Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Is yours as beautiful as it could be or do crooked or out of line teeth make you unsure about flashing your smile? If you have misaligned teeth, but have been avoiding having them fixed because you want to avoid the appearance of metal braces, you’re in luck. Dr. Don Mungcal of the Los Angeles dental practice, Downtown Dental, knows that the appearance of your smile is important to you how you look and feel.
With that in mind, Dr. Mungcal offers his patients Invisalign to improve their smile without using traditional metal braces. Invisalign works by utilizing a series of pre-fabricated plastic aligner trays that move teeth in incremental phases.
You will wear the clear, plastic aligners nearly all the time. The trays can be removed to eat or for brushing, but for optimal results they should stay in your mouth at all other times. Each tray is worn for two weeks before moving onto the next tray in the series. The length of treatment depends on how much of a change you are looking to make to your teeth. Patients who have more misalignment will wear the trays longer than those patients who only need to make small adjustments.
Invisalign offers patients convenience and privacy that traditional orthodontic treatment does not. The trays are practically invisible, so most people won’t be able to recognize that you’re wearing them. Additionally, because Invisalign doesn’t include wires that need to be tightened in the dentist’s office, you simply move onto the next tray when the time is up. Instead of visiting the dentist every month, you cut your number of visits down to one every six weeks to ensure that you’re alignment is progressing on schedule.
Invisalign is a perfect solution for busy adults who want straighter teeth without the look of a mouth full of metal braces and the inconvenience of frequent trips to the dentist. If you think it’s time to straighten your teeth and get that smile that you want to show off, call the office of Downtown Dental today to schedule a consultation and be on your way to a healthier, happier smile.