Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was geared towards adolescents. Straightening teeth early can prevent embarrassment and oral health problems down the road. It’s a great concept, and very true. Unfortunately, things don’t always happen that way. Maybe your parents didn’t take you to an orthodontist. Maybe you didn’t wear your retainers. Maybe your teeth shifted later in life.
Whatever the reason, if you are an adult with crooked teeth, you aren’t alone. Like most adults, you probably aren’t excited about revisiting adolescence by wearing metal braces. That is why Invisalign has changed the world of orthodontics. You don’t need brackets and wires. You don’t need any metal at all to achieve a beautifully straight smile.
There is little question that Invisalign is one of the most discreet orthodontic options available. However, a great treatment is useless if it doesn’t achieve great results. How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?
Straightening the visible teeth usually only requires minor adjustment. This can be accomplished very efficiently with either system. Treatment time is typically less than full orthodontic treatment. We also offer Six Month Smiles, for super-speedy, discreet cosmetic straightening.
Metal braces are designed to correct all types of orthodontic issues. Invisalign was originally intended for minor cosmetic improvements only. That was over a decade ago, when Align Technology first introduced this innovative system. A lot can change in that length of time. Align is one of the most progressive and technologically advanced medical device manufacturers. They have consistently improved and refined the amazing technology behind Invisalign. Today, clear aligners can accomplish virtually anything that metal braces can.
Have you heard horror stories about cavities and white marks developing under braces? It can happen. Good oral hygiene helps, but it is difficult and time consuming with metal braces. Even occasionally missing plaque can take a toll after two years. Invisalign bypasses the inconvenience and the risks with removable aligners. Just pop them out before your meal. Eat whatever you want, with no difficulty. Brush and floss as usual, and then pop your aligners back in. Isn’t simplicity beautiful?
The Invisalign system is designed to fit your lifestyle and deliver amazing results. Downtown Dental has earned the status of “preferred provider” with Invisalign, and with countless delighted patients in LA, West Hollywood, and other communities in the area. It’s time for that stunning, straight smile you’ve always wanted. Call 213-863-9464 and schedule an appointment today.