Invisalign is a revolutionary approach to orthodontic care that does not require the use of metal brackets and wires to achieve improvements. Instead, a clear plastic aligner gives you a comfortable, fast, and virtually invisible way to get a beautiful straight smile.
By using a series of retainer-like aligners made of clear plastic, Invisalign can correct gaps, crowding, overbites, underbites, and other problems with your bite.
There are many benefits to using the Invisalign system, including:
- Invisible: The clear aligners are inconspicuous, giving you confidentiality during your treatment
- Removable: You can eat, drink, brush, and floss with ease
- Comfortable: The plastic aligners do not irritate your mouth’s soft tissues and are custom built to fit your teeth
- Fast: Many patients complete treatment faster than with traditional braces
The Invisalign Process
Dr. Mashkouri will use proprietary digital technology to show you every step of your treatment plan, from start to finish. Once you are both happy with the projected plan, an Invisalign lab will create a series of plastic aligners.
Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next one. During this time, applied pressure on one or two specific teeth will gradually shift them into place without drawing the others out of alignment. This prevents the need for readjusting your teeth after the initial repositioning is complete, as is often necessary with traditional metal braces. Because of this, many patients finish treatment faster than they would with traditional methods.
Dr. Mashkouri is a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood village, West Los Angeles, and Westwood offering Invisalign treatments to her patients. To learn if it is right for you, schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation at Lotus Family Dental by calling (310) 776-6441.