Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentist Explains More About Invisalign Treatment

by Dr. McKay | Date Published: 2014-08-04

In the past, if you wanted to straighten your teeth and perfect your smile, you had to use traditional metal braces. Unfortunately, many patients found these braces to be uncomfortable and unattractive. That is why our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are so happy to offer innovative Invisalign treatment for patients of many ages.


Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign straightens teeth, and why it may be right for you…


Q: Who is eligible for Invisalign treatment?
A: If your teeth are generally healthy, and you want to straighten your smile, Invisalign may be right for you. Our dental team can give you a better idea of whether Invisalign will work for you when you come in for a personalized meeting with our dentist.


Q: What part of the Invisalign system actually straightens teeth?

A: While conventional braces use metal brackets and wires to apply torque to teeth, Invisalign aligners utilize dental-grade plastic to incrementally straighten teeth. The Invisalign aligner fits snugly over the patient’s smile, applying pressure to all sides of the teeth. Each aligner that you receive and wear will move your smile closer to its perfect position.


Q: What happens when my smile is done, and my teeth are where I want them?

A: As soon as your Invisalign treatment process is complete, you will be able to enjoy your stunning smile right away. All you have to do in order to maintain your results is to wear your custom-crafted retainers as recommended by our dental team.


Invisalign aligners will allow you to achieve the aesthetic results you want, without going through the pain and hassle of wearing metal braces. To learn more about whether Invisalign treatment is right for your smile, contact our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentist office to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!