Cosmetic improvements to your smile can include a variety of procedures. Veeners, bonding, and teeth whitening are all popular cosmetic dental treatments. However, orthodontics is the treatment that can have the most significant impact on the appearance of your smile.
Often the word “orthodontics” brings to mind images of an adolescent kid with metal brackets, sharp wires, and colorful rubber bands. This image is not typically what adult orthodontic patients want to project when approaching a dentist for help straightening his or her teeth. The good news is that patients now have a better option with Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign has given adult, and teen, patients in West Hollywood, CA, straighter and more aesthetically appealing teeth without anyone being able to tell that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. In addition to the clear, nearly invisible appearance of the alignment trays, Invisalign also offers other benefits.
Such benefits include being able to remove the appliance to brush your teeth and clean the trays. This process ensures that your teeth stay healthy and clear of bacteria. Traditional braces can make brushing and flossing more challenging which can lead to cavities or weakness in the teeth. The trays can also be removed when eating, which means that none of your favorite foods will be off limits during your treatment period.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that they are more comfortable for the patient than traditional braces. Metal braces have sharp edges and wires that can cut or scratch the inside of the mouth. Additionally, the brackets and wires can break causing pain and bleeding. On the other hand, the Invisalign trays are made of thin and comfortable plastic and are gentle to the soft tissue of your mouth.
If you’re ready to improve your smile and straighten your teeth, call Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental for a consultation. He will talk with you about your desired results and, together, you and Dr. Mungcal will decide if Invisalign is right for you. Dr. Mungcal is a certified Invisalign provider who has given countless patients the smile they want, and deserve and he can do the same for you.