Invisalign in Gardena CA
Invisalign® is a powerful way to straighten your teeth while remaining comfortable and discreet. Braces are not the most pleasant or discreet option, as they require metal wires and brackets to be attached to your teeth and are difficult to conceal. Invisalign®, however, is much better because you can straighten your teeth without the use of wires or brackets, but still get the same success rate of braces.
At South Bay Dentistry & Orthodontics, we rely on trusted brands like Invisalign® to help our patients achieve their best smile yet.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a process that uses custom-made aligners to gently move teeth into an ideal position for better functionality and aesthetics.
Braces are a well-known treatment for patients who wish to have straighter teeth. They traditionally involve metal brackets and tightened wires that gradually straighten teeth as the patient progresses through the aligning process. Invisalign® relies on a series of customized, removable plastic aligners to straighten teeth incrementally, and is usually a more appealing option.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Many people are opting for the refined Invisalign® treatment method in favor of traditional braces, and for good reason. To start with, the aligners are virtually invisible, which can be a powerful motivator for those hesitant to wear traditional braces.
The patient’s aligning trays need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, but the treatment is discreet and unnoticeable. Invisalign is an excellent option for those who are concerned about their appearance when they smile or want something more attractive than traditional braces.
The aligning trays can be removed prior to eating and drinking which means that you never have to worry about your braces getting in the way of maintaining good dental health. With traditional metal braces, food can become trapped between the brackets. With Invisalign®, you don’t have to worry about this problem.
Easy removal allows regular flossing and brushing to occur without additional special tools to get in between wires and brackets.
Another advantage of Invisalign® is that the patients can take care of it themselves and make their treatment a success. Our South Bay dentists develop the aligners, but it’s up to the patient to continue treatment. By following good dental habits, the patients can continue to manage their own dental health which will lead to a lifetime of beautiful straight teeth.
Who is eligible for Invisalign®?
Patients who are suffering from common misalignment problems such as overcrowding, gaps between teeth, crossbite, overbite, or underbite are the ideal candidates for the Invisalign® treatment. While traditional braces are still necessary to manage cases of severe bite misalignment, Invisalign® will handle the majority of common misalignment problems. Correcting poor bites can encourage good dental hygiene, whichc will also help to prevent dental complications such as tooth decay, gum disease, and premature wear and tear to the enamel.