You may have heard of Invisalign. This system of orthodontic aligners has become incredibly popular, with more than 2.6 million patients treated globally. You may have also heard dental veneers referred to as “instant orthodontics.”
Invisalign became available in the United States in 1999. Initially, it was considered a tool for cosmetic straightening only. The technology has continued to evolve, and today Invisalign can address many complex cases and bite problems, as well as creating beautifully straight smiles.
Patients love Invisalign because:
- Aligners area transparent. Most people won’t even realize you are wearing them.
- Aligners are removable, for a clean and fresh mouth.
- Aligners are smooth and comfortable.
- A typical treatment plan takes about a year.
- Results can last a lifetime with conscientious retainer wear.
Dental veneers are thin layers of lustrous porcelain, expertly crafted to fit over the front surfaces of teeth that show when you smile. They can disguise a multitude of imperfections, including minor misalignment. Porcelain veneers close gaps from uneven spacing, and make teeth look straight and uniform in shape and size. In just two to three visits, you can have a dazzling straight smile. With good hygiene and regular dental checkups, veneers can last many years before needing to be replaced.
No single dental service is right for every patient who wants a straight smile. Dr. Mungcal takes plenty of time to understand your goals, budget, schedule, lifestyle, and oral health. Then he explains treatment options to help you get a look you’ll love.
For more information on the best cosmetic dental services in Los Angeles, including Invisalign and porcelain veneers, call Downtown Dental at 213-863-9464.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental School
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!