Warner Plaza Dental Group
General Dentist & Family Dentist & TMJ Botox & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Woodland Hills, CA
If you want to correct the alignment of your teeth and perfect your smile, the Invisalign® orthodontic system might be exactly what you’re looking for. The team of dental experts at Warner Plaza Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California, offers Invisalign treatments to correct a wide range of dental imperfections. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
When you want to correct the alignment of your teeth, but don’t want to have metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth, Invisalign is an effective alternative. It’s an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners to gently guide your teeth into corrected positions. The team at Warner Plaza Dental Group corrects a variety of dental imperfections, including gaps, crooked teeth, and alignment issues like overbites with customized Invisalign treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
When you have Invisalign treatment, you wear a series of aligners that guide your teeth through a series of small adjustments until they reach their new correct positions in your mouth. Like traditional metal braces, the aligners put gentle pressure on your teeth. However, instead of having to have your wires and bands adjusted every few weeks, you simply change out your aligners every two weeks.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment offers many benefits. One of the primary reasons many people like you opt for Invisalign is because the aligners are nearly invisible when they’re being worn. So unless you tell someone or they’re looking very closely, they’ll never know you’re having orthodontic treatment.
The other attraction of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which means that you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth. This means you don’t need to give up any favorite foods and that you can brush and floss your teeth normally, without having to work around wires, brackets, and bands. You do need to wear the aligners for 22-23 hours each day for the treatment to be effective.
What should I expect during Invisalign treatment?
Your Invisalign treatment begins with an initial exam and consultation during which the team at Warner Plaza Dental Group determines if Invisalign is the best treatment to correct your smile. They take digital images and a mold of your teeth. The images and mold are used to map the movement of your teeth and to custom-make your series of aligners.
For the first two months of Invisalign treatment, you have appointments every two weeks for the team at Warner Plaza Dental Group to monitor your progress and to get the next set of aligners. Then for the rest of your treatment, you’ll have appointments every six to eight weeks and change your aligners on your own at home. Invisalign treatment usually takes 9-18 months and you wear 36-80 sets of aligners.
If you’re ready to correct your smile, call or schedule a consultation online today.