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Los Angeles Orthodontist Addresses FAQs About Invisalign

smile3We understand that no one is particularly excited to receive braces. While dental misalignment can be embarrassing, many adults feel braces could be just as damaging to their image. Fortunately, at Alpan Orthodontics, we offer a clear and comfortable method of smile enhancement. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, answers common questions about the benefits of Invisalign.

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How does Invisalign differ from traditional braces?

Answer: Traditional orthodontics use metal brackets and arch wires to correct crowding or straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign, however, uses a series of clear plastic aligners, providing practically invisible smile improvement.

Question: Does Dr. Alpan offer a free consultation?

Answer: Yes. During this initial visit, your Los Angeles CA orthodontist will examine your mouth and decide the best course for smile correction. In addition to Invisalign, we also offer the Damon system and lingual braces.

Question: What are the benefits of removable braces?

Answer: First, you won’t need to avoid certain foods or alter your diet. With metal braces, certain foods become stuck in your braces or may even damage your orthodontics. With Invisalign, you simply remove the aligners before meals. Second, removable aligners make thorough brushing and flossing easier, improving oral hygiene and reducing the risk of tooth decay and unsightly stains.

Question: How long will I need to wear the aligners?

Answer: Daily, the aligners will need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours. About every two weeks, you will upgrade to a new set as your teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. The entire treatment process typically lasts a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens.

Schedule an Appointment with your Los Angeles Orthodontist

Would you like to learn more about the Invisalign process? Then talk to your Los Angeles orthodontist today. Schedule a free consultation to see if Invisalign is the best choice for correcting your smile imperfections. Contact Dr. Alpan at our  Los Angeles dentist office by calling (213) 382-8228 today for a free initial consultation. We proudly serve patients across Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and all surrounding communities.