Invisalign in Anaheim, CA
Braces have certainly come a long way over the years, and we understand that while kids aren’t often impacted by wearing braces, we get that teens or adults can feel self-conscious; however, not getting braces can leave you dealing with a misaligned and unhealthy smile. Invisalign offers our older teen and adult patients a discreet, metal-free way to get a straighter smile, so you can feel confident in your appearance while wearing braces.
Instead of the traditional metal brackets and wires that most people think of when they think about braces, Invisalign provides patients with a unique system of clear aligners that cover over teeth like retainers or mouth guards; however, these aligners are custom-fitted to your mouth, so they fit flush against the teeth for a tight but still comfortable fit. This tight fit makes it possible for the aligners to gradually and painlessly shift teeth into their proper position. Unlike traditional braces, you won’t need to come into the office to have your braces tightened.
Plus, the aligners are made from medical-grade thermoplastic, which is quite flexible. This makes it more comfortable to wear for the expected 20-22 hours each day. The edges of the aligners are smoothed over, so they don’t rub against the gums or cause discomfort. When you come in for your Invisalign treatment plan, we will take impressions of your smile and use special computer technology to map out how your teeth will shift during the course of your treatment. We will even be able to give you an idea of what your smile will look like afterward. We will give these impressions and dental measurements to a local Invisalign-approved lab, where they will make your aligners.
The length of treatment, and the number of aligners you need to wear, will depend on the type and severity of the issues you’re dealing with. Some patients may see results in as little as six months, with the average length of Invisalign treatment taking between 12-18 months. Invisalign is ideal for our older teen and adult patients who are dedicated to wearing their aligners every day, without fail.
If you are interested in finding out if you or your teen is an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment, then call Smilehubs Orthodontics in Anaheim, CA, at (714) 701-8001 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mehdipour, Dr. Dousti, and their team!