Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. It is an alternative to traditional metal braces and offers a more discreet and flexible option for patients seeking orthodontic correction. Invisalign aligners are made from a BPA-free plastic material that is virtually invisible when worn. At Danny Shiri DDS, they are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. Invisalign aligners are generally more comfortable than metal braces because they are smooth and do not have any wires or brackets that can cause irritation.
Treatment Process for Invisalign
The Invisalign treatment process begins with a consultation with our dentist who is highly trained in providing Invisalign treatments. They will evaluate your teeth and develop a treatment plan. Instead of traditional impressions, a digital scan is taken of your teeth using advanced 3D imaging technology. This scan is used to create a series of custom aligners.
Based on your treatment plan, a series of aligners will be made specifically for you. Each set of aligners is typically worn for one to two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. For the best results, we recommend wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
You will have periodic checkups with our dentist throughout the treatment process to monitor your progress and receive new aligners. The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, the treatment can last anywhere from several months to over a year. Once the treatment is complete, our dentist may recommend wearing retainers to help maintain the new alignment of your teeth.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The benefits of choosing Invisalign are numerous, not least of which is the convenience of straightening your teeth without braces. With Invisalign, it’s much easier to eat a wide variety of foods without worrying about damaging your appliance or getting food stuck between wires and brackets. Because brushing and flossing are easier with Invisalign clear aligners, patients can more easily maintain good oral hygiene.
In addition to being easier to clean and maintain than traditional braces, Invisalign aligners also don’t require as much time and effort as traditional braces. That’s because there aren’t any brackets to attach or wires to tighten. Instead, you’ll switch out your aligner set every few weeks to gradually move your teeth into their proper positions over time.
Additionally, because the trays are clear and nearly invisible, no one needs to know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. This can be a significant confidence boost for teens and adults alike.
Invisalign aligners are known for their transparent appearance, making them less noticeable than traditional braces. If you are considering Invisalign, contact Danny Shiri DDS at 6310 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 295, Los Angeles, CA 90048, or call (323) 935-9102 to schedule an appointment.