyond compare. This translates into a much better fit of your aligners and more accurate tooth movements.
Using the information from your digital scan, Dr. Rucker will align your teeth using 3-D computerized technology. In other words, your individual treatment plan and final tooth positioning is determined by Dr. Rucker using the Invisalign lab technology tools. Based on your optimal treatment goals, we are then able to develop a series of Invisalign aligners that are custom-fit for you! The total number of aligners is determined by the complexity of your bite and your initial tooth position. Your aligners are then manufactured by Invisalign’s state of the art facility and shipped to our office.
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Your Invisalign Treatment
In addition to being completely invisible, patients also enjoy being able to remove their Invisalign while eating, flossing, and brushing. Each aligner is worn 23 hours per day and a new aligner in the series is started every 7 days. At the end of your initial set of aligners, Dr. Rucker will determine if a refinement is necessary based on your results. Typically, at least one refinement is necessary as part of the Invisalign treatment in order to perfect every tooth position and obtain your best smile.
What are Invisalign Attachments?
Invisalign attachments are specially designed, tooth colored “bumps” that are glued to your teeth. Like a lock and key design, these attachments are designed to both optimize tooth movement and serve as retention to keep your aligners well positioned throughout treatment. The number and location of attachments is individualized and is determined on the position of your teeth.
We Have Your Best Smile In Mind
At Rucker Orthodontics, we know that Damon System braces and Invisalign mean more than straight teeth. Our staff at Rucker Orthodontics office in Temecula understands how getting started with braces or Invisalign is a commitment and may be a tough decision. Don’t let that fear hold you back from obtaining the smile that you deserve. Choosing orthodontic treatment will prove to be one of the best investments in your lifetime!
Contact us today at 951-302-0685 to schedule your consultation!
NOTE: The author, Dr. Jonathan Rucker, is a certified specialist in orthodontics (Orthodontist). His private orthodontic practice, Rucker Orthodontics, is located in Temecula, California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University, his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Medical College of Virginia, and his orthodontic specialty training at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. He is a certified Damon Braces provider and an expert in Invisalign technology. He offers the most advanced techniques available in modern orthodontic treatment to ensure his patients achieve their best results possible.