A fear of metal brackets and sharp wires is often what keeps adult dental patients from improving their smiles with orthodontic treatment. Whether you had braces as a teenager and your teeth have shifted years later, or if you never had orthodontic treatment before, correcting misaligned teeth can be a simple process.
Invisalign is a cutting edge straightening system utilizing clear alignment trays. Your orthodontic treatment will be practically unnoticeable to your friends and co-workers. Invisalign gives many dental patients in Los Angeles the ability to improve their smiles by gently shifting teeth into the proper position.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are created specifically for you. You simply wear each set of trays for approximately two weeks. When the designated time is up, you switch to the next tray in the series. There are no brackets and no wires, so you don’t have to visit the dentist’s office as often to have the braces checked or wires tightened. Instead, you will check in occasionally with your dentist to be sure that your teeth are realigning as expected.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The biggest benefit of Invisalign is the clear appliances. Because they are transparent, patients using Invisalign are more confident in their professional and personal lives during treatment. Additionally, the alignment trays are removable. You can take them out to eat and to clean the trays and brush your teeth. This keeps your mouth healthier than with traditional braces because it is easier to keep them cleared of food particles and bacteria that lead to cavities and gum disease.
Am I a candidate?
Invisalign can be used on teenaged and adult patients. However, the only way to know for sure if they will work for you is to visit Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. He will examine your teeth, discuss your desired results, your timeline, and your budget, proposing the best treatment plan for you.
If you’ve believe that your teeth need to be straightened, call the Downtown Dental office today to schedule a consultation.