Downtown Dental offers patients who live or work in the downtown Los Angeles area the opportunity to learn more about invisible braces, for mild to moderate tooth alignment issues. The treatment we provide for this purpose is Invisalign. With a simple visit to our office, Dr. Don Mungcal can examine and evaluate a patient for appropriateness for this therapy. It provides great benefits for the right candidates, but it is not suitable for every need. We will answer any questions and explain what a patient should know about Invisalign.
Once deemed appropriate for Invisalign treatment, we will document a patient’s current dental condition with x-rays, photographs, and impressions of their teeth. Dr. Mungcal will evaluate these along with the patient to determine the desired outcome, before sending them to Invisalign for processing. They will be used to fabricate trays specifically for the patient to achieve optimal alignment. Once the aligners are produced according to the dentist’s specifications, therapy can begin right away!
Invisalign works gradually, improving alignment by wearing a series of trays. Every two weeks, the tray will be changed to continue the correction process. For the most effective results, trays should be worn a minimum of 20 hours each day, but should be removed for eating and dental hygiene. They can also be removed for special occasions such as business presentations or meetings or photo shoots. When treatment is completed, patients will be instructed on the use of retainers to maintain the results over a lifetime.
Teens and adults interested in learning more about Invisalign are encouraged to contact our office for a personalized consultation. Discover how to improve appearance and self-image with a device that is virtually invisible, and avoid treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign provides a more comfortable experience, with fewer visits required to the dental provider. Call Downtown Dental today for qualified and convenient care using the latest in dental technologies.
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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!