Gone are the days of metal braces picking and poking at the inside of your mouth! At 32ology Dental Studio, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Argina Kudaverdian, uses comfortable and discreet Invisalign® clear aligners to correct misaligned teeth for an even smile you can feel confident in.
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How Does Invisalign Work?
Once we take molds and scans of your teeth, plastic mouthpieces are created, which apply small amounts of pressure to your teeth, gradually guiding them into a straighter position. As your teeth straighten, we adjust the aligners to keep up the alignment until the treatment finishes.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Choosing between Invisalign and traditional metal braces can be confusing! We’ll help make the decision easier by giving you the advantages of both during your consultation in our Tarzana dental clinic. Generally, aligners and traditional braces achieve the same goal of straightening your teeth but work differently.
Clear aligners fit the mold of your mouth to easily align your teeth to their desired state. Aligners typically offer more comfort, confidence, and ease compared to braces, which are visible and often more uncomfortable.
- Made of plastic
- Virtually invisible
- Can’t treat extremely misaligned teeth
- Slowly apply pressure to guide your teeth
- Made of metal
- Limits on certain foods to avoid damage to the braces
- Can treat extreme misalignments
- Are permanent throughout the treatment
- Wires and rubber bands force your teeth into the correct position
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Using Invisalign instead of retainers or braces has become a popular option for people wanting straight teeth. Invisalign comes with plenty of advantages over other options due to its appearance, comfort, and treatment method.
A few benefits you can expect when you choose clear aligners are:
- Less noticeable than metal braces
- Fewer visits to the orthodontist
- Greater comfort
- Easier to clean your teeth
- No restrictions to your diet
Some disadvantages to using clear aligners are having to wear them for the majority of the day and taking them out to eat or drink.
Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Right For You?
Invisalign can treat a variety of dental issues, including crowding, misaligned teeth, overbites, and gaps. The clear aligner system can be an excellent option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without wearing metal braces. This is a suitable option for people with misaligned teeth who can commit to following treatment guidelines to correct their misaligned bite.
However, clear aligners aren’t for everyone and won’t work properly if the patient doesn’t follow the guidelines or if the condition of their teeth is unsuitable. If you have a severe overbite or underbite, extremely misaligned teeth, large gaps, or undersized teeth, traditional braces may be the best option to move your teeth into position.
Get in touch with our team in Tarzana to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.