Invisalign is a newer orthodontic treatment for patients interested in avoiding the extra attention they might receive wearing conventional braces. Using clear plastic aligners that patients wear over their teeth, Invisalign works similarly to conventional braces by gradually pushing teeth into place. Thanks to smooth plastic and a complete lack of bonded brackets, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and can be removed before brushing and flossing. After continual improvements from the makers of Invisalign, this treatment from our East Los Angeles Invisalign expert is able to resolve a diverse list of bite irregularities.
This treatment from our expert in Invisalign in East Los Angeles includes benefits that involve not only aesthetics but also comfort and oral health. From the time patients start wearing their aligners to when they complete treatment, they enjoy privacy in their orthodontic choice. Although all patients may appreciate the comfort of Invisalign aligners compared to the wires and brackets of traditional braces, individuals who play instruments or sports are likely to benefit the most from the consequent lack of abrasion. Whereas traditional braces can increase risks of tooth decay and gum disease because they foster accumulation of food and bacteria, Invisalign can be removed for washing and efficient brushing and flossing.
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Invisalign can correct most types of bite irregularities in a majority of patients who are adults or older adolescents. For individuals who are younger than 17 or 18 years old, our East Los Angeles Invisalign expert may recommend Invisalign Teen instead. Issues addressed successfully with Invisalign include overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. When more severe issues require correction, patients may benefit from combining Invisalign with additional appliances or choosing another form of treatment.
Depending on the degree of correction that patients require, treatment from our expert in Invisalign in East Los Angeles may take one to two years. When only very minor issues require correction, patients may be able to receive Invisalign Express instead for treatment lasting just a few months. To learn more about Invisalign and find out if it will work for specific concerns, patients can schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in East Los Angeles.