It is the desire to have a healthy, attractive smile that leads people to undergo orthodontic treatment. Invisalign, with its clear plastic aligner tray system, makes it easier to obtain the smile you have long wanted. Throughout the course of treatment, which can be completed within six to eighteen months, your aligners will be barely noticeable to others. The added benefit to Invisalign is that aligners can be removed so that you can continue eating your favorite foods, and brush and floss without brackets and wires getting in the way.
A team effort
Completing your Los Angeles CA Invisalign treatment takes a team. Your dentist designs your treatment plan around your needs and goals. Our team works with you through the process, tracking progress along the way. In the end, though, you are the key to your own success with Invisalign. You are the one who has worn aligner trays as recommended, and maintained optimal oral hygiene practices throughout your course of treatment. For your efforts, you should be rewarded with a beautiful lasting smile.
A work in progress
Orthodontic treatment, whether with Invisalign or standard metal bracket and wire braces, is not the end of the requirements for a healthy smile. Invisalign works by placing constant, gentle pressure on teeth. This pressure works against the natural inclination of the underlying ligaments. Upon the completion of orthodontic treatment, these ligaments will want to return to their former positions. For this reason, follow up to braces or Invisalign is necessary.
Retaining beauty is easy
The follow up to orthodontic treatment remains consistent, regardless of your chosen form of treatment. Your dentist will design a retainer for you to wear daily, in place of braces. Retainers may be fixed or removable, and can be maintained for years with proper wear and care. It is important to wear a retainer as advised by your dentist, to keep teeth in their new alignment. Failing to wear a retainer may lead to orthodontic relapse, and the need for a new retainer, or even a second round of orthodontic correction.
When you invest into your smile with orthodontic treatment, you want your results to last. Following Invisalign with a retainer is the easiest way to maintain a beautifully straight smile for life.