Invisalign Clear Braces - Torrance
Subtle Teeth Correction
If you have misaligned teeth, it can be easy to feel stuck. On one hand, you’re tired of hiding your teeth in pictures and worrying about them whenever you meet somebody new, but on the other hand, you don’t want to deal with the annoyances and inconveniences of braces to get them straightened. What do you do then? Fortunately, you can now get a viable alternative that has all the benefits of braces with none of the drawbacks: Invisalign in Torrance.
What Is Invisalign? How Does It Work?
Invisalign is a new kind orthodontic treatment that can help patients with an overbite, underbite, or generally misaligned teeth bring them into a straighter and more comfortable orientation.
It accomplishes this by using a series of clear plastic aligner trays that fit over your teeth. The trays are meant to be worn in a specific order, and each one is a different shape that gradually applies a gentle pressure to straighten your teeth. The individual trays are meant to be worn up to 22 hours a day for about 2 weeks before progressing to the next one. Treatment can take anywhere from 8-18 months depending on your degree of misalignment, which is still only a fraction of the time required by metal braces.
Invisalign has advanced over the years to be able to address more and more complicated orthodontic issues, so if you’re looking to fix your crooked teeth, you are probably a good candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign has a number of advantages when compared to metal braces, such as:
- The clear plastic makes it practically invisible on the teeth.
- The trays are removable, which allows a patient to eat and care for their teeth as they would normally.
- The smooth plastic fits comfortably with your lips and gums and doesn’t cause irritation like metal braces.
- The trays often work faster to correct issues than traditional braces.
- Invisalign requires less frequent visits to the dentist’s office and never has to be adjusted like braces.
Invisalign helps patients undergo orthodontic treatment discreetly and easily. Its subtle appearance allows people to keep their treatment private, and many actually forget they are wearing their trays throughout the day.
How Can I Get Invisalign?
The first step is to visit your dentist in Torrance, Dr. Hamzehpour, so she can give your teeth a thorough examination. This will allow her to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
Should you both decide to move forward, the process will start with her team taking a series of X-rays and photos of your mouth. These will be used to make your trays and assure that they are perfectly fitted to your particular teeth. Once you have started wearing your trays, you will need to visit the office about every 4-6 weeks so your progress can be monitored.
Start Getting Straighter Teeth Today
You can finally get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted without having to get braces, all thanks to Invisalign. It’s the most modern approach to orthodontics available today, and it gives you the best when it comes to speed, comfort, and effectiveness.
If you’re interested in getting Invisalign, or if you have any questions, give us a call today.