Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Dr. Wayne A. Gouvion of Gouvion & Grant Dentistry offers an alternative method for straightening teeth with Invisalign. He understands that some people are reluctant to wear metal braces, either because they would feel embarrassed to be seen them or because they are worried about how uncomfortable it can be.
The Invisalign procedure begins with Dr. Gouvion taking full-mouth teeth impressions as well as x-rays of the mouth. These are used together to create 3-D images of the teeth so that a treatment scenario can be devised. At that point clear, plastic aligner trays are customized for the patient and the process can begin. These trays are very comfortable when compared to braces and are practically invisible. In fact, many people wear the trays without others taking any notice of them.
The clear, plastic trays are to be worn day and night, but should be taken out of the mouth to clean the trays and the teeth. Approximately every two weeks the patient will return to Dr. Gouvion's office for a new set of trays that have been adjusted according to the overall treatment plan. Over time, the teeth gently move into place. Every six weeks or two months the patient will meet with Dr. Gouvion to make sure that everything is going according to plan and to make changes as necessary. The entire process will often take up to a year or so to complete, but will vary for each individual patient.
Professionals are among the population that often takes advantage of this discreet method of teeth straightening. They are concerned about their smiles and want to get the best smile they can without using metal braces. For the most part, patients find that the plastic trays are smooth and easy to wear. Few people report any irritation in conjunction with them. People who want their teeth straightened discreetly can learn more about the Invisalign procedure at http://www.irvinelanap.com.
Gouvion and Grant Dentistry is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for Irvine, CA since. Dr. Wayne A. Gouvion graduated from USC School of Dentistry and spent two years as a U.S. Navy Dentist. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society. To learn more about Gouvion and Grant Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at http://www.irvinelanap.com and call (949) 407-6238.