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Invisalign

Invisaign is the crème de la crème of orthodontic fashion accessories because of its transparency and adjustability, which allow patients more freedom to clean their teeth and avoid the vintage “metal mouth” look.   Since its introduction in 2008, over 750,000 patients have seen the clear advantage to clear braces over their metallic counterparts.

Invisilign, like traditional braces, works by fitting around your teeth and correcting malocclusions or “bad bites”. Crooked teeth lead to periodontal (gum) diseases and can adversely affect one’s health. Over time, malocclusions like overbites, underbites, crossbites, or just crooked teeth in general create pressure on your jaw which can cause chips or cracks in teeth – increasing your next dental bill exponentially.

Numerous Invisalign advantages sway patients to begin their trial. Aesthetics is the most likely the biggest factor for deciders. Since Invisalign is transparent, image -conscious teenagers for example may choose them over metal braces. Though thinking back to middle school, it was fun to see everyone’s elastics change with the seasons: black and orange for Halloween, red and green for Christmas. If I never got a calendar for my birthday, at least I could tell what month it was when everyone smiled!

Invisalign is also completely removable, which is an advantage as well as disadvantage. Since cleaning teeth is so much harder with metal braces – floss can get stuck, toothbrushes can’t reach the entire tooth – Invisalign was made for removal.  Invisalign should also be taken out during meals so you don’t accidentally trap food between braces and teeth.  But clean your teeth after before putting Invsalign back in.

Between eating, cleaning, and having Invisalign out, it’s easy to misplace or forget to put it back in altogether! To effectively straighten your teeth, Invisalign needs to be present in your mouth for 22/24 hours of the day. If correctly applied Invisalign straightens your teeth and your trial will end between 12-18 months. On average, traditional braces stay on for 36 months (3 years)!

So contact your downtown Los Angeles dentist for Invisalign. The difference is clear! Oh, wait, that’s Cleareye’s slogan.