Invisalign Clear Braces in Woodland Hills CA
It’s natural to want to look as well as feel your best. Did you know that misaligned teeth could cause health issues in addition to concerns about your appearance? Overcrowding or overlapping teeth can make it difficult to keep them clean, even if you are diligent with brushing and flossing. Orthodontics can solve a number of these issues, but if you are like many of our patients, the idea of brackets and wires makes you cringe.
Adults today do not necessarily want to wear traditional braces to accomplish their goal of having a beautiful smile. That is why, at Mulholland Dental Care, we offer Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative to traditional orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear braces system that uses clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into their ideal location. Dr. Bobby Irani has been an Invisalign preferred provider for over ten years and can evaluate your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
Once you start treatment, Dr. Irani will determine where your teeth need to move to ensure good aesthetics and a comfortable bite. Next, we will take custom impressions of your teeth to send to the Invisalign lab to create your clear plastic aligner trays. Typically, you will change these out about every two weeks. Each tray will help you get closer to your ideal smile.
During your treatment, we will maintain regular hygiene and exam appointments to keep you on track and make sure your gums stay healthy. Dr. Irani will monitor your progress, making any changes to your treatment plan that are necessary to ensure an excellent outcome.
It is best to wear your Invisalign aligner trays for at least 22 hours per day to make sure your treatment stays on track. You can remove them to eat, brush, floss, and to drink hot liquids. Other than that, your trays should stay put! Most patients get used to wearing Invisalign quickly and find the smooth aligner trays preferable to traditional braces.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Aside from the obvious benefit of being crystal clear, nearly invisible, and virtually unnoticeable, they also provide many other benefits, as well:
Hygiene – Keeping your teeth healthy is easy because you can remove your trays to brush and floss, unlike traditional braces that require special floss threaders. Additionally, they won’t leave marks on your teeth due to discoloration during use.
Smooth texture – If you ever had traditional braces, you may remember the soreness inside your cheeks from rubbing on your brackets. Because Invisalign is completely smooth, you won’t have to worry about irritating the tender tissue inside your cheeks after each adjustment.
Are You Thinking of Straightening Your Teeth?
Contact our Woodland Hills, CA dental office today to schedule an orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Bobby Irani. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile with the convenient Invisalign system!