Common Invisalign Questions Answered By Our Toluca Lake Dentists

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 30, 2020

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve both aesthetic and structural dental goals. Today our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentists are going to be answering questions about how this treatment works and for whom it is appropriate. We hope that this information gives you a better idea of whether Invisalign can meet your needs. Let’s get started!

Q: How does Invisalign change my dental alignment?

A: As you probably know, traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to shift teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear plastic aligners to perfect your smile. You will actually wear a series of aligners of a period of months—each aligner moves your teeth a little bit more. Before we even begin treatment, we will have mapped out every one of your aligners, and planned how they will build upon each other to deliver your dream smile.

Q: How do I clean my smile during treatment?

A: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can just pop them out to clean your smile normally as you perfect your smile. You’ll be able to floss, brush, and rinse your smile without worrying about plaque building up around brackets on your teeth.

Q: What can Invisalign do?

A: Obviously, this treatment delivers aesthetic result—you can close gaps between your teeth, fix dental crowding and crooked alignment, and widen the profile of your smile. However, it is also important to know that Invisalign can also improve your oral health. By straightening your teeth, you make optimal oral health easier to achieve and maintain. Additionally, clear plastic aligners are used to correct bite issues, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, you don’t have to deal with the discomfort and visibility of metal braces. Our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentists are happy to give you additional information, so give us a call to learn more!