Throughout our many years in dentistry, new procedures and ideas have come and gone. The most sought-after treatment, by far, is the Invisalign system. Our patients are pleased with their results as well as with the way Invisalign works.
To begin your Invisalign treatment, our cosmetic dentist in North Hollywood takes a digital scan of your teeth. The image goes to the Invisalign dental lab. At the lab technicians use the information to plan the movement of your teeth during your treatment. After planning the future tooth adjustments, a technician makes a series of 20 to 25 clear plastic alignment trays. These clear trays are thin, lightweight, and slide over your top and bottom teeth.
Invisalign works by using the alignment trays to guide your teeth into the optimal position in your mouth. This process happens gradually, and your Invisalign treatment usually is finished in 18 months. The process is faster than regular wire braces. Occasionally, wired braces can take three years to straighten teeth completely. Because there are no wires to tighten, our Invisalign dentist in North Hollywood provides new aligners about every two weeks. Each alignment tray is slightly different than the other aligners and will guide your teeth a little more towards the correct position.
While taking part in your Invisalign treatment, it is essential to wear the alignment trays 22 hours a day. However, you should not wear the trays while eating or drinking. Be sure to clean the aligners before you put them back into your mouth after eating and brushing your teeth. As your Invisalign treatment moves forward, our dentist will see you periodically to check your progress.
Our patients love the discreet and comfortable alignment trays as well as the fact that the removable trays mean they have no food restrictions. The thing patients enjoy the most is the brilliant smile courtesy of Invisalign.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.