When you choose Invisalign treatment, you can begin a procedure that will lead to a more symmetrical smile while putting issues with gaps and overlaps between teeth behind you. At our North Hollywood, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to help patients deal with these issues and enjoy both the oral health and cosmetic benefits! One thing we can do to ensure your treatment is successful is use advanced digital imaging technology to plan your personalized treatment. Our iTero digital scanner gives us detailed information to use in the design of your aligners, and in planning your overall correction! (more…)
Teeth that aren’t aligned properly can be prone to several different types of problems, and can have multiple consequences on different areas of your oral health. However, for many patients, the main motivating factors in seeking treatment to correct their crooked teeth are often similar, and include improving their smiles’ appearance and how their bites feel when they close them. Today, we explain how Invisalign® straightens crooked teeth in a way that address these concerns while keeping the treatment process more discreet and convenient that patients might expect.
Why misaligned teeth need to be straightened
Orthodontic treatment, or the practice of diagnosing and correcting the alignment of crooked teeth, has long been an important part of general dental care. The impacts of misaligned teeth can vary, but when left untreated, the misalignment can cause a wide range of problems for your bite function. For example, your bite may be imbalanced because all of your upper teeth don’t meet all of your lower teeth evenly when you bite down. As a result, some of your teeth may be forced to withstand excessive amounts of pressure, which can force them further out of alignment or cause them to become worn or damaged.
How clear aligners are designed to work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to straighten crooked teeth before their misalignment leads to further problems with their health and integrity. Traditionally, this includes utilizing carefully placed brackets on crooked teeth and utilizing an arch wire to gently force them into straighter positions. With Invisalign®, clear aligners are utilized to achieve the same gentle force, but without the need for brackets or wires to achieve it. Instead, the aligners are digitally designed to gradually move crooked teeth toward their straighter positions as you change them throughout your treatment.
Benefiting from Invisalign® treatment
The ability to straighten crooked teeth and improve your bite’s overall function without the need for orthodontic braces can make Invisalign® preferable for a number of reasons. For patients who are concerned how traditional metal braces may impact their smiles’ appearance, the most notable advantage may be the nearly invisible appearance of the aligners. Made from clear acrylic, the aligners are nearly undetectable when placed over your teeth, making them significantly more discreet. You can also temporarily remove your clear aligners for a few moments each day, such as when you brush and floss your teeth or eat and drink something, for optimal convenience.
Learn more about Invisalign’s advantages
Invisalign® takes a different approach to straightening crooked teeth that allows us to improve your oral health in a more discreet and comfortable manner. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
For many people who have crooked teeth, the condition can be visibly obvious every time they smile. Because of this, they may expect that correcting the problem also has to be highly obvious, especially if they expect to need metal braces to address it. However, many people can benefit from straightening crooked teeth with more discreet Invisalign® clear aligners, which can correct several different types of malocclusion (tooth misalignment) in a more comfortable and convenient manner than you might expect.
1. Keeping treatment highly discreet
The discreet nature of clear aligners is one of the more notable aspects of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Unlike traditional metal braces, which are designed to utilize brackets and wires to gently straighten teeth, clear aligners are made from virtually invisible, BPA-free acrylic. They’re also designed to conform precisely to the size and shape of your teeth, which makes them almost completely undetectable when placed over them. Because of this, Invisalign® can allow you to straighten crooked teeth in a highly discreet manner.
2. Addressing multiple types of malocclusion
For some severe cases of malocclusion, traditional orthodontic braces may still be required to correct tooth alignment. However, the precise, digital design method used to create Invisalign® allows them to effectively correct malocclusion of various types. This can sometimes include seemingly extensive tooth misalignment, or cases of relapse (teeth becoming crooked again after previous orthodontic treatment). Their versatility makes Invisalign® clear aligners an ideal for solution for increasingly more patients who want a discreet and comfortable solution for straightening their crooked teeth.
3. Making good dental care easier
The appearance of your clear aligners can be a significant advantage to Invisalign®, and their ability to address several types of malocclusion means there’s a good chance you’re a candidate for them. Yet, one of their more beneficial aspects is the fact that you can temporarily remove your aligners each day throughout the course of your treatment. When you need to brush and floss your teeth, or it’s time to eat your favorite meals, you can remove your aligners to avoid damaging them or getting food stuck in hard-to-reach places. By making it easier to keep your teeth clean each day, Invisalign® can help you take better care of your oral health and reduce your risks of developing concerns like tooth decay or gum disease.
Learn more about treatment with Invisalign®
With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can improve several aspects of your orthodontic treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
People who have crooked teeth to straighten often have more to deal with than just the obvious problem. For example, the most obvious concern might be their smile’s appearance, yet with traditional orthodontic braces, they might not feel confident that concern is properly addressed. The many different consequences of crooked teeth make it especially important to address the problem as soon as possible, which is a big reason why can offer more discreet orthodontic treatment with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners.
Their ability to remain almost invisible
Invisalign® clear aligners boast several advantages over traditional orthodontic braces, but their nearly invisible construction is one of the more immediately obvious ones. Many older teen and adult patients hesitate or procrastinate to correct crooked teeth out of fear of potential embarrassment. However, with Invisalign®, that’s no longer a concern, as the clear aligners are designed to remain virtually invisible and allow your natural teeth to show through them. With greater confidence that their treatment will remain discreet, more patients can be encouraged to straighten their crooked teeth as soon as possible.
The enhanced comfort of the aligners
Clear aligners are crafted from clear acrylic and are designed to fit over your upper and lower teeth comfortably. Because they aren’t bonded to your teeth or consist of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners can provide a much higher level of comfort throughout the course of your treatment. This comfort not only includes the feel of your aligners compared to the feel of metal braces, but also the implications of wearing clear aligners that can be temporarily removed at certain points throughout the day to minimize your treatment’s impact on your daily life.
The convenience in your daily routines
The appearance of metal braces is only one concern that patients may have about traditional orthodontic treatment. Another may be the concern about how their treatment will impact their daily lives, what they’ll have to chance to accommodate it, and how long they’ll have to endure the change. Invisalign® aligners can significantly streamline the process of straightening crooked teeth to make it more convenient. For example, you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth so you won’t need specialized dental hygiene tools to do so.
Learn how you can benefit from Invisalign®
Their more discreet appearance is important, but there are many other significant benefits that Invisalign® aligners can provide. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
The quality of your dental treatment can be measured by a variety of factors. For example, the results of the treatment are of utmost important, as the goal is to successfully restore your smile and good oral health. However, the extent to which your treatment affects your daily life can also be an important factor, which is why some patients may hesitate to straighten their crooked teeth with traditional metal braces. Fortunately, many patients can find an even more discreet solution to straightening crooked teeth with the help of custom-designed Invisalign® clear aligners.
The nature of discreet orthodontics
Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is designed to utilize a series of clear, highly discreet aligners that can comfortably and efficiently straighten crooked teeth. The aligners accomplish this by following similar principles of orthodontic treatment, meaning they gradually and gently guide crooked teeth into straighter positions. The difference is that the process relies on the unique, highly precise design of the aligners, rather than the force generated by arch wires and brackets. This helps ensure that you can keep your entire orthodontic more discreet and enjoy the benefits of a straighter and healthier smile.
The daily benefits of clear aligners
The ability to keep your orthodontic treatment discreet can be an important benefit of Invisalign® clear aligners, but for the quality of your treatment, one of the more important benefits include the way in which clear aligners simplify your daily life. For example, without having to accommodate brackets and wires, your clear aligners allow you to brush and floss your teeth without interdental cleaners, and eat the foods you enjoy most without worrying about damaging your orthodontic appliances. Instead, you can simply remove the aligners for a short period of time, then replace them once you’ve finished.
The success of your orthodontic treatment
The customized and highly precise design of your clear aligners does more than just simplify your orthodontic treatment. It also helps ensure that your treatment is a success, and that you can enjoy the benefits of a straighter smile in a more convenient manner. Making orthodontic treatment more convenient and discreet can encourage more patients to undergo necessary treatment faster, and avoid some of the more serious consequences of untreated tooth misalignment.
Learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners
With the help of Invisalign® clear aligners, you can deal with your crooked teeth in a much more discreet manner. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Straightening crooked teeth is a delicate process. For your treatment to be successful, your orthodontic braces or aligners need to gradually but gently reposition your crooked teeth to improve their alignment in a way that optimizes your bite function. For this reason, we can often help ensure accurate and precise results for your treatment by designing your Invisalign® clear aligners with the help of advanced iTero® 3D digital imaging technology.
How clear aligners streamline orthodontics
Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to streamline your orthodontic treatment and eliminate the need for traditional braces by utilizing a series of clear, nearly invisible aligners. This helps keep your orthodontic treatment more discreet and more comfortable overall, and can eliminate many of the concerns that come with having brackets and wires bonded to your teeth. The goal of Invisalign® treatment is for each aligner to guide your crooked teeth toward their straighter, proper positions. Each aligner progresses this movement to a certain degree, and the successive aligners continue this movement until your teeth and smile are straight.
The role of digital imaging technology
For clear aligners to accomplish their purpose of straightening crooked teeth, each aligner has to follow a certain phase of a carefully planned path of movement for your teeth. This takes highly precise planning and design, which we accomplish with the use of iTero’s 3D digital imaging technology. The advanced imaging and design technology allow us to digitally measure your teeth and dental ridge, as well as map your dentition and the extent of your tooth misalignment. The software then allows us to plan the most precise and efficient path of movement to correct this misalignment, using the results to design each successive aligner in your treatment.
Benefiting from more precise clear aligners
The benefits of clear aligners are significant when it comes to streamlining your orthodontic treatment experience. Because they’re designed to remain virtually invisible when placed over your teeth, your treatment will remain discreet and nearly unnoticeable to everyone else. The more precise design techniques allowed by iTero® technology also help improve the results of your treatment, and can make Invisalign® a viable option for more patients who require orthodontic correction.
Learn more about digitally designed clear aligners
In addition to the benefits that clear aligners naturally provide, designing your Invisalign® treatment with advanced iTero® digital imaging technology can make your treatment more convenient and precise. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
The level of malocclusion (or tooth misalignment) that affects your smile isn’t the same for everyone. Yet, traditionally, dealing with crooked teeth has often required the same treatment – orthodontic braces – regardless of severity or the specific misalignment of teeth. Today, however, you have a wider variety of options for straightening crooked teeth and improving your smile and oral health. For example, many people who have crooked teeth are able to straighten them using a series of Invisalign® clear aligners rather than a system of brackets and wires.
How clear aligners straighten crooked teeth
Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to help streamline orthodontic treatment for many older teens and adult patients. The goal of the aligners is similar to the goals of orthodontic braces; to gradually and safely realign teeth that are crooked so your bite can function properly again. The difference, however, is that Invisalign® doesn’t require brackets bonded to your teeth, nor does it require an arch wire to provide the pressure necessary to realign your teeth. Instead, Invisalign® is a system of aligners that progressively guide crooked teeth into straighter positions. Each successive aligner is designed to pick up where the previous aligner left off in guiding your teeth through their appropriate paths of movement.
The benefits of clear, comfortable aligners
One of the most notable advantages to using clear aligners instead of braces is the more natural and discreet appearance they provide. Without needing brackets or wires, clear aligners can remain more comfortable when placed over your teeth. There are no metal parts to potentially jut against or scrape your soft oral tissues, or to work around when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. In addition, Invisalign® aligners are made from clear, virtually invisible acrylic, making them nearly undetectable throughout the entire course of your orthodontic treatment.
The advantages of digital treatment design
The Invisalign® treatment process is meant to make orthodontic treatment simpler and more streamlined for many patients. Yet, the designing and creation of your Invisalign® aligners is a complex process involving the use of innovative, highly precise digital imaging technology. For Invisalign® aligners to accomplish their purpose, every aligner has to guide your crooked teeth through a specific phase of their movement. This takes carefully analyzing and assessing your malocclusion to determine the safest and most efficient path of movement, as well as digital design capabilities to ensure that each aligner accomplishes its purpose precisely.
Enjoy more discreet orthodontics with Invisalign®
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be complicated. With the help of Invisalign® clear aligners, you can enjoy a straighter smile much more comfortably and discreetly. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
The good thing about modern cosmetic dentistry is that you have a customizable solution for virtually every concern that could affect your smile. For patients in North Hollywood, that can sometimes mean combining one or more treatments to address multiple different issues so you can completely makeover your smile. Even if your teeth are not aligned properly, you may be able to complete your smile makeover without having to wear orthodontic braces. Thanks to advanced Invisalign® clear aligners, you can include straighter and more functional teeth as part of your new and improved smile.
The Point of Your Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is a highly customized treatment plan designed to address every concern with your smile’s health and appearance. The specific treatments involved in your smile makeover depend on the unique concerns and goals you have for your smile. Besides improving your smile, the goal of your makeover plan is also to help you preserve as much healthy, natural tooth structure as possible, which means keeping your treatments as conservative and minimally invasive as possible. By straightening your teeth with Invisalign® aligners instead of braces, you can add a straighter smile to your makeover goals while still keeping your treatment plan convenient.
The Role of Invisalign® Aligners
Invisalign® aligners approach the science of straightening crooked teeth in the same conservative manner as a smile makeover approaches cosmetic dentistry. The goal of achieving optimal results is as equally important as preserving your smile, and compared to traditional bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign® can help many patients achieve that goal more successfully. Straightening your crooked teeth makes it easier and more efficient to improve any other issues with its appearance. Plus, the discreet and convenient nature of Invisalign® aligners makes sure that your treatment remains conservative and minimally invasive.
Make Invisalign® Part of Your Smile Makeover
If the alignment of your teeth is part of your smile concerns, then find out if you should include Invisalign® in your smile makeover plan. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Tooth misalignment (also known as malocclusion) affects patients of all ages, but treating it often depends on what age it occurs. For instance, for young children, orthodontic braces are often necessary to ensure that their teeth are not only straight, but also poised to help their permanent teeth and oral structures develop properly. For adult patients in North Hollywood, however, straightening crooked teeth can often be much simpler thanks to the help of Invisalign® clear aligners.
1. They really are clear
For many older teen and adult patients, the appearance of traditional braces is one of the biggest reasons for hesitating to straighten their crooked teeth. Despite the importance of not ignoring malocclusion, the conspicuous nature of traditional brackets and wires can impact a patient’s confidence throughout the day. To address this concern, Invisalign® skips the brackets and wires for aligners that are made from clear, virtually invisible acrylic.
2. They’re also temporarily removable
Besides how they look, another major concern that adults can have with traditional braces is the amount of extra work that comes with wearing them. You’ll have to tailor your diet to foods that are less likely to stick in your braces, and you need additional tools (such as an interdental cleaner) to thoroughly clean your teeth every day. By contrast, Invisalign® aligners are designed to be temporarily removable. Before eating or brushing your teeth, you can take your aligners off for optimal comfort and convenience.
3. They can fix a variety of alignment issues
Because Invisalign® aligners are custom-designed to meet every patient’s unique needs, they can address a wide variety of types of malocclusion. This means more patients can enjoy the many benefits of Invisalign® aligners, even if they’ve never undergone orthodontic treatment before.
Learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners
There are many things to know about Invisalign®, but finding out if you qualify for clear aligners is the most important. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Crooked teeth are a significant concern for your long-term oral health if not addressed. Fortunately, orthodontic braces have long provided an effective solution for correcting them and reducing the risks of such concerns. However, for many patients in North Hollywood, the potential inconvenience of wearing metal braces can make the question whether or not they should wear them. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear aligners offer a highly discreet and much more convenient way to correct teeth. Today, we take a look at how Invisalign® works and why it’s such a successful alternative to traditional braces.
A Different Orthodontic Approach
Braces work on the principle of slow tooth movement, which means realigning crooked teeth in a manner that allows your tooth structure, teeth roots, and oral tissues to accommodate the shift. Invisalign® clear aligners follow the same principle, but they approach the process much differently. For example, braces utilize brackets and wires to apply the pressure necessary to shift your teeth. By contrast, Invisalign® aligners rely on their innovative, precise designs to guide your teeth in a more comfortable and discreet
How the Aligners Achieve Their Goals
Instead of applying gentle pressure through brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners are designed to gently force your teeth to match their shape. As you progress through the aligners, they continue guiding your teeth until the treatment is complete. The fact that the aligners don’t rely on brackets and wires and can be removed when necessary means they can accomplish their goals of straightening your teeth much more conveniently. As long as you wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day, you can temporarily remove them to make tasks such as eating and cleaning your teeth much simpler.
Learn if Invisalign® Can Work for You
If you want a straighter and healthier smile, then find out if you qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to traditional braces. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.