Invisalign Clear Braces improve health as well as appearance for Los Angeles patients


 Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, a dentist on the cutting edge of today’s techniques, can explain the benefits of treatment with Invisalign Clear Braces
A smile that’s red-carpet-ready may be the most desirable – and visible – benefit of wearing braces. But, if you’re thinking about straightening your teeth, don’t overlook the unseen health benefits that come with the gorgeous grin.

Teeth that aren’t properly aligned can contribute to a variety of health issues. These range from nagging jaw pain to serious gum infections that could be a risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Invisalign Clear Braces have become an increasingly popular choice for Los Angeles residents who want a star-quality smile and the health benefits that go with it. That’s largely because the Invisalign system can straighten teeth in less time and with less discomfort than traditional metal braces.

A better bite means better health

Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic trays, customized just for you, to gently straighten your teeth. Each tray, or aligner, is slightly different from the one before. As you change the aligners every two to three weeks, they coax misaligned teeth into the proper position, a fraction of a millimeter at a time.

The following conditions, and their associated health concerns, are well-suited to treatment with Invisalign:

  • A crowded mouth – You may have inherited a small jaw and large teeth. This leads to a crowded mouth, one of the most common problems that dentists see. Crowding can cause jaw pain, headaches, and earaches. It’s also tough to brush and floss thoroughly when teeth are wedged into spaces they were never meant to occupy. Bacteria may build up, causing cavities and potentially creating gum disease.

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  • Gaps between teeth – Spaces between your teeth can also contribute to gum disease. Food gets caught in the pockets between teeth, creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Overbite – Another common problem, the overbite, occurs when upper teeth overlap lower teeth. Overbites can erode teeth and cause jaw pain.
  • Underbite – An underbite is the result of lower teeth jutting out in front of upper teeth. Like the overbite, an underbite may erode your teeth. It also makes it difficult to chew certain foods and can even impair speech.
  • Open bite – If your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when you close your mouth, you have an open bite. Open bites also impact the ability to chew and can affect nutrition because the condition may make it difficult to bite into healthy foods like apples.
  • Crossbite - In a normal bite, the upper teeth come down slightly over the bottom teeth all the way across. If teeth don’t line up correctly in just one part of the mouth, the condition is referred to as a crossbite. For example, your upper teeth might sit behind your lower teeth on one side of your mouth. This could lead to chipped and eroded teeth, painful gum problems, and possible bone loss.

Treatment you can sink your teeth into

Image of a smilling young ladies showing their white teeth

Over 5 million people have chosen Invisalign to straighten their pearly whites and improve their health. Here’s why:

  • Clear plastic aligners are less painful than metal braces, which require the gluing of brackets to teeth and the regular tightening of wires.
  • Although plastic aligners do fit snugly, they are flexible and therefore less apt to irritate sensitive gums or scrape tender spots inside your mouth as metal braces can.
  • It’s almost impossible for the casual observer to notice that you’re wearing clear plastic aligners.
  • Those who wear aligners often see results faster than those being treated with metal braces.
  • Faster results mean fewer trips to your dentist’s office.
  • Aligners are removable for special occasions.
  • Invisalign trays are easy to care for. Take them out, clean them, pop them back in; there’s no struggling to brush and floss around wires and rubber bands.
  • You can continue to eat your favorite foods since you don’t have to worry about popcorn hulls or salad greens getting lodged in your braces.

Investing in Invisalign Clear Braces can be a life-changing, perhaps even life-saving, decision. For expert advice on Invisalign, call Dr. Don Mungcal at Downtown Dental, (213) 863-9464. He and his highly-skilled staff devote hundreds of hours annually to continuing education. They have the knowledge and training to explain the best options available and provide you with the latest treatment techniques.

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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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