Is the prospect of wearing clunky metal braces holding you back from having the smile you’ve always wanted? There is another way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign treatment is a less noticeable, more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. At Modern Age Dentistry in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, West Hills, Canoga Park, Ojai, Oak View, Los Feliz, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas, California, Dr. Ali Saeghi transforms the smiles of teens and adults with Invisalign - nearly twice as quickly as with traditional braces.
Invisalign is a clear aligner that is custom-made to fit tightly on your teeth. Every two weeks, you switch to a new aligner designed to create just the right amount of force to gently shift your teeth.
Before receiving your first Invisalign aligner, Dr. Saeghi takes impressions or scans of your teeth. Using those, he maps out a treatment plan to achieve the desired results. He then explains exactly how you can expect your teeth to move and approximately how long the entire treatment will take. He checks on your progress every six weeks or so.
For the best results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners 20 - 22 hours every day, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss. Because they are nearly invisible, most people won’t even realize you are wearing them. When treatment is complete you can preserve your beautiful smile and prevent teeth from shifting out of alignment with custom-made retainers.
There are many benefits to using Invisalign over metal braces to straighten your teeth. While both options are effective in both simple and complex cases, Invisalign is unique in that it:
Invisalign aligners are lightweight, simple to use, and very effective in treating many orthodontic issues. Invisalign can help patients with overbites, crossbites, gaps between teeth, and teeth that are too crowded. Resolving these problems also prevents the decay, gum disease, and excessive wear often caused by misaligned teeth.
While not all orthodontic and dental issues can be treated with Invisalign, it may be right for you if:
Dr. Saeghi will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Schedule an appointment be calling Modern Age Dentistry or by clicking ‘Book Online.’