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.
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan