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