Invisalign in Gardena CA
Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. While traditional braces can correct the alignment of your smile, Invisalign® does so without the inconvenience and indiscretion of metal 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 an aligning process involving custom-made clear aligners that gently move teeth into an ideal position for improved functionality and beauty. While traditional braces involve metal brackets and tightening wires, Invisalign® utilizes sets of customized plastic aligners to gradually straighten teeth as the patient graduates from aligning tray to aligning tray.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Many people opt for the Invisalign® treatment method in favor of traditional braces, and with exceptionally good reasons. To start, the clear aligners are virtually invisible. While it’s recommended that patients wear their aligning trays for 22 hours a day, the treatment remains discreet and unnoticeable. Invisalign® is excellent for picture-perfect moments where traditional braces could obstruct your smile.
Being able to remove the aligning trays prior to eating and drinking makes maintaining good dental hygiene simple. While traditional metal braces can trap food between the brackets, Invisalign® patients don’t need 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 success is almost entirely up to the patient. Our South Bay dentists develop the aligners, but it’s up to the patient to continue treatment. Continuing to manage their own dental health encourages the development of good dental habits, leading to a lifetime of beautiful straight teeth.
Who is eligible for Invisalign®?
Patients suffering from common misalignment problems such as overcrowding, gaps between teeth, crossbite, overbite, or underbite can look forward to 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 bite can encourage good dental hygiene, helping prevent dental complications such as tooth decay, gum disease, and premature wear and tear to the enamel.