Invisalign is a superior alternative to straighten teeth in the most non-invasive way. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners which are worn over the teeth to gradually move the teeth into perfect arch forms. The Invisalign aligners are changed every two weeks and are worn throughout the day, but can be removed by the wearer to eat or drink. Patients love this therapy because the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and nobody has to know they are having orthodontic therapy. Our 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.
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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. Here at Dental Westwood, treatment with Invisalign is very convenient. 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.
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.