Young adults often feel self-conscious about their appearance. While traditional braces could address smile issues and correct misalignment, many teens worry about the affect braces will have on their social standing. Thankfully, at Aesthetic Orthodontics, we offer a clear solution: Invisalign. In today’s blog, your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explains how Invisalign offers teens clear and comfortable smile correction.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Traditional orthodontics use metal brackets and wires to reposition crooked or crowded teeth. Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners instead. Patients simply wear the aligners daily for between 20 and 22 hours. To ensure faithful adherence, each aligner contains a small blue dot. If the aligner is being worn for the correct amount of time, the dot will wear away. This allows parents and your Beverly Hills orthodontist to ensure teens follow the necessary instructions. Approximately every two weeks, the patient will upgrade to a new set as their teeth are gradually and gently moved to the optimal position. The total treatment time typically takes 18 months.
The Benefits of Clear Braces
Since the aligners can be removed before meals, patients don’t need to alter their diet or avoid certain foods. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing teeth easier, improving oral hygiene. The aligners are custom-made from plastic, as a result patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with metal braces. The process also requires fewer office visits, saving our patients, and their parents, time and money.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Beverly Hills Orthodontist
Would you like to obtain a gorgeous, even smile? Then talk to your Beverly Hills orthodontist today. Dr. Alpan will perform a thorough examination to assess the state of your dental health and decide if Invisalign Teen will address your misalignment. To make an appointment with Dr. David Alpan call (310) 888-0066 for a free initial consultation. Our 90211 dental office provides the latest in orthodontic care for the residents of Los Angeles and surrounding communities. We also have offices located in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills.