January 20, 2018

Have you always wanted straighter teeth? Some people avoid getting braces to straighten their teeth because they worry the wires will look unsightly. Our dentist in El Segundo, CA, Dr. Hossein Javid, D.D.S., has the solution. Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces that straighten teeth while being nearly invisible.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is made of thermoplastic that looks very similar to the trays used for teeth whitening. Treatment includes a series of customized trays that you change periodically until treatment is complete. We map out your needs in advance to create your trays. We determine which teeth should move when, and only certain teeth move with each tray. The amount of time treatment takes depends on your age and how misaligned your teeth are. The average adult completes treatment in about a year.

Benefits of Invisalign

Of course, as the name implies, they are nearly invisible, and most people will never realize you are wearing them. The treatment is also more convenient. Unlike traditional braces, which you must wear 24 hours per day, your alignment trays are removable. While you should still wear them as often as possible, you can remove them to eat, drink and brush your teeth. Finally, because you will not need wire adjustments, you probably will not spend as much time in our office.

What to Expect

If you are considering Invisalign treatment, we begin by providing you with a full consultation. Should you decide to begin the process, we will create your custom treatment plan and provide you with your aligners. Typically, you will change aligners once per week and visit us for a check-up about every six weeks. Once complete, we provide you with a retainer to maintain your new, straight teeth.

Many patients find that financing is available for Invisalign treatment. To learn more about your options, contact us at Dr. Smile today.



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