Invisalign clear aligners braces

INVISALIGN ® IN ENCINO & GLENDALE, CA

 

Orthodontics LA orthodontists are CERTIFIED invisalign providers.

Invisalign is a clear removable tray that provides tooth movement. It is esthetic, and can barely be seen by peers. Also, it does not have metal attachments and wires. Thus, brushing and flossing is easy.

It is recommended to remove invisalign when eating or drinking, and when brushing your teeth.

Invisalign works by providing a small amount of tooth movement with each aligner tray. You will be given several trays (number depending on your customized treatment plan), and each tray will be worn for two weeks each.

You will visit your orthodontist about every six to ten weeks to monitor your treatment.

Invisalign Is The Best Alternative to Metal Braces

Clear or invisible braces is the term many consumers use when they talk options that don’t include traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are convenient, comfortable, and less noticeable than traditional braces. No matter what stage you’re at in life, Invisalign aligners works perfectly well with both teenagers and adults.

 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners is a cutting-edge teeth alignment treatment that has a minimal interference in how you live but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.

These aligners are clear plastic braces that work as a perfect alternative to straightening your teeth. These new aligners allow you to avoid those uncomfortable traditional braces that require tight wire and brackets. Invisalign  aligners are completely clear and are designed to align perfectly with your teeth.

These aligners that can be easily removed, just remember to but them back on.  Invisalign simply allows you to live a normal and worry free life. You can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, brushing your teeth, flossing, and for social events. Remember the more you have them on the faster your journey will be to having perfectly align teeth.

 

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign works by providing a small amount of tooth movement with each aligner tray. You will be given several trays (number depending on your customized treatment plan), and each tray will be worn for two weeks each.

 

Benefits to Using Invisalign Aligners

The benefits to using Invisalign is that it’s clearest form of tooth alignment treatment. They’re not invisible but we are positive that many people won’t even notice you are wearing Invisalign aligners.  Aside from the clear look, they are also easily removable so you can enjoy your food without worrying about food getting stuck between your braces. These are the two main reasons why may adults and teens have switched to Invisalign treatment.

 

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign Aligners?

Currently Invisalign is an option available for only teens and adults. Younger children currently don’t have these aligners as a viable option. Patients going through the invisalign treatment must have the discipline to put the aligners on and remember to them out when they are suppose to. Forgetting will cause major delays during this treatment.

Adults

You probably wanted to have straighten teeth for a while, but at this stage in your adult life, metal braces is not a choice you are willing to accept. Invisalign clear aligners offer adults the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with traditional braces.

Teens

Invisalign aligners are perfect for any teen especially if they are involved in extracurricular activities. Invisalign gives teen the flexibility to remove them before eating, taking a photo for the yearbook, going to a school dance, participating in a sporting event, or attending any social event. Invisalign simply works for anyone at any stage of their lives.

 

How To Get Invisalign Aligners

Make an appointment with an Orthodontist

To start this journey, contact the nearest orthodontist near you for a consultation.

Invisalign isn’t right for all patients, and a orthodontist can help you determine if you will benefit from the Invisalign treatment or if you require other treatments.

During your Visit

The orthodontist will detect what type of issues your teeth may have. This will include overbite, underbite, crossbite, or crowded teeth. Once a orthodontist conducts a check up, you may require x-rays to help him determine what your teeth require.

If your orthodontist finds that invisalign can’t be used to straighten your smile, then the orthodontist will give you other alternatives.

Keep in mind that it’s important to be completely honest with your orthodontist. Your lifestyle, habits, and preferences can determine if invisalign is the best option you want to invest in.

Your consultation will go over the cost for the treatment, as well as the amount of time you’ll spend in treatment. Treatments can last a little as a few months to several years.

Making Your Custom Invisalign

The process begins once your orthodontist determines that Invisalign option  best option and they have your consent.

The journey begins with using a scanner that will create a 3D image of you teeth. These 3D images will help us generate a customized aligner for your teeth. Your aligners are then shaped to your teeth as well as your gums. This process ensures us that these aligners will fit comfortable with your teeth.

Once you put the Invisalign aligners for the first time, your orthodontist will check them to make sure nothing is poking your gums or hurting your teeth.

Be honest with the orthodontist and let him know if the Invisalign aligners exceeds normal discomfort. Feel free to ask your orthodontist questions. They are more than happy to help you answer any questions you have about your Invisalign aligners. Call if you think of any questions or should any issues arise.

What To Expect Once During the Invisalign Treatment

Like we mention above, the Invisalign aligner you will be wearing can vary in time. Your orthodontist will set an amount of time for your treatment.

We recommended you wear the aligners as often as possible and only removing them for eating, flossing, or brushing your teeth.

We also recommend you remove your invisalign aligners if you’re drinking anything else other than water. This will help you minimize your chances of developing tooth decay or staining your aligners.

Brush and floss your teeth normally, but be sure to brush your teeth more often after meals.  

Your orthodontist will require for a scheduled check-up every six to ten weeks. Your orthodontist will check to make sure you are on track to finish the treatment. This check up also give you an opportunity to pick up a new set of Invisalign aligners if you need them.

After the Treatment

Once the treatment has been completed, we will receive retainers to help stabilize the correction. Don’t worry it will not be necessary to wear your retainer all day like you did during your treatment. We found that wearing them every night was sufficient.

It is important that you wear the retainers as instructed by your orthodontist. Failure to wear the retainers may result in undesirable movement of teeth, or having to go through a re-treatment.

Taking Care of Retainers

Please keep retainers away from heaters, dishwashers, car dashboards, or anything temperatures exceeding 115 degrees Fahrenheit.

Keep retainers in the proper case when they are not in the patient’s mouth.

Keep them away from pets and small children.

Clean retainers before and after putting them in the mouth. Clean by gentle scrubbing with a toothbrush with a denture cleaning solution. Your orthodontist will give you further instructions about cleaning your retainers.

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