Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces for aesthetically pleasing correction of most bite irregularities. Lacking brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners straighten teeth gradually through successive replacement until treatment is complete. Although Invisalign is often chosen for its virtual invisibility, the system also offers other benefits related to oral health and convenience during treatment. Here is more about these benefits, who is a candidate and how our expert in Invisalign in Beverly Hills, in heart of Los Angeles, offers this treatment.
Patients who choose Invisalign for its ability to correct teeth discreetly will be pleased to find that the system is also more comfortable, convenient and supportive of oral health compared to alternatives. With smooth plastic instead of metal brackets, the aligners are unlikely to abrade sensitive oral tissues. Because the aligners are removable, patients are free to eat cold foods and do not have to worry about breakage during physical activity. Brushing and flossing can be performed as usual after removing the aligners, reducing risks of tooth decay and gum disease as a result.
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Invisalign requires fully developed jaws to work, which means that only adults and some older adolescents are candidates for the standard Invisalign system. When patients have certain severe bite irregularities, Invisalign may be insufficient as a sole orthodontic solution. In these cases, our Beverly Hills Invisalign expert may recommend a combination of Invisalign with other oral appliances or headgear.
Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation in which our expert in Invisalign in Beverly Hills, in heart of Los Angeles, takes dental impressions for use in making the custom aligners. Depending on the extent of correction required, treatment may require 20 to 30 aligners, which are switched out during regular appointments that are also used to monitor progress. Although some discomfort can be expected with new aligners, pain is significantly less than what is associated with wire tightening during treatment with metal braces.
After Invisalign treatment is complete, our Beverly Hills Invisalign expert gives patients retainers to wear for a specified amount of time to preserve results. In the long term, patients enjoy not only an improved appearance but also a lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease and TMJ. To learn more about Invisalign treatment and options, patients can contact our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist to schedule a consultation.