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Los Angeles Orthodontist Answers Questions About Invisalign

pretty-smiling-lady-300x231Do you want a beautiful smile but feel apprehensive about undergoing orthodontic treatment? Many people avoid the procedures necessary to correct their smiles because they fear the affect braces will have on their appearance. Fortunately, at Aesthetic Orthodontics, we offer a clear and comfortable alternative to traditional orthodontics. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, answers frequently asked questions about the inconspicuous smile correction available with Invisalign.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Traditional braces require metal brackets and wires to correct smiles. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners instead. The aligners are custom-made using impressions and photographs of the patient’s teeth. The patient wears the aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day, upgrading to a new set of aligners about every two weeks.

Question: Can the aligners be removed?

Answer: Yes, the aligners can be removed before meals or special occasions. This means patients no longer need to alter their diets or avoid hard or sticky foods as they would need to with braces. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene and reducing the risk of dental discoloration.

Question: Will the process involve frequent office visits?

Answer: No. In fact, patients usually only need to see their Los Angeles CA orthodontist once every six weeks, saving both time and money.

Question: How long does the treatment time last?

Answer: On average, the entire treatment period for adults last around one year. For teens, the Invisalign process may require up to 18 months.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Los Angeles CA Orthodontist

Interested in learning more about innovative Invisalign clear braces? Then talk to your Los Angeles CA orthodontist today. Dr. Alpan will decide if our clear braces are right for you. 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.