Your smile impacts your self confidence and can influence your personal and professional lives. You may have considered straightening your teeth and enhancing your smile but have been turned off by the thought of traditional braces. Located in Los Angeles, Dr. Don Mungcal offers clear braces in the form of Invisalign to straighten teeth without noticeable metal brackets.
Key points about Invisalign
Aligner trays are a popular orthodontic choice for adults because they are convenient, removable, and subtle. Invisalign is an effective treatment for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs.
- Custom trays – Invisalign trays are created individually for each patient.
- Comfortable – Aligner trays have no wires to adjust or tighten. Instead, gentle pressure on the teeth shifts them into proper alignment.
- Removable – Trays can be taken out to eat, brush, and floss.
- Nearly invisible – Invisalign trays are made of clear plastic and are not immediately noticeable to the general public.
Following your consultation, impressions of your teeth are sent out for the creation of your custom Invisalign trays. Each tray is worn for a specified amount of time every day, preferably only being removed while eating or caring for your teeth. After a couple weeks, that tray set is discarded and a new set is worn. Changing trays allows for a different placement of pressure so the teeth continue their gradual shift. Your dentist assesses your teeth periodically.
One of the most important things to remember with aligner trays is that you control the success. Since the trays are removable, you decide how often you wear them. Not abiding by your dentist’s instructions can hinder your results meaning you may need additional treatment in the future. By wearing the aligner trays for the recommended amount of time, you increase your likelihood of optimal results.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your orthodontic needs, contact Downtown Dental today. Our warm, helpful staff would be happy to schedule your appointment. 213-863-9464.
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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!