Invisalign Woodland Hills – Southern Cal Smiles
Traditional orthodontia is effective yet conspicuous. Many adults refuse to have braces placed because they don’t want others to see the metal brackets and wires in their mouth. Luckily, technological advancements have led to the development of clear braces, otherwise known as the Invisalign system. Invisalign is a safe, FDA-approved medical device that invisibly improves the alignment and positioning of your teeth. Dr. Susan Fredericks works with Woodland Hills Invisalign patients at Southern Cal Smiles.
If you’re looking for a way to straighten your smile without earning the nickname “metal mouth,” schedule a consultation with female dentist Susan Fredericks to learn more about Invisalign.
Improve Your Smile with Invisalign
Invisalign is an invisible orthodontics system that uses clear plastic to move your teeth into the desired position. The removable aligners come in sets of two (upper and lower) and resemble teeth whitening trays. They are comfortable, easy to wear and very discreet. No one will be able to tell that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment (unless you tell them!).
Invisalign can improve the following conditions:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Spacing issues between the teeth
- Unevenly aligned teeth
Straight, evenly spaced teeth are not only cosmetically appealing; they are also good for your oral health. They are easier to brush and floss and more likely to maintain a proper bite. If your bite is thrown off, you may experience jaw pain, increased wear and tear on your teeth and problems speaking or eating.
What Can I Expect During Invisalign Treatment?
The first step of Invisalign treatment is being fitted for your aligners. Dental X-rays, pictures and impressions will be taken to recreate a virtual model of your teeth. This information helps to map out your Invisalign treatment, and helps the dental laboratory craft your customized set of aligners. The Invisalign team will show you how the aligners will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Once your first set of Invisalign aligners is ready, the Invisalign team will give them to you and explain how to wear them. In general, you should wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day and remove them only when eating, brushing and flossing. The aligners require regular cleaning, which the team will show you how to do.
You should receive the next set of aligners in your personalized series every two weeks. You will visit the Invisalign team periodically so they can observe your progress and answer any questions you may have.
The length of Invisalign treatment varies by patient, but typically takes about a year.
Learn More about Invisalign
Would you like to learn more about Invisalign? Woodland Hills dentist Susan Fredericks encourages you to contact Southern Cal Smiles for a one-on-one consultation to discuss Invisalign treatment in more detail. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment.