Looking for a way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, but don’t want to go through the sometimes painful process with conventional metal braces? Perhaps you don’t want to have a mouthful of metal, or you work in a professional setting where metal braces would be distracting. Whatever the case, Invisalign in Los Angeles can offer a host of benefits. What should you know?
Perhaps the most important thing to know about the Invisalign system is that it is true to its name. There’s no metal involved. Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic trays (called aligners) that are custom made to fit your mouth and to gently guide your teeth into proper position. The aligners are almost invisible even when you are speaking.
Take Them Out to Eat
While you will need to wear your aligners for most of the day, they do not have to remain in your mouth when you eat. You simply remove them before you sit down to a meal, and then put them back after brushing your teeth. Compare that to the process of eating with metal braces, where food can easily become trapped between the wire and your teeth, or caught on a metal bracket.
Take Them Out to Brush
Metal braces can make it difficult to clean your teeth effectively. With Invisalign in Los Angeles, you can simply remove your aligners and brush your teeth and then floss as you would normally. Clean the aligner after you’re done, and then slip it back over your teeth. It’s as simple as that.
Shorter Treatment Times
With old-style metal braces, you can expect your treatment to last up to two full years. That’s 24 months. With Invisalign, treatment times are much shorter. Most patients only need to wear their aligners for between six and 15 months depending on the severity of misalignment. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, during which time your teeth are gently guided into a new position. Every eight to 10 weeks, you’ll have a visit with your dentist, and receive a new series of custom aligners.
As you can see, Invisalign in Los Angeles offers significant advantages over metal braces. Not sure if you’re a candidate for Invisalign? Contact 1st Choice Dental today by calling 818-761-9000 to schedule an appointment to learn more.