Invisalign® Los Angeles
offers immediate benefits over conventional braces. Invisalign is nearly invisible. Each Invisalign aligner is removable. You can eat and drink anything you want during your treatment, and you won’t have to worry about embarrassing food particles getting caught in your braces. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisalign is comfortable.There are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritations. Also, because you don’t have braces to be tightened, you spend less time in the doctor’s office getting adjustments.
How does Invisalign work?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Siman will examine and measure your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, numerous pictures will be taken of your teeth and mouth. The Invisalign system utilizes 3-D computer imaging. From the pictures that are taken of your teeth and mouth, you will be able to view your 3-D virtual treatment plan from beginning to end.Watch as your smile is transformed, and view how your teeth will look at the end of the process, before you even begin.
A series of custom-made aligners are then produced for your mouth. Aligners are clear plastic molds of your teeth that are virtually invisible when worn.
Aligners are like contact lenses for your teeth. Most people will wear an aligner on their top teeth and an aligner on their bottom teeth. The aligners are designed to incrementally move your teeth by applying pressure to different teeth. After you have worn this set (of upper and lower aligners) for approximately two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners to wear for the next two weeks. You will continue replacing your aligners with the next in the series until your teeth have moved to their final position. During this process, you will see Dr. Siman or an orthodontist approximately every 6 weeks, (usually after you have worn 3 sets of aligners) to make sure your treatment is progressing to schedule.
Because everyone’s teeth are different, the length of treatment and cost will vary from person to person.