Los Angeles, CA area dentist answers, how does treatment with Invisalign work?

Invisalign Treatment in Los Angeles Area

At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team of professionals provide a variety of solutions for enhancing the smile. When patients in Los Angeles are struggling with imperfect alignment of the teeth, they may feel as though their only solution is conventional braces. Luckily, with continued dental advancements, patients now have other orthodontic alternatives available to them, including Invisalign treatment. Many patients want to know, how does Invisalign work?

Invisalign explained

What is Invisalign? How does it improve the alignment of the smile? Is it right for me? Many individuals who have an imperfectly aligned smile may want to find out more about alternatives such as Invisalign. Invisalign is a solution that was developed to provide patients a way to realign the smile without the need for metal brackets and wires. Instead of moving teeth in the more traditional way, Invisalign does so with the use of aligner trays. These trays snap over the dental arch and provide gentle movement. The primary benefit of Invisalign is the ability to straighten the teeth in a discreet manner. Invisalign trays are fabricated with clear, advanced plastics that are practically impossible to distinguish from the natural teeth when patients are wearing them. This allows patients to improve their smile without feeling embarrassed at how it looks during treatment.

The trays

The clear trays are the key to realignment of the smile. These trays are easy for patients to place and remove. Patients receive an entire series of trays. Each tray is worn in order, for two weeks at a time. Once the two weeks is over, patients use the next tray. By the time the final tray is used, the teeth are repositioned into their proper locations. The final tray is sometimes used as a retainer that patients can wear at night to maintain the alignment of their teeth when treatment is completed.

How are the trays made?

Trays are fabricated once patients undergo a series of digitized impressions which are sent to the Invisalign laboratories to create the entire series at once. The digitized impressions are altered to create the final appearance of the smile, and they gradually achieve the results over the course of treatment. This is all done with computerized systems to create the smile of your dreams!

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is highly desirable for many reasons. It is:

  • Comparable in cost to traditional braces
  • A fast way to reposition the teeth
  • Great for patients with mild to moderate misalignment
  • A discreet method of enhancing the smile
  • Smooth and comfortable to wear
  • Easy to remove for brushing and flossing
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Is Invisalign better than braces?

For many of our patients, Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to traditional orthodontia. We encourage patients to consider this treatment because of its many benefits, and we welcome patients who are interested in moving forward with this or other orthodontic solutions. Invisalign is gaining in popularity as patients realize how simple it is to undergo and how discreet it can be. We welcome patients to schedule consultation appointments with our team to find out if this treatment would be right for them.

What if I am not a candidate for Invisalign?

At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team of professionals provide a variety of solutions for enhancing the smile

Not everyone is a proper candidate for treatments such as Invisalign. When this happens, our team of professionals may still encourage patients to visit a traditional orthodontist to determine if conventional braces are an option for treatment. Depending on the issue at hand, we may have some solutions. For example, patients looking to close a gap between their front teeth can use porcelain veneers or composite resin bonding to address the same issue.

Schedule an appointment today at Downtown Dental

Are you ready to discuss orthodontic treatment with a dentist in downtown Los Angeles? Are you looking for a solution that is aesthetic and effective without the need for metal brackets and wires? Are you interested in working with a dentist who has many years of experience in providing orthodontic alternatives for patients? If this sounds like you, we encourage you to contact Dr. Don Mungcal and his team to discuss the advantages of Invisalign treatment! The practice is conveniently located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204 and can be reached by phone at 213-863-9464.

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Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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