A Briter Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry & Oral Surgeon located in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

Invisalign® is the ingenious and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces that can straighten your teeth using near-invisible, comfortable, thermoplastic aligner trays. At A Briter Smile in Los Angeles, California, visionary dentist Ali Khosrovani, DDS, provides this effective, advanced cosmetic dentistry treatment to straighten and realign crooked and misaligned teeth. For attractive and perfectly aligned teeth, schedule your personal consultation online or call A Briter Smile today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental teeth-straightening solution that gradually shifts your teeth into alignment. The process usually takes between six to 18 months. 

With Invisalign, you wear a series of comfortable, custom-made, thermoplastic aligner trays.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

The first step of the Invisalign process is a personal consultation where Dr. Khosrovani produces impressions of your teeth and uses them to form a 3D model. The 3D model helps Dr. Khosrovani to carefully map out the movement of your teeth and create your personalized Invisalign treatment plan.

In some cases, Dr. Khosrovani might be able to give you an estimated time frame for your Invisalign treatment. Invisalign also allows you to preview your results to see how your straightened teeth will look. You can view a 3D computer simulation and digital design.

Your custom aligner trays are created in a dental lab and sent to the Briter Smile office. You place the trays comfortably over your teeth. It’s important you wear your trays for a minimum of 22 hours every day for the best results.

You return to the Briter Smile office every two weeks to receive your new custom trays and you continue to wear the trays until you and Dr. Khosrovani are happy with the look and functioning of your teeth and smile.

You should remove your aligner trays and rinse them with warm water daily and you might also want to use a soft toothbrush to gently brush your aligners.

After your treatment, Dr. Khosrovani might recommend that you wear a retainer made from the same material as your aligner trays to make sure your teeth don’t drift out of place.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign works wonders for treating underbites, overbites, crossbites, and open bites.

Some of the many advantages of Invisalign are:

  • 20 years of clinical research
  • Removable trays that allow you to brush your teeth and eat
  • Discretion (near-invisible plastic)
  • Proven success for all ages, including children and adolescents
  • A compliance indicator to monitor the length of time that teens are wearing their aligner trays

Invisalign resolves numerous issues that are commonly associated with metal braces, such as uncomfortable and unsightly brackets and tightening wires.

In contrast to traditional metal braces, Invisalign involves a smooth and comfortable thermoplastic material that doesn’t poke or irritate your gums. Invisalign works especially well for treating crooked, misaligned, and overcrowded teeth.

You might choose Invisalign for comfort, discretion, and impressive results. Straighten your teeth with this innovative dental solution and call A Briter Smile or schedule an appointment online.