Orthodontic treatment can be long and complex, but getting a straight smile just got a lot easier. In the past, orthodontic treatment required months of metal braces, which were both unsightly and uncomfortable. Today, our Los Angeles Invisalign dentist uses clear, removable Invisalign aligners to correct orthodontic problems.
You may benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have teeth with gaps between them, teeth that are too crowded in one or both jaws, or if your upper and lower jaws are not aligned with one another. Our expert in Invisalign in Los Angeles offers consultations during which we will examine your teeth, gums and bite to determine your candidacy. If you decide that Invisalign is right for you and you are considered a good candidate, then we can begin creating your treatment plan right away.
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The treatment plan is based on a series of X-rays, images, impressions and other dental records. We digitize the records to create a virtual model of your teeth. Our Los Angeles Invisalign dentist then makes adjustments to the position of each tooth moving them incrementally until they are properly positioned and balanced in the jaw. These movements are tracked and recorded, and your new aligners are designed based on the treatment plan that has been created.
Once your aligners have been made, you will be ready to begin treatment. Aligners need to be worn at all times, where they should only be removed when you brush and floss or when you are having a meal or snack. You may also be able to remove them for special occasions. Good dental hygiene is critical in Invisalign treatment, where you will need to brush and floss your teeth after meals and before replacing the aligners. Our expert in Invisalign in Los Angeles will explain the proper protocol and dental care during treatment. You may also need periodic checkups to ensure your teeth are progressing as expected.
Clear, smooth Invisalign aligners are comfortable and easy to wear. There are several versions of Invisalign available to meet your needs, including Invisalign Full, Invisalign Express and Invisalign Teen. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.