Invisalign are custom made aligners, designed to straighten your teeth, restoring your smile and enhancing your oral health all at the same time. Since their first use in early 2000, these aligners have gained popularity over the years, with more patients preferring Invisalign to other regular options such as braces. This being mainly because, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are highly inconspicuous, hence not easily noticeable to other people. They are also made of smooth, BPA-free clear plastic, which can be comfortably worn over your teeth, allowing you to move them gently.
Additionally, you can remove them without endangering your dental health, and you will hardly have any difficulty eating, neither will you experience any discomfort since there are no wires involved.
At MK Dental Group, we have highly qualified Invisalign specialists in Porter Ranch, who use pictures, X-rays, and impressions to first create a 3D image of your teeth before the procedure, which also allows for proper alignment of the trays.
Am I The Right Candidate For Invisalign?
If you have crowded or crooked teeth, open gaps or adjust overbites, you may be a candidate for Invisalign placement. Dr. Michael Khorramian, your dentist in Porter Ranch and Northridge, will work with you to ensure you have the best treatment plan, as well as realistic expectations of the treatment.
What Should I Expect During The Treatment?
The first step in every Invisalign treatment involves taking an impression of your teeth. We use the Invisalign system to establish whether you are an ideal candidate for the placement. We then use a virtual 3D treatment plan, which shows the series of movements your teeth will be subjected to over the course of the Invisalign treatment. This is a very important step since it allows our patients to see what their teeth will look like after the treatment is done. You will be required to wear a set of the aligners. The set is switched after the necessary duration, and we monitor your teeth movement throughout to ensure the Invisalign is working as projected.
There is no set duration of time for Invisalign treatment, mostly about 6-24 months, as this varies for different patients, depending on the severity of their dental condition. You should consult with our Porter Ranch dentist beforehand so that you can both come up with the situation that works best for you.
Are There Any Post-Treatment Instructions I Should Follow?
Dr. Khorramian recommends that you should visit us at MK Dental Group as directed to change your aligner trays. You are also required to make follow up visits for monitoring.
For proper maintenance of your Invisalign aligners, your dentist in Porter Ranch, will provide you with a detailed guide to an Invisalign cleaning system. Alternatively, you can brush and rinse your tray with lukewarm water to prevent any infections from occurring.
Visit our office today, located in Los Angeles, California, to learn more about Invisalign aligners, and why they may be the best option for you.