Overbites, underbites, and other forms of malocclusion can cause facial imbalances that can lead to wear and damage on specific teeth over time. At Laguna Beach Dental Excellence in Laguna Beach, California, Haleh Fazeli, DDS, and the team plan your Invisalign® treatment and can teach you the ins and outs of using your aligners. Learn more about Invisalign and its benefits by calling Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or booking an appointment online today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, which means it aligns your teeth. Like braces, the system guides your teeth into ideal positions that balance your jaw and allow you to speak and chew with ease. Well-aligned teeth are also easier to clean, helping you keep gum disease and other oral health issues at bay.
Rather than using a framework of wires and bands with brackets bonded to your teeth, Invisalign adjusts your teeth using comfortable transparent aligners you place over your teeth and take off for meals and snacks.
Dr. Fazeli and the team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence take impressions of your teeth using the high-tech iTero® digital scanner, which also captures your jaw structure. Using these scans, they can digitally strategize the movement of your teeth and use the 3D renderings to make aligners that fit perfectly at every stage.
Invisalign has many advantages over other orthodontic treatment options like braces. The plastic material in each aligner is comfortable, and it’s easy to get accustomed to using your aligners. Other benefits include:
Should you lose an aligner, call Laguna Beach Dental Excellence for your next steps. The team might suggest ordering a new replacement aligner or progressing to the next set in your series.
One of Invisalign’s many benefits is that it allows you to start watching the results take shape in the early stages of your treatment. Since the devices themselves are practically invisible and removable, you can detect changes in the positions of your teeth as early as 10-12 weeks after you start the treatment.
The time it takes to get to your goals, and complete Invisalign can take at least six months. On average, Invisalign treatment takes one year, but it varies based on your starting point and desired results.
The best way to complete Invisalign in the least amount of time is to follow all instructions for the treatment closely. This includes wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours every day, only removing them to eat and drink anything other than water, and brushing your teeth thoroughly.
Find out what Invisalign can do for your smile and jaw structure by scheduling a treatment consultation. Call Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or book a visit online today.