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

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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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  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
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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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