Invisalign clear aligners
If you’re interested in a modern alternative to metal-wire braces, we also offer Invisalign® treatment in our South Gate, CA office. Invisalign comes in the form of removable plastic trays, which are designed to be worn at least 20-22 hours each day for optimal effect. Through the use of pressure, the aligners gradually guide your teeth into the desired position. Your dentist may also give you tooth-colored attachments, rubber bands, or other accessories to apply more pressure to your teeth, so you’ll see faster movement.
Benefits of Invisalign
Many patients opt for Invisalign because it’s more esthetically appealing than traditional braces. However, there are a range of other benefits that make Invisalign an excellent option:
- They’re clear, meaning it may be difficult for people to know you’re wearing your aligners unless you tell them.
- Because there are none of the sharp edges or protrusions that come with traditional braces, making for a much more safer and comfortable fit.
- Less frequent checkups mean you can save time and let your treatment run its course independently.
- There are no food restrictions with Invisalign. Because the trays are removable, you can eat anything you’d like, as long as you brush before replacing the trays in your mouth.
With this wide range of benefits, it’s easy to see why many people opt for the long-term results braces can bring. Invisalign is a particularly good option for those who do a lot of public speaking or other jobs that require authoritative, unhindered speech.