What sets Invisalign apart from traditional orthodontic treatments

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In the past, traditional orthodontics using metal brackets and wires were the only way to align the smile. This method required patients to spend months, sometimes years, with an orthodontist specialist to improve their smile. With the continued advances in orthodontic treatments, patients can enhance their smile without metal and instead utilize transparent aligner trays to achieve the same results.

How do clear aligner trays work?

At Huntington Dental Excellence, we offer clear aligner therapy with the use of Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign has been around for many years and continues to be the most desirable choice when it comes to teeth straightening. They are the leading aligners for teeth straightening and continue to be requested by name! With clear aligner therapy, patients obtain a series of trays that take them from start to finish. Each tray is worn one at a time for two weeks before progressing onward with the next. By the time the patient reaches the final aligner, their new smile has arrived!

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What do I need to know about Invisalign aligner trays?

Most patients with mild to moderate malocclusion or bite alignment issues may be considered for Invisalign clear aligner therapy. During an evaluation with the dentists at Huntington Dental Excellence, we can examine a patient’s smile and talk to them about using Invisalign aligner therapy. Patients are educated on how long to wear the trays, keep them clean, and when to remove and replace them. Patients must wear their trays as directed to get the results they want in the timeframe stated. Noncompliance may result in additional charges to create a new trays series to get patients back on track.

Call Huntington Dental Excellence to discuss the advantages of Invisalign treatment

Dr. Gin Goei
Dr. Sharon Gabriel
Our dentists are excited to provide a selection of services for new and existing patients, including orthodontic treatment without the referral! Call the office at (626) 382-2756 to request an appointment at 1730 Huntington Drive, Suite #202. Our team is here to assist with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for patients in and around the community of South Pasadena, California.

Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign

Huntington Dental Excellence proudly uses the latest technology to help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile. Instead of traditional braces, our dental team uses Invisalign treatment to align your teeth and bite. However, since Invisalign is a relatively new teeth straightening system, you may have several questions regarding this treatment. Here are some frequently asked questions about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that uses removable and transparent trays to align your teeth. Instead of metal wires and brackets, this system uses smooth, plastic trays to apply controlled pressure on the teeth to shift them to a straighter position.

What should I expect from Invisalign treatment?

Since Invisalign is a prescription-based treatment, potential users must visit a certified Invisalign provider. After your consultation, we’ll digitally scan your teeth to create a 3D rendering of your mouth. Then, we use sophisticated Invisalign technology to preview your treatment, including the treatment timeline and expected results.
You’ll receive a set of aligners to be worn in progression until you achieve your orthodontic goals. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, after which you’ll switch to the next in line until your smile goals are met.

What orthodontic issues does Invisalign resolve?

Invisalign treatment has undergone several advancements over the years, making the procedure a “heavyweight” in orthodontics. Invisalign can resolve numerous orthodontic issues, including:
– Gapped teeth
– Overbite
– Misaligned or crooked teeth
– Crossbite
– Open bite
– Overcrowded teeth
– Underbite

Am I the right candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign has transformed 14 million-plus smiles worldwide. While Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic system, it isn’t suitable for everyone. Invisalign is ideal for mild to moderate orthodontic issues. However, severe orthodontic issues like an underdeveloped jaw require other interventions.

Additionally, all potential Invisalign users must comply with usage (wearing aligners for a minimum of 20 hours daily), observe good oral hygiene, and be in good oral health.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers numerous benefits, including:
– Faster treatment
– Discreet procedure
– Undisrupted oral hygiene
– No dietary restrictions
– Comfortable treatment
– Fewer dental visits

How long does Invisalign take?

When you wear your aligners as directed by the dentist, Invisalign treatment requires only 12-18 months. However, patients start experiencing results within weeks, and milder cases can be completed in less than a year!

Does Invisalign cause pain?

Invisalign shifts your teeth from one position to another, so this may cause mild pain and tenderness. However, after the first few days, expect a comfortable treatment. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign uses smooth plastic trays with no sharp edges or protruding wires to irritate your gums and cheeks.

Need more information about Invisalign in South Pasadena, California? Please call (626) 382-2756 to talk to Huntington Dental Excellence.