Melissa Tuft, DDS General Dentist

Invisalign Specialist

Melisa Tuft, DDS

General Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA
If you’ve always wanted a straighter smile, but the idea of metal braces and brackets makes you cringe, find a solution with Melissa Tuft, DDS. This San Francisco, Union Square area, general dentist is a level 2 InvisalignⓇ provider and can use these gentle aligners to transform your smile and your confidence. If you live in the City by the Bay and are ready to eliminate crooked teeth and gaps and let your pearly whites show, call Dr. Tuft’s office. You can even book your initial consultation online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners allow you to straighten your misaligned teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. These aligners gently move your teeth into position and can help improve the appearance of:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

With Invisalign, you get straight teeth up to two times faster than with traditional braces, and without the pain and discomfort.

How does Invisalign work?

When you first visit Dr. Tuft, she examines your mouth to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign (in most cases, you are). She may take an impression of your teeth and gums and create a virtual 3D model of your mouth.

Dr. Tuft uses this model to create your individualized treatment plan. She provides you with a series of clear aligners made just for you. Every week or two, you substitute a new aligner for the one you’re currently wearing. Each aligner puts pressure on certain teeth, slowly shifting them into place.

Although every case is different, most Invisalign treatment plans are completed up to two times faster than with traditional braces. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tuft can give you an estimate of how long it may take to reach your goals. You’ll probably be surprised at how quickly you can straighten your smile.

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Beyond straightening your teeth quickly and effectively, Invisalign comes with a full range of benefits. These clear aligners improve how your mouth and teeth function and allow you to keep your teeth and gums cleaner and healthier by eliminating hard to reach pockets and hiding spots where food particles, germs, and bacteria reside.

Over time, this leads to a reduction in:

  • Uneven wear
  • Gum inflammation
  • Risk of decay

What’s more, Invisalign clear aligners are easy to use. You can remove your aligners when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth. You can even take them out for special events like prom, weddings, or family portraits.

If you’re ready to smile with confidence, it’s time to contact Dr. Tuft. Call today to schedule your initial consultation, or go online to book your appointment.

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