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Maybe you’ve heard about Invisalign and you’re wondering if it’d work for you. Well, it can!
Alondra Dental Care is an Invisalign provider for Norwalk, Long Beach, and the greater Los Angeles area. The best candidates for this popular orthodontic process are those with all their permanent teeth. This high-tech treatment uses a clear aligner that gently repositions your teeth. It’s painless and barely noticeable!
Millions of people in Greater Los Angeles have crooked teeth—that’s why Invisalign is one of the most popular corrective dental procedures available. In just a few weeks of treatment, you’ll see the following results:
Invisalign is generally used for moderate cases of teeth crowding or misalignment. For example, it can help with some forms of overbite and underbite. An overbite is where your front teeth at the top protrude beyond the front teeth at the bottom. Meanwhile, an underbite is where your lower teeth extend out farther than your upper teeth. Very few people have perfect teeth—some degree of misalignment is common.
However, our Los Angeles Invisalign treatment is not geared toward severe alignment issues. For example, if you have missing teeth or a more pronounced overbite, we may recommend other options. Booking an Invisalign consultation at Alondra Dental Care can help us to determine whether you would be the ideal candidate for treatment with Invisalign.
If we determine that you are a fitting candidate for Invisalign treatment, we will capture detailed records of your teeth. This includes both X-rays and photographs of the teeth. We will also perform a three-dimensional digital scan. During this process, we will utilize our imaging technology to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and show you what your mouth will look like after aligners shift your teeth back into place.
Once we are finished reviewing your teeth and creating a plan, the Invisalign company will develop custom-made aligners, or trays, and ship them to our Norwalk office. It takes a few weeks, but once we have them in, we will give you a call. Then the tooth-straightening process will commence!
After you receive your new clear Invisalign aligners, you will wear them for one to two weeks. The aligners are designed to move teeth in relatively small increments. As a result, you’ll notice that when you place your aligners in your mouth, it will seem like they don’t quite fit—the trays will be a tiny bit straighter than your teeth. However, the pressure from the aligner will cause your teeth to move so that they end up matching the aligner. In other words, every day that you wear the aligner, it will fit better.
After the first one to two weeks are finished, you’ll receive another set of trays. Each set in your series of aligners will keep your teeth moving a little at a time until they’ve straightened to the final positions planned for them. Most of our Invisalign patients in Los Angeles say they notice results after about four weeks of treatment, and a few months in, they agree that Invisalign is well worth the cost.
We will ask you to visit our office once every couple of months during the treatment period so that we can monitor your progress. In addition, you can expect to wear anywhere from 20 to 50 different aligners during the treatment process depending on your unique case.
In addition to being virtually invisible, Invisalign offers a level of convenience that you simply do not get from metal braces. The fact that these aligners can be removed at any time eliminates the annoying food restrictions associated with metal braces. For instance, there’s no need to worry about avoiding popcorn kernels, bagels, sticky gum, hard vegetables, caramel candies, crunchy taco shells, and other foes of metal braces when you choose Invisalign treatment.
Because the aligners can be taken out, you can also practice great dental hygiene (daily brushing and flossing) much more easily. You’ll still need to care for your aligners by cleaning them—we’ll give you step-by-step instructions to do this.
At our Norwalk office, all Invisalign aligners are furthermore trimmed to the gum line. As a result, you should experience optimal comfort along with an ideal appearance when you wear them.
If you enjoy playing sports, the good news is that you can also wear your clear trays while engaging in your favorite physical activities.
The challenge with aligners is that they can easily be misplaced when removed from your mouth. For instance, it’s not uncommon for Invisalign patients in Los Angeles to place their aligners in napkins during mealtimes and accidentally throw them away. Unfortunately, the longer it takes for you to replace those long-gone aligners, the more likely your teeth are to start drifting to their original positions.
In light of this, you should contact us immediately if you lose your aligners. If you are near the scheduled time to change your aligners, our team at Alondra Dental Care might suggest moving on to your next aligner set. We also recommend holding on to your previous aligners so that you always have a backup handy in case you need it.
Considering the noticeable difference it makes in a relatively short amount of time, Invisalign treatment is very affordable. You can expect to pay between $3,000 and $5,000 for mild or moderate treatment. More severe treatments may cost more due to the need for more trays.
Many dental insurers do cover some of the cost of Invisalign in Los Angeles. It’s common for insurance companies to pay a certain percentage, such as 20-50% of the total cost, or to give a maximum dollar amount toward the treatment per year. We can go over your dental benefits with you so that you know exactly what your plan will cover when it comes to Invisalign treatment.
Don’t have insurance? Or, does your insurance plan not cover Invisalign? No problem. We also offer flexible financing options for our Invisalign treatment in Norwalk. We would be glad to work with you to figure out the finances. Just give us a call.
Get in touch with us to learn more about how our Invisalign services can elevate your smile, and schedule an appointment with us today.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that gives patients a straighter smile with discreetly designed aligners that slowly shift teeth while patients go about their daily activities.
Adults and teenagers who have all of their permanent teeth and are looking for straighter teeth are candidates for Invisalign treatment at our Norwalk, CA office. Our office location is also convenient if you’re looking for Invisalign treatment in Los Angeles or Long Beach.
Anyone who has already had traditional braces can get Invisalign treatment for a more discreet way to correct and shift their teeth.
Yes, you can see a preview of your smile after Invisalign. We have a digital scanner that shows how your smile could look once treatment with Invisalign is completed. This service is offered before you start the treatment as a motivational factor.
You should wear your Invisalign aligners up to 20-22 hours per day for best results. Consider only taking them out for eating, brushing, flossing, and special occasions (i.e., weddings, a quick photo, etc.).
The best dentists and orthodontists in Los Angeles recommend removing Invisalign aligners up to two times a day for brushing. Make sure they get a thorough brushing and cleaning with lukewarm water. Never use hot water to brush and clean as it can potentially warp the aligners.
We do not recommend eating with your Invisalign aligners as you can damage the mold and ruin their functionality.
Contact our office in Norwalk so our Invisalign dentists can determine the appropriate course of action to keep you on your treatment plan. You might need to wear a previous set of aligners or order replacements.
If you carefully follow your treatment plan, you will see results in a matter of weeks! Our Los Angeles patients agree that Invisalign treatments last an average of 18-24 months for the best results.
Contact our office when you have questions about Invisalign or our popular cosmetic, restorative, or preventative dental procedures. If you’ve been waiting to have a smile you love, make your appointment with Alondra Dental Care today. In just a few short weeks, you’ll enjoy straighter, more beautiful teeth.