Advantages of Invisalign
With the ability to straighten your teeth without braces, Invisalign has become a very popular treatment among our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients, who want to transform their smiles as effortlessly and comfortably as possible. The treatment option comes with a wide variety of appealing advantages when compared to traditional braces, including:
- - Straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. In the past, the only way to straighten your teeth was with traditional, metal braces, which are very visible to the eye. Invisalign removes the metal component and straightens your teeth with nothing but clear, plastic and virtually invisible aligners.
- - No food restrictions. With traditional braces, certain foods can damage the brackets and wires, so you’re not allowed to eat them throughout treatment. With Invisalign, you remove your trays to eat, so there are no restrictions on what you can consume.
- - Enhanced comfort. Our Northridge patients regularly marvel at how comfortable it is to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. Because the trays are custom-made, they fit your anatomy perfectly and don’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Thanks to the incredible benefits offered by Invisalign, many of our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients want to know if they’re candidates for the treatment. And the good news is that as long as your dental problems are not exceptionally severe, Invisalign can be an ideal way to straighten your teeth. For example, if you have gaps in between your teeth, crooked teeth, crowded teeth and issues with your bite, Invisalign should be able to address those issues.
Achieving your Ideal Smile with Invisalign
Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign, you will make an initial appointment at our Northridge office, so we can plan for your treatment. During that visit, we will digitally measure the dimensions of your smile. We will then use that data to create your customized tray aligners and design your treatment plan. At this point, we’ll also give you a digital image of what your smile will look like once your treatment is complete.
Once they are created, we will provide you with your custom trays. You’ll wear a new tray aligner every two weeks to move your teeth along a predetermined course, gradually shifting them into a straight and healthy position. Throughout this entire process, you’ll wear your trays for a minimum of 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth and floss. Every six weeks, you’ll return to our office so we can examine your teeth, evaluate your progress and make tweaks to your treatment plan as necessary. Once your treatment is complete and your straight and beautiful new smile has been revealed, we may advise you to continue wearing your final tray aligner at night to ensure you’re able to preserve your new smile for years to come.
Schedule a Consultation
Everyone deserves a bright and healthy smile they’re proud to show off. If you’re unhappy with the appearance or function of your teeth for any reason, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation. During your private meeting, our team of warm and knowledgeable dental professionals will compose a customized treatment plan designed to restore the natural beauty of your teeth -- so you can flash your pearly whites with confidence.