Invisalign®Los Angeles, CA
With Invisalign®, it is possible to receive the straight teeth people need to benefit oral health without needing the metal brackets of traditional braces. Patients no longer have to be embarrassed about straightening their teeth thanks to this treatment. Invisalign is a discreet alternative to braces for adults and teenagers that utilizes a series of multiple customized clear aligners.
Invisalign is a standard treatment offered at Smile Start in Los Angeles. With Invisalign, there are no metal wires or brackets that attract food particles on your teeth.
If you are interested in a teeth straightening treatment that does not need metal wires on the surface of the teeth, then call us about Invisalign today.
Benefits of Invisalign
Since the Invisalign aligners are customized to the patient's teeth, the patient will be able to have an easier experience as the teeth gradually shift into the proper alignment. The benefits of Invisalign include:
The length of time the patient needs to wear the aligners can range from several months to at least a year. This will depend on the severity of the alignment issue and how well the patient follows the Invisalign treatment.
Remove Invisalign when you Need
Unlike other treatment options, Invisalign is a removable teeth-straightening option. However, the patient should only remove the aligner trays for a short period of time since they need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. Patients can remove the aligner trays for a variety of situations, including:
Patients need to remove the aligners in order to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. If there is any food stuck between the teeth, then the clear aligners will not conceal it.
How Invisalign Works
The goal of Invisalign is to straighten teeth by gradually pushing them into the desired position. While metal braces accomplish this with brackets and wires attached to the teeth, they are not removable and make oral hygiene more difficult. Invisalign aligners do not use any brackets or wires.
The aligner trays are made using digital imaging, which allows us to design the trays with a high level of precision. This makes it possible to create aligner trays that apply the exact amount of force each tooth needs to be pushed into the proper alignment. This makes Invisalign a more comfortable option since the teeth only receive the precise amount of force instead of too much.
After about two weeks, the patient will remove the current aligner trays and switch to the next set in the series. The patient will typically wear each set for about two weeks. If the patient keeps the aligners off for too long, they will slow down the progress and prolong the treatment.
Candidates for Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment provides patients with a discreet and comfortable method of straightening teeth. With straighter teeth, the patient will not have as much difficulty cleaning them. This is due to the fact that there are fewer places that trap bits of food that a toothbrush cannot reach. There are certain things patients have to do to get the most out of it. These include:
Invisalign aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day to be effective. It is one of the reasons why they are not always recommended for children younger than 13 since they are less likely to wear it as advised consistently. Along with that, the aligner trays require regular cleaning to ensure there are not bits of plaque inside them.
Call Us Today
If you are interested in the Invisalign treatment, then give us a call today and schedule a consultation. During this appointment, we will evaluate the patient's oral health, medical history, teeth alignment and more to determine if this treatment is the solution their teeth need.
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