Invisalign®, Braces, & Orthodontics

Rocklin, CA

Orthodontics is not just about beautifying smiles; it plays a crucial role in improving overall oral health. By addressing malocclusions, orthodontic treatments contribute significantly to the well-being of patients. 

Our Rocklin, CA practice is proud to offer the latest technology and treatments in orthodontics, ensuring our patients enjoy improved oral health and lasting results. Contact us today to learn more about our orthodontic services!


The American Association of Orthodontists has stated that perhaps 75% of all Americans suffer from some degree of “irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws (malocclusion).”  Orthodontics was developed to improve the situation of patients with crooked or misplaced teeth.


Beyond aesthetic improvements, orthodontic treatments have profound effects on general health. Proper alignment of teeth can reduce the risk of periodontal diseases and tooth decay, as misaligned teeth are harder to clean and more prone to harboring harmful bacteria. Additionally, correcting malocclusions can alleviate issues related to improper jaw alignment, such as chronic headaches, neck pain, and even sleep apnea. 


Preparing for orthodontic treatment is a crucial step toward a successful outcome. This involves a comprehensive dental examination, including x-rays and possibly 3D scans, to assess the current state of the teeth and jaw. Patients should be aware of the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene throughout the treatment and be prepared for regular follow-up appointments.


If your orthodontic challenges are moderate in nature, you will find Invisalign to be simple and effective. Rather than the metal wires that are used with braces, Invisalign employs a series of smooth, clear trays that will straighten your teeth a little at a time over several months. There are five main characteristics of Invisalign that cause them to be preferred over braces by many dental patients.

  • Shorter Treatment Time – The Invisalign procedure will often take half of the time that braces will take. It is generally a 9-15 month process.
  • Simpler Oral Hygiene – Because the plastic trays slide off easily, they can readily come off every time you need to eat, brush, or floss.
  • Fewer Food Restrictions – You will be able to take off the trays whenever you eat. This means that there will be almost no food restrictions while you are in this process.
  • Better Aesthetics – These trays are made of clear plastic and are basically impossible to be spotted by others are you go through your daily routine.
  • Better Comfort Level – The plastic trays are very smooth in contrast to the annoying wires that are part of braces.

If our staff determines that Invisalign is appropriate for you, the following process will be employed:

  • The first appointment will be for the purpose of making “bite impressions” so that a series of custom-fabricated aligner trays can be made for you.
  • The custom-made trays will be shipped to our office.
  • You will need to wear each tray for approximately 20 hours per day for 2-3 weeks. Each tray in the series will bring your teeth a little more into alignment. Of course, the trays will be removed during your daily meals, brushing, and flossing.

More severe orthodontic cases will still require metal or clear braces. Your dentist will be able to help you determine which will work in your case. Clear braces function similarly to metal braces, but the brackets are tooth colored rather than metal. This can improve the aesthetics of braces by making them harder to see.


Beginning orthodontic treatment is a journey towards not only a more beautiful smile but also improved oral health. It requires commitment and patience, but the results are immensely rewarding. You’ll be able to notice a difference in your smile during the treatment itself, and with proper care and maintenance, these results will last for a lifetime. 

With today’s orthodontic technology, it’s easier than ever to get that perfect smile. So start your journey toward better oral health by calling today!


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