July 17, 2017
Congratulations! Dr. Valentine and her team think you’re making the right decision now that you’re going to have braces. Your smile will not only be straighter but healthier, too. The only question now is what kind of braces is right for you. Traditional orthodontics with metal brackets and wires are not the only option. Dr. Valentine, your dentist in Beverly Hills, is certified to provide orthodontic care with Invisalign, a system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Read on to learn more about the advantages of Invisalign and what makes this system different from traditional braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign are braces like you’ve never seen before. Unlike traditional orthodontics that require bonding metal brackets and wires to your teeth, Invisalign uses a sequential series of BPA-free plastic mouth trays to gently and gradually move your teeth into position. These trays, which are called aligners, fit snuggly over your teeth and are removable.
What’s Special about Removable Braces?
Because you can remove your Invisalign aligners, you’ll be able to eat whatever foods you like and maintain your regular at-home oral hygiene routine. When people wear metal orthodontics, they must adhere to strict diet restrictions—no popcorn, no chewy candy, no hard foods such as pretzels or raw carrots. With Invisalign, however, you just slip the aligners off of your teeth and enjoy whatever you like.
Also, keeping your teeth clean with Invisalign is so much easier than with traditional braces. Orthodontic patients with metal brackets and wires often need to follow extra steps in order to remove particles of food and plaque from around their braces and along the gum line. Flossing between teeth necessitates threading the floss under the archwire in order to reach in between each pair of teeth. These steps are essential in preventing tooth decay and gum disease during orthodontic treatment.
With clear Invisalign braces from your cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, you just remove the appliances to brush and floss your teeth as usual.
How Convenient is Invisalign?
Just the fact that Invisalign braces are removable makes them so much more convenient than traditional braces. But in addition to that, patients wearing metal brackets and wires need to see their dentist or orthodontist every four to six weeks to have their braces adjusted. With Invisalign in Beverly Hills, you will need to see Dr. Valentine periodically for progress checks, but there’s never a tightening adjustment. We’ll give you several weeks’ worth of aligners. All you have to do is wear each pair for two weeks and then move on to the next in order. In addition, you don’t have to worry about a broken bracket or dislodged wire. With Invisalign, the next one can easily replace a lost or damaged aligner.
Contact Our Office Today
The cost of treatment with Invisalign depends on your specific orthodontic needs. Dr. Valentine would be glad to consult with you. Call our office today to schedule a visit.
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