Transform your smile with Invisalign teeth straightening in Los Angeles


Invisalign Teeth Straightening in Los Angeles area
A beautiful smile full of straight, pearly white teeth sends the message that you are happy, healthy, and confident. With Invisalign teeth straightening treatment, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without unsightly, uncomfortable metal braces. Dr. Don Mungcal, dentist at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, is an expert in working with patients to understand their cosmetic dental goals and using Invisalign to transform their smiles.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth to get similar end results as traditional braces, but instead of using metal brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth, Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of transparent removable trays.

There are many benefits of Invisalign treatment over traditional braces.
  • Nearly invisible: The Invisalign trays are clear and thin, so they are nearly invisible to others when you are talking and smiling.
  • No restrictions on what you can eat: With traditional braces, you need to avoid crunchy, sticky, and hard foods, but the Invisalign trays are completely removable, so you don’t need to limit what you eat.
  • Fast treatment time: The average treatment time for Invisalign is between 12 and 18 months, whereas traditional braces can often take up to 3 years.
  • Better oral hygiene during treatment: Since you can fully remove the Invisalign trays, you don’t need to brush around brackets and wires and can properly brush and floss all your teeth during your treatment time.
  • Comfortable: The Invisalign trays are more comfortable than braces since they don’t involve any metal or wires that can bend and poke your mouth.
  • Whiten your teeth at the same time: The aligners can serve the double function as teeth whitening trays so you can straighten and whiten your teeth at the same time. Dr. Mungcal can provide you with a professional grade whitening gel to use with your aligners for great results.

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How Invisalign works

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At a consultation appointment, Dr. Mungcal takes a series of highly precise images of your mouth. These images are used as a starting point for your discussion with the dentist about what you like and don’t like about your teeth and what your goals with the Invisalign treatment are. Then, the dentist uses the latest software technology to create images that show you what your end results will look like with Invisalign treatment. Dr. Mungcal takes a shared approach to decision-making about your Invisalign treatment so that your end results will match your goals and you are completely satisfied.

Based on your current mouth and your projected end results, a series of Invisalign trays are then custom-made for your teeth. The first trays will begin to slightly shift your teeth into the correct position. You will then switch out the trays for the next set of trays approximately two weeks later, which then further shift your teeth. This process is repeated with new sets of trays every two weeks as your teeth progressively shift into their optimal position, which typically takes about 12 to 18 months total. The total amount of time it takes depends on your initial tooth position and the way your jaw bites down.

During the time that you are being treated with Invisalign, you will see the dentist about once every six weeks to check on your progress and receive your next batch of trays. When you put new trays in, you may feel some slight discomfort. This typically goes away within a couple of days and any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol. You may also feel like your teeth are slightly loose. The loose tooth sensation is normal and occurs because as your teeth move, your gums take time to shift their position around the teeth. Once your teeth are in their final position, your gums will permanently affix to them and your teeth will no longer feel loose.

The cost of Invisalign is similar to the cost of traditional braces. Dental insurance typically covers a portion of orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign treatment is typically covered under this category. The team at Downtown Dental can help you determine whether the treatment is covered and if so, how much of the cost will be covered.

Dr. Don Mungcal is committed to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Take the first step in transforming your smile by calling Downtown Dental at (213) 863-9464 to schedule your appointment today.

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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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