Often, people embarrassed of dental misalignment go to great lengths to obscure their smiles. They may cover their mouths when laughing or simply avoid pictures with friends and families. Over time, misalignment may eventually affect their self-esteem. While traditional braces would correct the issue, many adults feel a mouth full of metal braces could hurt their standing in the professional world. At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile, which is why we offer a clear and comfortable alternative to braces. In today’s blog, your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explains the benefits of Invisalign.
What are Invisalign Braces?
Instead of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently reposition a patient’s teeth. The patient wears the aligners daily for the time recommended by Dr. Alpan, usually between 20 and 22 hours. Approximately every two weeks the patient will upgrade to a new set of aligners. In all, the entire treatment time takes between 6 and 36 months, depending on the patient’s individual dental condition. Dr. Alpan offers years of expertise in the Invisalign braces process and is currently an Invisalign Elite Preferred provider. In fact, Dr. Alpan helped train over 10,000 doctors in the Invisalign process.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign braces offer a host of advantages over traditional dentures. In addition to being esthetically pleasing, removable braces mean patients no longer need to alter their diets or avoid certain foods. Removable braces also make brushing and flossing teeth easier, improving oral hygiene. Since the aligners are custom-made from comfortable and light plastic materials, patients don’t report the cheek and gum irritation often experienced with metal braces. Finally, Invisalign braces saves patients both time and money by requiring fewer office visits. On average, patients only need to see their Beverly Hills CA orthodontist once every six weeks.
Schedule an Appointment with your Beverly Hills CA Orthodontist
Interested in improving your smile with our innovative orthodontic procedures? Call your Beverly Hills CA orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan today at (310) 888-0066 for a free initial consultation. Our 90211 dental office provides the latest in orthodontic care for the residents of Beverly Hills and surrounding communities. We also have offices located in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.