Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to metal braces. The aligner trays are made using a strong thermoplastic material, and each tray is custom-fit to work during a specific part of the treatment period. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible when you wear them, and over time, they align your teeth just like braces do. If you are in the Los Angeles area and are unhappy with your smile, you might be a candidate for Invisalign.
If you have crowded teeth, gapped teeth, or a bite malocclusion, Invisalign Full might be right for you. This is the conventional version of Invisalign. During this treatment, Dr. Ghasri or one of our skilled Invisalign dentists in Los Angeles will examine your teeth and jawbone structure, take dental impressions and X-rays, and create a virtual model of your mouth. We use this model to create your treatment plan by adjusting the position of each tooth. Then, each aligner is made with the goal of moving specific teeth incrementally according to the treatment plan until every one of your teeth is exactly where they need to be.
You will wear your aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours a day, and only remove them for meals or snacks, and when you brush and floss. The aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, and they will not irritate the soft tissues of your mouth or stain your teeth. In two weeks, you will graduate to the next aligner in the series. Most cases are completed I twelve to eighteen months.
Invisalign Teen is a teen-friendly alternative to Invisalign Full. Just like the classic version of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen uses a system of custom-made clear aligners. However, it also includes special eruption tabs that accommodate erupting teeth and wear indicators that help teens keep their treatment on track.
For those with minor orthodontic problems, Invisalign Express offers an exciting option. Invisalign Express works faster than other Invisalign options and is made especially for patients with minimal crowding, slight gaps, or other minor issues. Instead of taking twelve to eighteen months, treatment can often be completed in as few as six months. It can be used alone or with other treatments to complete a smile makeover.
If you are ready to learn more about Invisalign and other orthodontics solutions, Dr. Ghasri and our team can help. Call us to schedule your appointment.