A gorgeous, healthy smile, without misaligned teeth, is not just for those in the public eye. We all deserve to enjoy life to the fullest, with the ability to smile openly. When teeth are turned, gapped, or otherwise not in their proper positions, the urge to smile can be greatly diminished. These common conditions also affect oral health, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Improving both the health and the aesthetic of the smile used to involve the lengthy process of metal braces, but not anymore. Our patients in West Hollywood, and the surrounding areas, can see a vast improvement with comfortable, convenient Invisalign treatment.
The aligner method of straightening teeth was an innovation of the 1940s, but it took several decades for the technology to improve to a point where real-life treatment could be considered practical. Even in the 1970s, the process was long and tedious, leaving traditional braces as the most effective orthodontics of the time. Today, computer technology has perfected the process of aligner-based orthodontics, requiring one set of impressions rather than several. Using this technology, an entire set of Invisalign aligners are created to progress each patient through treatment based on his or her physical particulars.
Invisalign is not merely a cosmetic orthodontic treatment; it has the ability to correct:
- Overbite, where upper teeth jut out farther than lower teeth.
- Crossbite, where the upper and lower jaws are out of alignment with one another, resulting in some upper teeth falling on the inside of lower teeth. This tends to occur at the sides and front of the mouth.
- Gaps between teeth. Whether present from the time permanent teeth developed in the jaw, or because of shifting, gaps can be corrected with Invisalign.
- Relapse after standard orthodontic treatment, even years after braces have been removed.
Through years of clinical use, the Invisalign process has been proven highly effective in transforming smiles into beautiful, functional features. Barely noticeable, this form of orthodontics is appealing for teens and adults who have avoided receiving treatment due to the stigma of traditional braces.
You can enjoy your most beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us to discover the benefits of Invisalign.