Los Angeles, CA area dentist answers, how does treatment with Invisalign work?


Dr. Don Mungcal, at Downtown Dental
At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team of professionals provide a variety of solutions for enhancing the smile. When patients in Los Angeles are struggling with imperfect alignment of the teeth, they may feel as though their only solution is conventional braces. Luckily, with continued dental advancements, patients now have other orthodontic alternatives available to them, including Invisalign treatment. Many patients want to know, how does Invisalign work?

Invisalign explained

What is Invisalign? How does it improve the alignment of the smile? Is it right for me? Many individuals who have an imperfectly aligned smile may want to find out more about alternatives such as Invisalign. Invisalign is a solution that was developed to provide patients a way to realign the smile without the need for metal brackets and wires. Instead of moving teeth in the more traditional way, Invisalign does so with the use of aligner trays. These trays snap over the dental arch and provide gentle movement. The primary benefit of Invisalign is the ability to straighten the teeth in a discreet manner. Invisalign trays are fabricated with clear, advanced plastics that are practically impossible to distinguish from the natural teeth when patients are wearing them. This allows patients to improve their smile without feeling embarrassed at how it looks during treatment.

The trays

The clear trays are the key to realignment of the smile. These trays are easy for patients to place and remove. Patients receive an entire series of trays. Each tray is worn in order, for two weeks at a time. Once the two weeks is over, patients use the next tray. By the time the final tray is used, the teeth are repositioned into their proper locations. The final tray is sometimes used as a retainer that patients can wear at night to maintain the alignment of their teeth when treatment is completed.

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How are the trays made?

Trays are fabricated once patients undergo a series of digitized impressions which are sent to the Invisalign laboratories to create the entire series at once. The digitized impressions are altered to create the final appearance of the smile, and they gradually achieve the results over the course of treatment. This is all done with computerized systems to create the smile of your dreams!

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is highly desirable for many reasons. It is:

  • Comparable in cost to traditional braces
  • A fast way to reposition the teeth
  • Great for patients with mild to moderate misalignment
  • A discreet method of enhancing the smile
  • Smooth and comfortable to wear
  • Easy to remove for brushing and flossing

Is Invisalign better than braces?

For many of our patients, Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to traditional orthodontia. We encourage patients to consider this treatment because of its many benefits, and we welcome patients who are interested in moving forward with this or other orthodontic solutions. Invisalign is gaining in popularity as patients realize how simple it is to undergo and how discreet it can be. We welcome patients to schedule consultation appointments with our team to find out if this treatment would be right for them.

What if I am not a candidate for Invisalign?

At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team of professionals provide a variety of solutions for enhancing the smile
Not everyone is a proper candidate for treatments such as Invisalign. When this happens, our team of professionals may still encourage patients to visit a traditional orthodontist to determine if conventional braces are an option for treatment. Depending on the issue at hand, we may have some solutions. For example, patients looking to close a gap between their front teeth can use porcelain veneers or composite resin bonding to address the same issue.

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Are you ready to discuss orthodontic treatment with a dentist in downtown Los Angeles? Are you looking for a solution that is aesthetic and effective without the need for metal brackets and wires? Are you interested in working with a dentist who has many years of experience in providing orthodontic alternatives for patients? If this sounds like you, we encourage you to contact Dr. Don Mungcal and his team to discuss the advantages of Invisalign treatment! The practice is conveniently located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204 and can be reached by phone at 213-863-9464.

  • 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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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.
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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!
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