Dental practice in Los Angeles, CA explains the benefits of Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces


Downtown Dental. Dr. Don Mungcal and his team are committed to the health, function, and beauty of patients’ smiles.
In Los Angeles, CA, patients seeking a dental practice that offers a variety of services under one roof are encouraged to visit Downtown Dental. Dr. Don Mungcal and his team are committed to the health, function, and beauty of patients’ smiles. Whether you are seeking general dentistry or cosmetic work, we can help! One of our highly desired treatments is Invisalign, an alternative to traditional braces. There are many benefits to Invisalign over conventional orthodontics for our patients to consider.

Invisalign explained

Many patients are interested in finding out how Invisalign works. Instead of using brackets and wires as traditional braces require, Invisalign uses aligner trays. Trays are made of clear plastic and are worn day and night to reposition the teeth. An entire series of trays is made from start to finish, and each tray is worn for two weeks at a time before progressing to the next aligner. The trays are removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. When patients comply with their treatment, they can completely change their smile, usually within a year or less, depending on the severity of their misalignment. Mild to moderate misalignment can be addressed with this method, as well as poor bite alignment.

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What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Many patients in the area of Los Angeles, CA consider Invisalign because of its many benefits.

  • Patients who consider Invisalign are often interested in a discreet treatment. The trays are clear and hard to distinguish from the natural teeth, making them highly desirable for both teenagers and adults.
  • Invisalign uses amazing technology to create the trays from digitized impressions. The entire series is created from the start, so patients do not have to return to the dental office every two weeks to obtain their new trays.
  • Patients find out how easy it is to use Invisalign, as well as how simple it can be to take care of them. By being able to remove the trays for brushing and flossing, many patients experience better oral health throughout the process, as they do not have to work around brackets and wires that are not removable.
  • Invisalign provides fast results. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment can achieve their new look within six to twelve months in most situations with proper compliance.
  • Patients find Invisalign trays to be incredibly comfortable. They are made of smooth plastic and fit precisely over the teeth without adding unwanted bulk. The smooth plastic is easier on the surrounding soft tissues, while many patients with metal brackets and wires experience poking and soreness around their brackets.
  • Invisalign is an affordable option for many of our patients, often comparable in cost to traditional braces.
  • Dr. Don Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental are here to assist Los Angeles, CA
  • Patients love the fact that they can continue to visit their primary dentist for their orthodontic treatment instead of starting over with another professional they do not already know and trust. Patients only come in about every six weeks throughout treatment to monitor their progress, but do not have to undergo adjustments of brackets and wires as patients do with an orthodontist.
  • Our practice understands that some dental work can be costly for a family’s budget. We offer convenient financing plans for patients who need to space out payments to make their treatments more affordable. We work with individuals and their dental insurance companies to get them the best rate and to help them better understand the coverage they have with their insurance plan. We want patients to have the opportunity to improve their smiles without being hindered by cost.

Contact us to discuss Invisalign

Dr. Don Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental are here to assist Los Angeles, CA area patients with a wide range of solutions for their smiles. If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of using Invisalign over traditional braces, we welcome you to our practice for a consultation visit. Call our staff today at 213-863-9464 to schedule your visit at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204. New patients are welcome to our state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Ghalambor
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.

One of the three pillars of Downtown Dental, Dr. Ghalambor is recognized for his commitment to preventive dentistry and ensuring that his patients have a positive attitude towards oral health and dental care.

Upon graduating from Hope International University and USC, he continues to provide his patients with genuine and quality treatment. His passion for dentistry goes beyond the title of a dentist and is more than just a job to him. Dr. Ghalambor has spent his time on international humanitarian visits to rural areas in countries where he assisted in providing complimentary dental services for poverty-stricken communities.

His commitment and passion are what makes him stand out amongst his colleagues as a dental professional.

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The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

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