Considering Invisalign? Get More Info From Our Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentist

by Dr. Follette | Date Published: 2017-07-11

Improving your dental alignment can make a huge difference to the appearance as well as the functionality and health of your smile. So many patients put off, or totally avoid, orthodontic treatment because they do not want to suffer through wearing metal brackets and wires. The good news is that our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists offer a patient-friendly alternative to conventional braces, Invisalign!

If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for your own smile, this information about Invisalign may help you evaluate your treatment options. Keep reading to learn more!

The Basics

Rather than moving teeth with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to apply consistent and constant pressure to the patient’s smile. Throughout the course of treatment, patients actually wear a series of aligners—switching out to a new aligner every two weeks or so. This treatment is totally metal-free, and the aligners are removable.

The Advantages

Patients love Invisalign for a number of important reasons. First of all, when Invisalign aligners are in place over the patient’s teeth, the aligner practically disappears. This treatment option offers a discreet way to straighten your teeth.

Another benefit of Invisalign is that, because the aligners are removable, patients are able to clean their smiles normally and effectively throughout the treatment process. One of the biggest complaints about metal brackets is that they are difficult to clean, and they become hotbeds for plaque accumulation; you don’t have to worry about any of this with Invisalign.

Additionally, patients report that Invisalign aligners are, in general, more comfortable than metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic resin, they do not irritate oral tissues like metal brackets and wires do.

As you can see, there are a number advantages to using Invisalign to straighten and perfect your smile. Thanks to the attributes of this innovative orthodontic system, more people than ever before are able to achieve their dream smiles without suffering through traditional treatment.

Our Santa Monica Invisalign dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have, and to help you determine whether Invisalign is a good treatment choice for you. Contact our team by giving us a call, or by using the Contact Us page on our site, to get started!