in Encino & Downey, CA
Discreetly Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign®
Are you looking for a way to discreetly straighten your smile without getting traditional metal braces? While traditional braces can straighten your smile, they’re not pleasing to the eyes and can take years to straighten your teeth.
Furthermore, living with misaligned teeth can damage your oral health as well as your self-esteem. If you’re looking to begin your journey to a straighter smile in Los Angeles County, look no further. At Behzad Abadi DMD, our dentist Dr. Abadi has the perfect solution to discreetly straighten your teeth — Invisalign®.
Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign is a series of custom-made, computer-generated clear aligners that straighten your smile into the desired position. This provides patients with a clear, comfortable solution to straighten their teeth discreetly and without dietary changes. Depending on your orthodontic issues, Invisalign can straighten your smile in about 12 months.
Benefits of Invisalign
When you choose to undergo Invisalign treatment, you’ll receive a variety of benefits, including:
- Comfort — Customized especially for your smile, your Invisalign aligners will fit snugly over your teeth, providing comfort as you straighten your smile.
- Discreet — Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible to the point you won’t have to hide your smile.
- Fast — Invisalign provides a treatment process almost two times faster than traditional braces.
- Predictable — During your initial consultation, Dr. Abadi will show you what your teeth will look like after treatment.
- Removable — While it’s necessary to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you can remove them when you eat, drink, or practice oral hygiene.
Reasons for Invisalign
Invisalign can treat the same orthodontic issues as metal braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Overbite, underbite, or crossbites
Orthodontic issues often make it difficult to properly clean your mouth, and your oral health is more likely to be affected than those with a straighter smile. Some oral health issues that can arise as a result of misaligned teeth include tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. When you undergo Invisalign treatment for a straighter smile, your teeth will become easier to clean and less prone to tooth decay.
Invisalign Treatment Process
During your initial consultation, we’ll determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. We’ll examine your oral health, medical history, and smile goals. With our advanced technology, we’ll take digital X-rays and impressions to create digital images of your smile. These images will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory where they’ll craft your customized aligner trays.
Wearing Your Aligners
Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently be guided to the proper positions.
You’ll need to make sure you wear your aligner for at least 22 hours a day, only taking them out when you eat, drink, and clean your teeth. You’ll also need to visit our Encino or Downey, CA office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
Your New Smile
On average, Invisalign treatments take between 12 to 18 months to complete depending on your orthodontic situation. However, you may begin to notice results within the first few weeks. We’ll closely monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment if needed. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll have a stunning, straight smile you can be confident in.
Caring for Your Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are easy to care for. Here are some tips to help you keep your aligners in good condition:
- Rinse your aligners every time you remove them. This helps your trays remain clean and free of unhealthy bacteria and debris.
- Soak your trays once a day with an Invisalign soaking solution.
- Brush your teeth and your aligners twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Remove your aligners when eating or drinking, as certain food and drinks other than water can stain your aligners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Invisalign process hurt?
Invisalign aligners are a painless and discreet way to straighten your teeth. You may experience some discomfort and soreness in the first few weeks, but this will fade away once your teeth get used to the trays. While metal braces use metal wires or brackets that can poke your mouth, Invisalign utilizes comfortable, metal-free aligners.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
Depending on your case, you may be able to remove your braces and begin treatment with Invisalign. If you’re dealing with metal braces and wondering if it’s too late to switch to Invisalign, contact our dental experts. To know if you can switch to Invisalign, call our Encino or Downey office to schedule your consultation with our dentist.
Will my dental insurance cover the Invisalign treatment cost?
The price of your Invisalign treatment varies depending on your oral health needs. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your treatment plan and overall cost. We encourage you to reach out to your dental insurance provider to get details of your coverage and see if your plan will cover a portion of the cost.
If your coverage isn’t enough, we also offer flexible financing options such as CareCredit so you won’t need to delay your treatment any longer. If you have any questions regarding financing your treatment, call our Encino office at (818) 990-5900 or our Downey, CA office at (562) 862-8128, and we’ll gladly assist you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
It’s time to stop hiding your smile and receive a straighter smile discreetly with our Invisalign treatment without any lifestyle changes made. To see if you qualify for Invisalign, call our Encino office at (818) 990-5900 or our Downey office at (562) 862-8128 to schedule a consultation with our dentist today.
We’re proud to offer services in Encino and Downey, CA as well as areas including Calabasas, North Hollywood, Lakewood, Buena Parks, and East Los Angeles We look forward to making your smile dreams come true!