Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles offers the Invisalign invisible braces system to perfect your smile. This orthodontic treatment is designed and carried out from start to finish through minimal and brief visits to our office – no outside specialists required. Though Invisalign treats some of the same conditions as traditional braces, there are distinct advantages, to this option.
While Invisalign clear aligner trays are removable, patients should adhere to a strict commitment to wear theirs at least 20 hours per day. Removal should really only be done for mealtime and oral hygiene. If a patient is not committed to this schedule, then it is unrealistic to expect the best results.
One of the most desirable traits of the Invisalign system is that the alignment trays are clear, and virtually invisible to others. They do, however, require adjustment for the wearer when speaking. This will diminish as the patient becomes accustomed to wearing them.
It should be noted that Invisalign holds great potential for many patients, but it isn't meant for all conditions. This is another reason why a consultation with Dr. Mungcal is important. Evaluation of many aspects of treatment will help the dentist, as well as the patient, decide if Invisalign is the right treatment to pursue.
Another positive that most patients enjoy about Invisalign is there is no need for uncomfortable adjustments. Aligners are designed for a patient in progressive stages, and changed at scheduled intervals to transition towards goal. The movement made to teeth may be described as uncomfortable at times, rather than painful – far different from the experience with traditional braces.
While the doctor will discuss your expected outcome, do not expect results to appear overnight. Invisalign is a process that must be followed as directed in order to achieve the desired improvements. Length of treatment depends on the individual case. Commitment to the program and patience is required, and the result is well worth it. A dazzling, perfected smile is definitely worth a relatively minimal time investment to achieve the look you thought was only a dream.
Call us today to schedule a personalized Invisalign consultation. With convenient, validated parking, as well as our understanding, and respect for your valuable time, you'll enjoy a pleasant experience at Downtown Dental. In no time, you could be on your way to an improved self-image with a new Invisalign smile.
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.
Dr. Mungcal 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. Elizabeth Loftus
is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.
However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.
She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.
Dr. Mary Senstad
had always wanted to be a dentist and achieved her dream with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, AZ. Preventive and comprehensive general dentistry is her focus and she performs all dental procedures in a gentle manner to help patients feel comfortable while achieving their healthy smiles. She is committed to building strong relationships with patients and promoting trust and communication as the foundation for excellent dental care.
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.