A warm and healthy smile can be a tremendous asset in your life. If your smile isn’t as attractive as you’d like it to be due to misaligned or crooked teeth, consider the many benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, California, we offer customized Invisalign treatments tailored to your unique dental needs.
Who makes a good candidate for Invisalign?
Dr. Mungcal and our team of associate dentists can quickly and easily determine whether or not you’re a good candidate. We use x-rays and advanced scanning technology to assess your bite. That scanning technology can even show us which teeth are out of alignment and how that affects your bite.
Some folks aren’t good candidates for this treatment (at the moment) due to the poor health of their teeth or gums. If you suffer from serious dental problems like extensive tooth decay or gum disease, you’ll need to take care of these issues before undergoing Invisalign treatment. Patients with dental bridges or implants may also not be candidates for Invisalign due to potential difficulties with fitting the aligners properly to get the desired results. Our dentists can quickly and easily make this determination.
If it has been determined that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you need to commit to the guidelines of this treatment and be willing to diligently follow your dentist’s instructions to get the most out of it. This includes wearing your aligners as directed by Dr. Don Mungcal and taking good care of them between visits. Dr. Mungcal will walk you through the entire treatment so you’ll know what to expect from this orthodontic procedure.
Advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces
Although both Invisalign and traditional metal braces are effective in straightening teeth, there are distinct advantages to choosing the former over the latter. These advantages include:
- Less disruption to your oral hygiene as you can remove your Invisalign clear aligner trays when brushing and flossing your teeth
- Ability to eat your favorite foods with no restrictions because of the removable nature of clear aligners
- Better esthetic appearance during treatment as the aligners are clear and barely noticeable
- Fewer dental visits and shorter appointment times to coincide with your busy schedule
- Greater comfort and ease of treatment as there are no wires or metal parts to contend with
At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign teeth straightening. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Don Mungcal, contact us today 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!