Invisalign La Mirada
Some lucky few may have all their teeth grow in perfectly. However, many of us will require some type of orthodontic treatment to correct teeth alignment concerns, both improving oral health and the appearance of one’s teeth. But braces are notorious for being very visible and come with some disadvantages that patients would rather avoid. That is why at La Mirada One, we are proud to offer patients high-quality Invisalign in La Mirada to achieve their best possible smile with a subtle treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses a series of custom-made, comfortable, and removable clear plastic mouthpieces called “aligners.” Patients will wear each set one after the next, allowing them to gradually shift their teeth into the desired position. In other words, Invisalign in La Mirada uses state-of-the-art technology to give patients the smile they have always hoped for while also boosting their dental and oral health.
This orthodontic treatment option is increasingly popular because those around you usually will not even notice you are having treatment. Since each set of trays is transparent, you can receive effective treatment without anyone noticing anything except your results!
Reasons to Choose Invisalign
While Invisalign in La Mirada is an excellent choice for patients who value their appearance and want to avoid the stigma associated with traditional braces, Invisalign is also a great choice for patients who have busy lifestyles. This is because Invisalign trays are removable, so you can continue eating all your favorite foods and brush and floss as normal to maintain optimal oral health.
In short, patients prefer Invisalign because it:
- Allows for invisible treatment
- Lets you conveniently remove trays for cleaning or eating
- Comes with no diet restrictions
- Has reasonable treatment timelines
- Provides lasting results
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Your Invisalign journey will begin with a consultation at our La Mirada office. During this appointment, we will assess your individual case to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. If Invisalign in La Mirada is not recommended, don’t worry – we will develop an alternate treatment plan that will still help you achieve a healthy, bright, and beautiful smile.
For patients who have more severe dental alignment concerns, we may prescribe traditional braces. However, we work closely with each of our patients in La Mirada to explore all available options for getting your smile into better shape.
What Is Invisalign Treatment Like?
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners that are made specifically for your teeth, with each set being changed out every couple of weeks. Each set of Invisalign trays will move your teeth incrementally until they reach the final desired position by the end of your treatment. Patients will need to wear their trays for at least 22 hours each day, only taking them out for meals and cleaning, keeping them in otherwise to let them do their work.
About every six weeks, you will need to come by for a visit so we can make sure that your treatment is coming along well. These checkups tend to be fast though, and rarely interfere with your daily routine. During treatment, you will be free to eat according to your usual diet, but of course we recommend avoiding sugary foods and drinks. Also, keeping your trays and teeth clean during treatment will still be important steps in protecting your smile from tooth decay.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Your treatment time will depend on your individual situation and how drastic the changes for your teeth will need to be. Some patients with only minor malocclusion may need only half a year to fully complete their treatment process. In contrast, other patients may need upwards of two years. However, most patients who follow their treatment plan carefully can expect between 12-18 months for full treatment. Keep in mind that the longer you keep your trays in each day, the faster your treatment will be; every moment they are in your mouth, they are working to move your teeth.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If your smile has trouble with misalignment or malocclusion, do not hesitate to give us a call at La Mirada Dentist to schedule your appointment today. We are proud to be here for all your oral health concerns, providing professional Invisalign in La Mirada to improve your smile and keep it as healthy and beautiful as possible. We look forward to doing our part in giving your smile its best shape.