There is a long list of reasons to straighten your teeth. Misalignment can lead to a variety of oral health issues and jaw joint problems. However, for most people appearance tops the list. Crooked teeth are unsightly and embarrassing. You notice people giving you strange looks. You get nervous when you speak in business meetings. You don’t want to smile when you are on a date. There is no question, crooked teeth can interfere with your image, and your lifestyle – but so can metal braces. At Downtown Dental, we offer Invisalign, the clear choice for busy Los Angeles and West Hollywood residents.
It’s your secret
You might want to share some things with the world, but orthodontic treatment probably isn’t one of them. Invisalign straightens teeth with transparent, removable aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. People that you pass on the street, or have a brief encounter with will probably never guess that you are wearing aligners. Even in a face-to-face conversation, they are barely noticeable. If you are concerned about them showing in a photograph or during a very special event, you can remove them!
Your smile won’t slow you down
Metal braces take extra care. You need to clean behind the wires and around the brackets, which is easier said than done. Some foods need to be avoided, because they can damage the braces, or they are too difficult to remove. If you aren’t willing to dedicate enough time and effort to oral hygiene, you are likely to develop decay behind the brackets. We know that you don’t have time for that.
Invisalign aligners are removed during meals, so there are no food restrictions or embarrassing moments. After eating, you simply brush and floss as usual, clean the aligner, and pop it back in place. It’s as simple as that, and you can go on about your business. Be sure to wear the aligners at least 22-23 hours a day or your teeth will not move as fast.
If you are looking for a discreet way to straighten your smile, call 213-863-9464 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Don Mungcal.