Invisalign® – discrete, effective & comfortable
For many adults, having their teeth straightened using traditional metal braces is not very appealing. As a result they have resigned themselves to accepting what nature has given them rather than dealing with metal braces. Now there is a realistic choice. At MD Periodontics in Beverly Hills, we are delighted to offer our patients an exciting alternative to metal braces; the Invisalign teeth straightening system.
Crystal clear braces
There is no awkwardness when wearing Invisalign clear braces. They are crystal clear, made from smooth BPA free materials and best of all can be temporarily removed for eating, taking care of hygiene or when making an important business presentation.
This system is perfect for busy adults who have social events and career building activities to attend. They are virtually undetectable when worn but can be temporarily removed for special occasions. For teens that are sensitive to the opinions of their peers, Invisalign is the perfect and discreet way to straighten their teeth.
Customized dental alignment trays
Invisalign uses a set of customized trays that have been created using X-rays and impressions of the teeth. This creates a 3D image that is used to precisely configure the trays, which will be changed as the teeth gently move into the correct position.
MD Periodontics sees many patients from Los Angeles that work in the highly competitive field of entertainment. Invisalign gives them the opportunity to discretely achieve a smile they can be confident of while continuing their normal activities.
The ability to remove and replace the aligner tray is one of the key benefits of this system especially for busy executives. Business lunches can be conducted without the trays to allow for distraction free negotiations and networking. This is not possible with metal braces.
Patients will be thoroughly examined to determine if the Invisalign system is appropriate to correct their alignment problems. For some patients, a combination approach may be the best option. Patients with rotated teeth, or who have an uneven bite may need metal braces to begin the process.
Once the Invisalign trays are ready, patients will come into the Beverly Hills office to have them fitted and to learn how to care for them.
The Invisalign system is designed to gently move the teeth into position by periodically changing the trays as alignment takes place. The best results are obtained by wearing the trays for 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink and perform routine hygiene or for that special meeting.
Regularly scheduled visits to MD Periodontics will determine when to change trays. Patients have to be diligent in wearing the trays for the recommended 22 hours a day to achieve the result.
When are results visible?
The average time to complete the treatment plan is about 12 months although results will begin to be visible in a few months. Patients with only mild misalignments can expect to achieve their goal in a few months. The clear alignment trays make the process as easy as it can be. Patients can confidently attend work and school without being self conscious and can temporarily remove the trays as needed.
Benefits of Invisalign vs. metal braces
The biggest advantage of the Invisalign system over metal braces is that it is virtually undetectable. Using alignment trays gives patients versatility in social situations such as going out to dinner, doing presentations before a group and attending a wedding or other special occasion.
There are no embarrassing issues with food being stuck in the metal, no discomfort from wires and no restrictions on what can be eaten. Normal dental hygiene can be done. eliminating the need for special cleaning equipment such as a water flosser.
The trays are comfortable to wear. They are made of smooth, clear plastic that does not cause irritation on the interior of the cheeks or the gums. Cleaning the trays is easy as well. They only require light brushing and rinsing in warm water.
Achieving a confident healthy smile
Adults and teens who want a beautiful smile can now achieve their goal without having to endure metal braces. The impact that Invisalign has on daily life is minimal which makes wearing them easy and practical.
If you are interested in high quality Invisalign in Beverly Hills, come into MD Periodontics for an assessment of your smile potential. We would be delighted to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that does not disrupt your daily activities.