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When looking for a new dental office, you probably have many questions. We listed some of the most common ones we hear at our Vallejo dental office. Please feel free to read through them. If you do not see your specific question listed here or if you'd like more information, please give us a call and one of our helpful and knowledgeable team members will answer all of your questions. You can also reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Retainers help maintain the correct alignment of your teeth after you receive orthodontic treatment. There are several different types of retainers from which you can choose, but acrylic retainers continue to stand the test of time.
What Are Acrylic Retainers?
Acrylic retainers, also called Hawley retainers, are made of metal and acrylic. Designed to fit your mouth’s unique shape, the acrylic portion comfortably fits the roof of your mouth to provide durability and support. A thin metal wire attaches to the back of the retainer and stretches across the front of your teeth to preserve their alignment.
Benefits of Acrylic Retainers
Acrylic retainers are considered safe and can last up to 10 years. They are easily adjustable, so your dentist can continue to fine-tune your bite after braces if needed.
Unlike clear retainers, acrylic retainers allow your top and bottom teeth to align and touch comfortably. Acrylic retainers are also easy to clean, and they can be easily repaired if they are ever broken or damaged.
Transform Your Smile in Vallejo, CA
If you want to transform your smile, our dentists in Vallejo, CA can provide you with the exceptional dental care you deserve. Dr. Morgan Nordstrom and Dr. William Vizzolini offer clear and fixed retainers for adults and teens who desire straighter, healthier smiles.
To schedule an appointment at our dental office, please call us at (707) 643-2660.
We can't wait to help you reach your smile goals!
Invisalign is a popular and effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile. Invisalign can straighten your teeth and perfect your bite without the cost or time commitment of metal braces. At Morgan Nordstrom, DDS and William C. Vizzolini, DDS, we want to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Insurance and Invisalign
Invisalign can be covered by dental insurance, depending on your coverage and your provider. Several dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just like they cover traditional braces and orthodontics. Depending on your insurance coverage, your insurance company may pay for a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the treatment’s cost. However, it’s important to note that many insurance providers have cap the amount used for orthodontic treatment.
Insurance Plans We Accept
At Morgan Nordstrom, DDS and William C. Vizzolini, DDS, we accept all major insurance PPO plans. We are a Delta Premier provider, but we don’t participate in-network with other insurance plans because we work with patients to determine their care instead of the insurance company. We always bill your insurance company directly so we can maximize your benefits and you can receive the coverage you deserve.
Call Us About Invisalign
With our patient-focused approach to dentistry, we can help you achieve your dream smile with your financial needs in mind. We can answer any questions you may have and help you determine the best course of action so that you can achieve your dream smile. If you have any questions about your dental insurance plan, please call us at (707) 643-2660.
If you’re like most of us, you want a symmetrical smile and straight teeth, but maybe you don’t want to spend time in metal braces. Perhaps you’d feel uncomfortable speaking or laughing with friends. We understand.
The good news is that Invisalign in Vallejo, CA means clear aligners that are barely visible to the observer.
But can Invisalign fix an overbite? The short answer is yes. In addition to it's fast and effective teeth straightening abilities, Invisalign can also fix an overbite. However, your dentist will make the final determination based on an exam consultation.
The first step is always a consultation with your dentist. We want to know what you’re looking for in a new smile, and we want to confirm that your choice of dentistry will provide the desired result.
Issues that Invisalign can correct:
- Crooked, twisted, and overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbite, underbite, crossbite
An even bite means less wear on your teeth, which then means better oral health and a more attractive smile. In some cases, your dentist may recommend pretreatments before Invisalign to produce the desired result.
If you would like to learn whether Invisalign in Vallejo, CA is right for you, or if you have questions about this discreet orthodontic therapy, contact a member of our team to schedule your consultation today.
Many of our Invisalign patients have actually had their teeth straightened in the past using traditional metal braces. The issue is that they didn't consistently wear their retainers after their orthodontic treatment and their teeth shifted.
It is important for patients to wear their retainer as directed by the staff at Morgan Nordstrom and William C. Vizzolini, D.D.S. for the rest of their life or risk their teeth shifting back to their original positions.
Wearing Retainers After Invisalign
Even though Invisalign shifts your teeth differently than traditional metal braces, retainers are still required.
If you lose your retainer, don't put it off. Give our Vallejo, CA dental office a call so we can fit you for a new one. We don't want you to lose the progress you made with your Invisalign treatment.
During your dental appointment with us, we'll make impressions of your teeth for the new retainer.
Call Us to Replace Your Retainer
While you may not see an immediate change in your smile at first, they will be more obvious as time passes. If you take your retainer out for a few days, you'll notice that it might feel uncomfortable when you wear it again.
Your retainers are fabricated to fit your current smile. If it starts changing because you aren't wearing your retainer, we may need to make a new one.
Patients may not realize that their teeth go under immense pressure and wear and tear daily after eating, biting, chewing, and speaking. Your retainer is there to keep your smile beautiful and straight.
If you need a new retainer, give us a call immediately at (707) 643-2660.
If you’re considering Invisalign and live in the Vallejo, CA area, you might have some questions about how it works and what to expect for results. Patients often choose Invisalign because they want to avoid brackets and wires or because they want to enjoy an unrestricted diet during treatment.
Like traditional braces, the goal of Invisalign is to gradually move teeth into alignment, improving the bite, oral health function, and the appearance of teeth. Rather than using brackets and wires, however, Invisalign relies on clear aligners, arranged in a series, that patients wear for about two weeks each before moving onto the next.
What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment in 94590
When we proceed with Invisalign in our Vallejo, CA dental office, we ask that patients wear their Invisalign braces for about 22 hours per day. Leaving them out for long periods of time will result in slowing down treatment. You can certainly remove your aligners to clean your teeth morning and night (and your Invisalign clear braces, too) and to eat any of the foods you want to enjoy.
Invisalign works well for most orthodontic cases. Give us a call to find out if this discreet form of treatment will give you the smile you have always wanted!
If you’re considering a smile upgrade and want straighter teeth without brackets and wires, Invisalign may be the right option for you. In short, Invisalign is a series of clear aligners—custom-made to fit your smile. Every few weeks, you swap out your aligner to the next in the series until your teeth move in line.
It can be exciting to watch the process week by week! And as time passes, you should grow more confident as your teeth straighten and you see results. It’s also important to remember that Invisalign is clear plastic, and most people will not even realize you’re undergoing treatment.
As far as how long the therapy takes, your dentist discusses this with you during your consultation and Invisalign planning appointment. On average, however, Invisalign takes approximately 12 months. This time period can be longer or shorter, depending on the level of treatment that your teeth require, and the recommendation from our Vallejo dentist.
Issues that Invisalign can correct include mile to moderate
- Crooked teeth
- Twisted/overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Bite abnormalities, including overbite
Invisalign in Vallejo, CA is designed to give you a straight smile and restore your confidence.
If you would like to schedule an Invisalign consultation with your dentist, or if you have questions about clear orthodontics, a member of our team is always available to schedule your appointment or answer your questions.