Invisalign® Treatment in Walnut Creek, CA
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What Is Invisalign Orthodontics?
Straight, well-aligned teeth not only offer a confident, gorgeous smile, but they also tend to be healthier and easier to maintain. Dental challenges, including overcrowded teeth and a misaligned bite, may also result in further dental health complications that might possibly have consequences for your ability to eat and speak normally, which could be more expensive to repair. In order to help patients enjoy the advantages of a healthy and attractive grin, our office is pleased to offer Invisalign (and other) clear aligners to adults and teenagers in Walnut Creek, CA. This clear aligner treatment process straightens teeth through removable, nearly invisible aligner trays, providing a less obvious appearance and a simple treatment alternative to traditional orthodontics. Find out if Invisalign/clear aligner treatment is ideal for your smile by reserving a private consultation at Life Dental & Orthodontics.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Invisalign (and other clear aligner brands) orthodontics functions via a set of clear removable trays that steadily direct your teeth into their ideal location. To begin your care, our Walnut Creek, CA team will take an impression of your lower and upper teeth, which will be sent to the special lab where your unique teeth aligners will be fabricated. After the aligners are received at our facility, our staff will ask you to come back in to receive your beginning pair and discuss instructions on how to wear them. These aligners must be worn over your teeth for a minimum of 20 – 22 hours each day and only taken out just before brushing, flossing your teeth, eating, or drinking. Following a schedule of 1 – 2-week intervals, you must swap your current set of aligners for the next in succession. A member of our team will help you book monthly follow-up assessments at Life Dental & Orthodontics so our experienced dentist can monitor your teeth straightening progress.
Life Dental & Orthodontics Reviews
Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.
Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!
I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!
A bit challenging to say "loved it" for a visit to the dentist, but we have been clients of Dr. Brian Hockel and his father before him for close to thirty years. We have been very pleased with the dental service, the staff and the facilities. Dr. Brian is very skilled and goes out of his way to provide holistic, thorough and caring treatment. He's a fine dentist (and a good musician and magician, as well). His staff is excellent. They are very well trained , friendly and empathetic.
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
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An Attractive, Confident Smile
Address overcrowded teeth and improve an imbalanced bite with clear aligners which we're proud to offer via both Invisalign and other brands. These transparent teeth aligner trays from Life Dental & Orthodontics progressively shift teeth to enhance an individual's speaking and eating abilities while establishing a confident, attractive smile. Set up your private consultation at our Walnut Creek, CA facility to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment or to get started with your orthodontic care.