10 Amazing Facts About Invisalign®

10 Facts About Invisalign® - Sacramento River Dental Group

smiling woman holds invisible bracesExperience a heightened sense of confidence with the radiance of a captivating smile, now made effortlessly attainable through Invisalign®. Since its inception in May 2000, Invisalign® has rapidly emerged as an industry frontrunner in teeth straightening, contributing to the transformation of over 5 million smiles worldwide.

At Sacramento River Dental Group in Sacramento, CA, our dedicated professionals specialize in empowering individuals of all ages—men, women, and teenagers—to realize their long-cherished dreams of a flawless smile, courtesy of the discreet Invisalign® system. However, Invisalign®’s inconspicuous method for achieving orthodontic perfection is just the beginning of its patient-adored attributes. Uncover ten exceptionally intriguing aspects of Invisalign® that might have remained beyond your knowledge.

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Every Treatment Experience Is Exceptional

The Invisalign® system utilizes a personalized sequence of removable, tailor-made plastic aligners, which you update approximately every two weeks. As each subsequent set of aligners is thoughtfully refined, your teeth undergo a methodical and subtle repositioning process, leading to the realization of your picture-perfect smile.

Our skilled dentists craft your customized treatment blueprint by harnessing the innovative Invisalign’s patented ClinCheck® technology. This advanced software empowers them to meticulously calibrate your personalized aligners, tailoring them precisely to your treatment needs.

Anticipate Your Enhanced Smile

Invisalign® dispels any uncertainties surrounding teeth straightening through its cutting-edge advancements. In your initial visit, we employ Invisalign’s iTero® Element scanner to capture a precise 3-D image of your teeth. This state-of-the-art tool empowers us to craft comprehensive previews of your forthcoming smile, ensuring you’re fully aware of the exciting transformations unfolding during your treatment.

Refined Pressure Control

At the heart of the Invisalign® tooth straightening system is precisely applying carefully controlled pressure to your teeth. This pressure is deliberately calibrated to ensure a balance of gentleness and unwavering consistency. Such a method guarantees an exceptionally comfortable journey as your teeth gracefully and consistently shift into a more optimal alignment. This process reflects our commitment to ensuring a comfortable and practical journey for you.

Advanced Composition of Invisalign® Trays

Although your Invisalign® aligner trays may appear akin to regular plastic, they are, in fact, meticulously fashioned from SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved, medical-grade thermoplastic. This cutting-edge material has been thoughtfully crafted to be free from latex, gluten, and any presence of chemicals such as bisphenol-A or bisphenol-S, highlighting our unwavering commitment to your well-being throughout your treatment.

Rapid Achievements with Invisalign®

invisible bracesEmbarking on your teeth-straightening journey with Invisalign® promises swift and remarkable results. The transformation you desire can materialize up to 50% faster compared to the traditional approach involving metal braces. This acceleration is attributed to the exceptional capabilities of Invisalign® aligner trays, which gently shift your teeth by up to one-third of a millimeter every two weeks. Throughout your treatment endeavor, the dedication to wearing your personalized aligners for 20-22 hours a day actively contributes to this expedited progress, ensuring a speedy and satisfying path to your desired smile.

Invisalign®: An Unexpected Ally in Your Wellness Journey

Experience an added benefit with Invisalign® – it can contribute to a more streamlined waistline. While your removable aligners offer the convenience of easy removal for meals and beverages, it’s paramount to prioritize cleaning both your teeth and aligners before reinserting them. This additional mindful step might encourage you to reconsider that afternoon snack, promoting healthier choices. Furthermore, we advocate staying adequately hydrated while wearing your Invisalign® aligners, achieved through consuming abundant water. This approach will help maintain the freshness and moisture of your mouth, and it also holds the potential to offer supplementary benefits related to weight loss.

Streamlined and Effortless Office Appointments

As you progress through your Invisalign® treatment journey, the dedicated Sacramento River Dental Group team conducts regular progress evaluations approximately every six weeks to ensure you’re steadily advancing. The wire-free and bracket-free design of the Invisalign® system ensures that office visits are both efficient and uncomplicated, allowing you to resume your day’s activities without delay.

Choose Invisalign® Even After Braces

Whether you’re wearing braces or have had them, switching to discreet Invisalign® aligners is often a seamless process. Our team of experts at Sacramento River Dental Group conducts a thorough consultation, collaborating closely with you to assess the potential of Invisalign® in guiding you toward achieving your ideal smile.

Invisalign®: Beyond Dental Admiration

Invisalign® has captured the hearts of more than just dental professionals; it has also become a sought-after solution for both men and women aspiring to enhance their smiles, even drawing the attention of celebrities. Since its public debut in 2000, many well-known personalities, such as Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Eva Longoria, and Oprah Winfrey, have leveraged its discreet design to achieve their smile transformations.

Invisalign®: A Comprehensive Solution for Diverse Cases

Invisalign®’s ingenious design is well-equipped to address many complex dental concerns. From resolving gaps between teeth and managing crowding to aligning overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites, Invisalign® excels across the spectrum. If you fit into these categories, the likelihood of Invisalign® being a practical solution is relatively high.

smiling woman holds clear dental alignersWhile Invisalign® presents an impressive solution, it’s essential to acknowledge that it may not be suitable for addressing significant jaw issues or severely rotated teeth. Furthermore, the effectiveness of removable aligners might be influenced if you’ve undergone dental procedures such as crowns, veneers, or bridgework. If the prospect of undergoing an Invisalign® treatment has sparked your interest, take comfort in knowing that the dedicated team at Sacramento River Dental Group is ready to provide guidance. We offer a thorough dental examination to ensure your candidacy for Invisalign® aligners. Should Invisalign® not perfectly align with your situation, the team can expertly devise an alternative treatment strategy that better suits your unique needs.

For those who wish to explore the potential of Invisalign® and seek comprehensive oral healthcare solutions, we encourage you to reach out to the Sacramento River Dental Group team and conveniently schedule your appointment online. Embark on the path to a healthier and more confident smile with us.

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Sacramento River Dental Group – Candidate Privacy Notice

Sacramento River Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

Sacramento River Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the Sacramento River Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  • Kept securely.

The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.

How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
  • All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

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