For most people, the word “braces” calls up unpleasant images of invasive metal wires used to force teeth into place over a long period of time. Crooked, irregularly spaced teeth are pushed into place slowly by a series of metal brackets, bands, and other devices which must be regularly tightened and manipulated by an orthodontist to create the final result, often requiring hours in the dentist’s chair. Because of the unattractive appearance, inconvenience, possible tooth damage, and pain associated with metal braces, many adults avoid having their teeth straightened, choosing instead to live with unsightly, misaligned teeth. However, there are orthodontic options available today that make uncomfortable metal braces obsolete.
The Invisalign system consists of a clear tray that is formed to fit precisely over the teeth. Trays are created individually for each person, and are aligned to the specific needs of the patient. These clear trays offer several benefits, including individual contouring, flexibility, and a much shorter treatment period than traditional metal braces. The patient can remove the trays at any time to brush the teeth or when eating certain foods, and each tray can be replaced quickly by an orthodontist as the teeth begin to move into place. Because of their virtually invisible appearance, these alignment trays are popular with teens and young adults.
Benefits of the Invisalign Aligners
• Invisible, creating a more attractive appearance than metal braces
• conveniently removable by patient at will
• Shorter treatment period than traditional systems
• Pain-free fitting and installation
• Discomfort and irritation significantly reduced or eliminated
• Eat or drink whatever you like
• Brush and floss as usual
Invisalign can be installed quickly in our office. Dr. Elyson, Northridge cosmetic dentist, is an Invisalign preferred provider, and will create your Invisalign alignment trays safely and effectively, giving you that beautiful smile you want without the problems of metal braces. Dr. Elyson, Northridge dentist, will create a schedule which will straighten your teeth in a significantly shorter time than traditional methods, but will give you the same results.
If you are considering tooth straightening, talk to Dr. Elyson about the Invisalign option.
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth.
It does not have brackets or wires, and none of the restrictions that come with traditional braces.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign Treatment?
The aligners are virtually invisible; others may not even notice them.
You take them off to eat and drink dark fluids, to brush and floss, or for special occasions.
How will Invisalign affect my life?
The aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions.
If you have a special night, you can leave the aligners at home for a few hours.
Just remember to wear them from 20-22 hours a day for the best results.
How will Invisalign straighten my teeth?
Dr. Assili will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth.
Your aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan.
How much does Invisalign Treatment cost?
Depending on the severity of your case, that will determine the cost of your treatment and how long.
There are many options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using your insurance, if you have coverage, payment plans, and Care credit or Lending USA.