Invisalign in Pearl CA
Uneven teeth can make you feel self-conscious and hesitant to smile or laugh. In addition, dental misalignment also provides hiding places for harmful bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Many people assume metal orthodontics are the only route for improved smile esthetics. However, a comfortable and inconspicuous orthodontic option exists with Invisalign. With Invisalign, you can obtain a gorgeous smile without the use of metal brackets and wires.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Typically, correcting misalignment involves the placement of metal braces. Over time, adjustments to the arch wires improve crooked or crowded teeth. The Invisalign system provides the same smile transformation, only using a series of clear plastic aligners instead. If you have any questions about this breakthrough cosmetic dentistry procedure, contact Pearl Dental Group today.
What are the Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces?
For most people, the most obvious advantage of Invisalign is the practically invisible appearance of the aligners. For adults, Invisalign offers improved smile esthetics without hindering their professional appearance. The aligners are also comfortable. Custom-made using plastic, patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation that is often associated with metal braces.
The Invisalign aligners also make eating less of an ordeal. Since the aligners must be removed prior to eating, you no longer need to worry about food becoming stuck in your orthodontics. Patients also don’t need to avoid hard or sticky foods as they would when wearing braces.
Removable braces also improve your oral hygiene. Removing the aligners, you can brush and floss thoroughly with ease. As a result, you can experience a decreased risk of cavities, teeth stains, or even periodontal disease.
Finally, the Invisalign system requires fewer office visits. Traditional braces need frequent adjustment. Since you simply change aligners every couple of weeks, you only need to see Dr. Hakimzadeh or Dr. Reyhani about once every six weeks. Fewer visits save you both time and money.
What Can I Expect?
First, your dentist will examine your bite and decide if Invisalign is the best route to an even smile. From there, we will take x-rays, photographs, and an impression of your teeth. These images and impressions will be used to create a 3D image, from which an Invisalign lab will fabricate your custom-made aligners. Once you receive your aligners, you will need to wear them between 20 and 22 hours a day, depending on Dr. Hakimzadeh’s or Dr. Reyhani’s recommendation. Approximately every two weeks, you will upgrade to a new aligner. The entire treatment period takes about a year for adults. Young adults may require up to 18 months for obtain maximum results.
Make an Appointment Today!
At Pearl Dental Group, we are excited to help you achieve a beautiful smile, while guiding you toward making wise oral health decisions. Please contact us today to schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Reyhani and Dr. Hakimzadeh. We welcome patients of all ages at our Pearl office located directly off of Interstate 5. We extend a friendly chair-side manner and dental services to patients from Pearl, Lakewood, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, and surrounding communities.