Invisalign® is a popular choice among teenagers and adults receiving orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign relies on clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth and correct bad bites, making it an incredibly discreet treatment. These clear plastic aligners are custom-made using state-of-the-art imaging and computer technology, making them both comfortable and effective. Your aligners are also removable, which makes it possible for you to brush and floss your teeth normally to keep your mouth healthy and free from any problems that could damage your teeth and smile.
Invisalign is typically used to treat all the same orthodontic issues that are normally resolved with braces. This includes crowded, crooked, and gapped or spaced teeth as well as bad bites (overbites, underbites, open bites, etc.).
You will switch to a new set of aligners about every two weeks during your Invisalign treatment. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of your teeth, gently and gradually moving your teeth into their correct positions. You will meet with our dentist at regular intervals throughout your treatment to ensure that your smile is progressing as planned.
While receiving Invisalign treatment, it is important that you remember to clean your aligners regularly. While the fact that they are made from clear plastic makes them nearly invisible in your mouth, it also makes it easy for your teeth to appear gray, stained or dirty if the aligners are not cleaned regularly.
Please give Lake Forest Dental a call today at 949.446.0700 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Kim and find out if Invisalign in Lake Forest, California, is right for you!