Invisalign is a system of invisible braces for adults and teens that is custom-made for you and only you. At Dillon Costantino Dental, the aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic; they’re virtually invisible, so no one will even know you’re wearing them! Each aligner is specifically shaped to fit your mouth and gently shifts your teeth into place over time. They’re removable, so you can eat whatever you want, and clean them easily by brushing or rinsing them in lukewarm water. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, then switch them out for the next set in the series. Over time, you’ll have a straighter, healthier smile.
The length of your treatment will vary depending on the degree of correction needed and can only be determined by your doctor. Your doctor will create a customized treatment plan, including approximately how long it will take to achieve your new smile. After completing your unique plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners will be designed to fit over your teeth. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. During your consultation, your dentist can better understand your treatment's length.
Unlike with metal braces, you can eat and drink anything you want during treatment because you can remove your aligners to eat and drink. Remove them each time you eat or drink something and brush your teeth after each meal before putting your aligners back in. Once your treatment is over, you’ll need to continue to brush and floss your teeth as you usually would keep your smile healthy.
If you’re planning a wedding or special event, don’t forget to take out your aligners before you put on your dress or suit. Many brides opt for Invisalign to keep their smiles bright and beautiful on special days. When your treatment is complete, you’ll have a beautiful new smile you can enjoy for years.
Braces irritate the mouth and gums, but you don’t have to worry about this when choosing Invisalign treatment. The smooth plastic of your aligners is gentle on your mouth and won’t cause pain or discomfort during treatment.
If you need more information or have questions about Invisalign, visit Dillon Costantino Dental at 10505 West Pico Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 475-0617 to schedule an appointment.