It used to be that the only way a patient could move his or her teeth into better alignment was with metal braces. Unfortunately, this kept many people from pursuing cosmetic treatment; they simply didn’t want to bother with the hassle of conventional orthodontics.
Now, however, advancements in dental technology have made it possible for our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists to perfect dental alignment without metal brackets and wires. Our team uses Invisalign to comfortably and discreetly perfect our patients’ smiles.
Invisalign works by outfitting the patient with a series of custom-crafted plastic mouth pieces. These aligners fit snugly over the patient’s natural teeth, providing constant and consistent pressure to the teeth. As the patient wears their aligners, their teeth begin to shift accordingly. Once the patient has had one aligner in place for two to three weeks, they will move on to the next aligner in the series.
The average treatment time for Invisalign is about a year to a year and a half. Of course, depending on your needs, your treatment time could be longer or shorter. When you come in for an Invisalign assessment, our team will make sure that your smile is healthy enough for treatment, and that Invisalign can meet your needs.
You can use Invisalign to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Correct bite problems, like overbites, underbites, and crossbites
- Straighten a crooked smile
- Widen the smile, so that it is more attractive
Invisalign allows you to perfect your smile without suffering through or months or years with metal braces. You’ll find that using this treatment it’s simple to eat, speak, and keep your smile clean.