Century City Smiles & Orthodontics
Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood / Century City, Los Angeles, CA
More than six million men, women, and teens have used Invisalign® to enhance their smiles. If you’re interested in joining them, consider seeing Shawn Saidian, DDS, in Westwood, California. A certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Saidian treats patients with this revolutionary clear aligner system that straightens teeth discreetly and effectively. Imagine realigning your smile without bulky metal brackets in half the time! Call the office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the most advanced, revolutionary orthodontic treatments that straightens teeth and enhances smiles in the world. By wearing these clear, removable aligners, you can shift your teeth into optimal alignment. The best part about the whole process is that no one can even tell you’re wearing a dental appliance.
For all these reasons, Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular choices when it comes to orthodontics for both teens and adults.
How does Invisalign work?
Once you decide on using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, Dr. Saidian uses cutting-edge digital scan technology to map your treatment plan. The technology even allows you to see what your smile will look like once treatment is complete.
Your digital impressions are then used to custom-create your aligners. When your first set of aligners is ready, you’ll need to start wearing them right away. For optimal results, you must wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours each day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth.
Every few weeks you’ll receive a new set of aligners. Each new set is slightly different, applying new pressure and maintaining the planned movement of your teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
It doesn’t matter if you’re at school or if you work full time, smiling with a mouthful of metal isn’t ideal. It can even be embarrassing, and tasks like eating and brushing your teeth can be difficult. But with the clear, removable aligners, nobody can even tell you’re wearing a dental appliance. They allow you to smile with confidence throughout your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is great for patients with busy schedules since you only need to check in with Dr. Saidian every six weeks or so for simple evaluations. During these visits, there’s no painful tightening or adjusting of wires, just minor adjustments.
How long does treatment with Invisalign take?
On average, treatment with Invisalign lasts about one year. In some rare cases, such as with severe malocclusions, it can last up to 18 months. The length of your treatment time can vary widely depending on several factors, including your age, the current state of your smile, and how often you wear your aligners.
To see for yourself just how truly amazing Invisalign is, schedule a consultation at Shawn Saidian, DDS by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.