Dr. Hyman Has Achieved
The Platinum Status is the most prestigious designation for Invisalign®.
Dr. Hyman chooses the clear aligner system committed to continuous innovation, with 20 years of clinical research and more than 700 patents.
No other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of 5 million cases.
What Is Invisalign?
Just like traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth to give you a perfect smile. Unlike wire braces, however, Invisalign is nearly invisible, so no one has to know that you’re in orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign treatment program consists of a series of clear aligners, which exert gentle pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them into a straighter and more even alignment. Each aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth, so you can be sure that the treatment you are receiving exactly meets your orthodontic needs.
How Does It Work?
To reap the benefits of Invisalign, you will need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. You can remove them for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth, but they should be reinserted soon afterward to maintain a near-constant pressure on your teeth. After two weeks, you can discard the old aligner and insert a new one. As each aligner has a slightly different shape, they can help your teeth to gradually shift their positions to give you a straighter and more even smile.
The length of the entire course of treatment can vary depending on how much adjustment your teeth require, but typically you can expect to be wearing the aligners between 12 and 24 months. As you wear a retainer for a couple of weeks, dispose of it, and then insert a new one, there is no need to go through uncomfortable adjustment procedures, which many wearers of traditional braces find annoying or anxiety-provoking.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has many advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments. The most obvious benefit is that the aligners are completely clear, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about wearing unsightly metal braces in public. That means there is no need to let embarrassment or the need to maintain a particular professional look hold you back from getting the smile you have always wanted.
In addition, many people find that Invisalign braces are more comfortable to wear than traditional braces, as there are no protruding wires that can catch the tissues in your mouth and cause irritation. Being able to take the aligners out to eat and drink is another huge benefit for many people (especially here in LA). There is no need to worry about certain foods getting stuck in your braces; instead, you retain a completely normal experience of enjoying food and drink. You can also take the aligners out for daily brushing and flossing, which means that you can keep your teeth perfectly clean throughout your invisalign treatments. Being able to keep up your usual oral hygiene routine could lead to fresher breath and better overall oral health.
When you plan your treatment for Invisalign in Los Angeles, you will be able to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will look after the treatment, so you know what you have to look forward to. Keeping a vision of that straight, even smile in mind, why not schedule an appointment with an Invisalign specialist today to discuss whether Invisalign is right for you?