Forget everything you know about orthodontic treatment—because now there’s a revolutionary method that lets you get the smile you’ve always wanted without metal wires, brackets, or wires: Invisalign. Los Angeles patients prefer this to the traditional method for many reasons.
Invisalign is a proprietary orthodontic system that uses removable, clear, plastic, and virtually invisible aligners to move teeth. Each aligner must be worn about 22 hours everyday for two weeks, before the patient can move on to the next aligner. It can straighten teeth in as fast as six months.
Dr. Zakhor has treated patients all over Los Angeles with Invisalign, from teens to adults. He has helped those suffering from a variety of cosmetic issues, including widely spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. May people are looking into cheaper alternatives like Smile Direct Club. Dr. Zakhor is happy to offer affordable pricing like Smile Direct Club, but unlike Smile direct club we are able to have a dentist oversee your treatment in our Los Angeles Facitly in Westwood Village, near UCLA.
They have many advantages over metal braces, as these aligners can easily be removed when eating or drinking, therefore allowing patients to maintain better oral hygiene. Average cases take very little time to treat, taking somewhere between 6 months to 1 ½ years, as opposed to 2 to 2 ½ years, using traditional methods.
However, you will still have to wear retainers after treatment to keep teeth aligned and your smile optimal. Invisalign is one of the most effective orthodontic treatments, as proven by numerous clinical researches.
It is also a popular orthodontic practice nationwide, with over 70% of US orthodontists certified to use the procedure. Invisalign can straighten misaligned and crooked teeth, spread out crowded teeth, repair an over-bite as well as an underbite, and repair teeth with large gaps.
It is preferred by many orthodontic patients because of its cosmetic advantage, though there are many other benefits to using this type of braces. In addition to being more hygienic, invisible braces do away with common side effects of fixed appliances, like root resorption or shortening of the roots of the teeth and tooth decay.
Unlike fixed braces that keep patients from eating bracket-damaging food, invisible braces, which can be removed during meals allow patients to eat whatever they like, whenever they please. Here at Dental Westwood, treatment with Invisalign is very convenient. You will be asked to wear each set of invisible braces or aligners for 2 weeks or longer, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Each set of aligner, which is adjusted by using 3D computer imaging combined with the clinical expertise of Dr. Zakhor, will cause your teeth to move little by little, until they are perfectly placed into their final position. As with traditional braces, adjustments can cause you a little bit of pain and discomfort as your teeth are being pulled and positioned into the right place.
However, pain is only minimal and very much tolerable with the help of over the counter painkillers. Intense pain due to orthodontic adjustments is every rare, but if you do experience too much pain, it is best to consult with your dentist so that they can make proper adjustments.