Learn More About How Invisalign Works From Our Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentist

by Dr. Follette | Date Published: 2016-03-29

Today’s dental patient has more treatment options than ever before. Our Santa Monica dentist office uses the latest, most innovative, dental treatments and technologies in order to help our patients achieve the cosmetic and oral health goals.

One modern treatment that has been hugely beneficial for dental patients of many ages is Invisalign treatment. Let’s talk more about how Invisalign works to perfect patients’ natural smiles.

Invisalign is an easy-to-use, effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign allows you, as the patient, to move your teeth into more functional and aesthetically pleasing positions.

In order to physically move your teeth into better positions, you will wear a mouthpiece, called an aligner, over your smile. These aligners apply even and consistent pressure on your teeth, so that your teeth shift over time. Throughout the course of Invisalign treatment you will actually wear a series of Invisaling—switching to a new aligner every two to three weeks.

All Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear plastic resin. This means that throughout the entire treatment process, you will be able to see your natural smile shine through the aligner. Plus, the aligner will feel smooth and comfortable when in place—your oral tissues will not snag on the aligners as they would on metal brackets and wires of traditional braes.

Many people are good candidates for Invisalign treatment; the best way to figure out whether Invisalign will work for you, specifically, is to contact your dentist in order to schedule a consultation. Your dentist will make sure that your smile is healthy enough to undergo cosmetic treatment, and he or she will also ensure that Invisalign can help you meet your desired cosmetic goals.

As always our Santa Monica cosmetic dentist is here to answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to call us or contact us through our website!