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Invisalign Specialist

St. George Dental & Medical Spa

Dentists & Board Certified Physicians located in Van Nuys, CA & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Sometimes it might be necessary for braces to straighten your teeth out. For most people, however, braces make for an uncomfortable option that tends to lead to more issues than it resolves. For a better alternative, opt for Invisalign with Dr. Samir Halaka in Los Angeles instead.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular alternative for those trying to bypass cumbersome braces, and understandably so. Without using wires or brackets, Invisalign incorporates customized and removable alignment applications that are entirely transparent. In this way, Invisalign accomplishes the same goals as traditional braces but within a much more efficient and effortless system.

How Does Invisalign Work?

You typically start the Invisalign treatment process with a series of aligners that you will replace once every two weeks. Each of these aligners is manufactured based on the specific tooth, using precise calculations to shift each tooth gradually into place. This kind of procedure, if carefully planned with a trained dental professional, is truly customized to fit your specific mouth, giving you greater control over how your smile ends up.

Who Should Use Invisalign?

Dispel the notion that only specific individuals can undergo Invisalign treatment. Anyone can use Invisalign as evidenced by the already million or so people that have used it. Even for those with very particular and troublesome dental issues, comprehensive treatment is possible through Invisalign.

What Common Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

There are many common orthodontic issues that Invisalign can correct.

  • Overcrowding: There are too many teeth for your jaw, and they do not fit correctly. This can cause decay and gum disease over time, in addition to inhibiting the simple functions of your teeth. Invisalign can better help your spacing.
  • Underbite: You suffer from underbite if your lower jaw protrudes past the upper jaw. Underbite will often lead to painful jaw and joint problems but can be corrected with a full set of Invisalign aligners.
  • Overbite: While the opposite of underbite, overbite can cause the same kinds of problems. As with underbite, Invisalign can correct these issues.
  • Crossbite: Your upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly, which can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and even bone loss. Invisalign, however, can straighten out your jaw, preventing this.