Invisalign in Huntington Beach
Invisalign is the new treatment method to straighten teeth. It is done without the use of wires, brackets, glues, and the discomfort associated with traditional braces. Plus, it is virtually invisible and removable. Teeth straightening has never been so easy and precise.
Invisalign uses state of the art, advanced 3-D computer-generated images, and orthodontic expertise to develop an exact rendering of your mouth. This means your Invisalign aligners are calibrated and designed to ensure each step moves your teeth a little closer to perfect. Let’s get into some Invisalign facts…
What is Invisalign Exactly?
Invisalign is a series of plastic aligners made to fit over your teeth. There are no wires or brackets and they are virtually invisible to the eyes. Invisalign aligners use plastic materials that are FDA-approved and are free of known contaminants like:
How Does Invisalign works
After using an iTero Element scanner, a 3-D image is completed. This will then be used by the orthodontist to plan a series of custom-made aligners that will gently move your teeth into the desired position.
Use of an iTero Element scanner, an intra-oral 3D image is created in minutes.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Everyone is different and unique. At Peninsula Orthodontics, Dr. Hou will evaluate your teeth with a complete set of records, including X-rays and a 3D scan and create a unique treatment plan just for your Invisalign treatment.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has many benefits over traditional braces. These include the ability to wear them and not be noticed. As the aligners are completely clear, you can attend a meeting or class without your clear aligners being noticed. It is also noted that there is less speech impairment compared to bracket and wire braces. There is also ‘Invisalign Teen’ that has blue dot technology so parents can keep an eye on the young patient’s progress.
Another benefit is the ability to remove them easily and painlessly to eat and clean. With traditional braces, the patient would have to avoid certain foods because of potential damage to the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can simply pop them out to eat. Just make sure you clean both your teeth and the aligners before putting them back into your mouth!!
How Long Does Treatment Take and Where is Invisalign Available?
It all depends on the individual. It can take as little as 10 trays to a perfect smile. More in-depth treatment will take longer. Either way, you will see the changes in a matter of weeks.
Over 8 million people have benefited from Invisalign treatment across the world since its inception. Dr. Hou is an Invisalign provider who has created thousands of beautiful smiles using this wonderful technology.
Please schedule for a complimentary consultation and start having your confident smile that you have been waiting for.