Invisalign® in Bakersfield, CA

Straightening Teeth One Clear Aligner at a Time

If you’re looking for a discreet and effective way to straighten your teeth in Bakersfield, Invisalign® may be the solution for you. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, making it a comfortable and convenient treatment option.

Dr. Jonathan Garger offers Invisalign in Bakersfield as a way to improve both oral health and smile appearance. If you’re ready to see if Invisalign treatment suits your dental health needs, contact our Bakersfield dental office today at 661-664-9900.

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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Unlike traditional braces using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and removable.

One of the main advantages of Invisalign in Bakersfield is its discreet appearance, making it popular among adults and teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. The removable nature of the aligners allows for easier maintenance of oral hygiene and the ability to eat comfortably without dietary restrictions.

Why Straight Teeth Matter for Oral Health

Having straight teeth isn’t just about looking good and feeling confident; it’s also important for your oral health. Benefits of straight teeth include:

  • Easier Cleaning: Straight teeth are easier to clean as there are fewer hard-to-reach areas where plaque and food particles can accumulate.
  • Improved Gum Health: Crooked or misaligned teeth can create pockets between the teeth and gums where bacteria can thrive, leading to gum inflammation and periodontal disease. Straight teeth are less likely to trap bacteria, promoting healthier gums.
  • Reduced Risk of Tooth Wear: When teeth are properly aligned, they come together evenly when biting and chewing, reducing the risk of excessive wear on certain teeth. Misaligned teeth can cause uneven wear patterns, leading to premature tooth wear and potential dental issues.
  • Better Jaw Alignment: Straight teeth contribute to proper jaw alignment, which can alleviate problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and associated jaw pain.
  • Improved Speech: Misaligned teeth can affect speech patterns, leading to difficulties in pronunciation and communication. Straight teeth can help improve speech clarity and articulation.
  • Decreased Risk of Dental Injuries: Protruding or crowded teeth are more susceptible to damage from accidental impacts or trauma. Straightening teeth can reduce the risk of dental injuries by aligning them properly within the mouth.
  • Enhanced Confidence and Self-Esteem: A straight, attractive smile can boost confidence and self-esteem, improving social interactions and overall well-being.

With the help of Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry services, our Bakersfield dentist can help you achieve your dream smile.

What Do Invisalign Aligners Fix?

Invisalign aligners can correct a wide range of alignment issues, including:

To determine your candidacy for Invisalign, contact Dr. Garger to set up a consultation at our Bakersfield dental office.

Benefits of Invisalign

Patients can enjoy various benefits with Invisalign:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Comfortable 
  • Removable
  • Easy care
  • Better oral health
  • Predictable results
  • Fewer office visits
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How Invisalign Treatment Works

The Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation, where our dentist evaluates your teeth to determine if Invisalign is suitable. Digital impressions or molds of your teeth are then taken to create a personalized treatment plan using advanced computer software. Custom-made clear aligners are fabricated based on this plan, which you wear for 20 to 22 hours per day, changing them every 1 to 2 weeks. These aligners gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. Periodic check-ups with your orthodontist monitor progress and provide new aligners as needed. Once treatment is complete, retainers may be recommended to maintain the results.

How Much Does Invisalign Treatment Cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on several factors, but generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000. Factors that influence the cost include:

  • The severity of your orthodontic issues
  • Length of treatment
  • Your dentist or orthodontist’s location and experience
  • Dental insurance coverage
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Achieve a Straighter, Healthier Smile at Gentle Family Dentistry

Don’t let crooked or misaligned teeth hold you back from feeling confident and happy. Dr. Jonathan Garger is here to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile with Invisalign clear aligners. Contact our Bakersfield dental office today at 661-664-9900 to schedule your Invisalign consultation.