Do you have a misaligned smile? Crooked or crowded teeth are just two examples of the misalignment that can hinder the beauty of your smile. As a practically invisible alternative to traditional orthodontics, your Calabasas dentist, Dr. Payam Khalepari, offers our patients the breakthrough Invisalign system. Dr. Khalepari can address any questions you may have about this innovative orthodontic treatment.
FAQs About Invisalign Clear Braces
Question: How does Invisalign work?
Answer: Metal braces uses brackets and arch wires to correct uneven teeth. Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners gradually and gently reposition the teeth, improving alignment. Invisalign provides an esthetically pleasing option for patients who want a beautiful smile.
Question: How often will I need to wear the aligners?
Answer: Each day, you will need to wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set. The total treatment typically takes a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens. During this time, you will also see your Calabasas dentist about once every six weeks so he can monitor your progress.
Question: Can the aligners be removed before meals?
Answer: Yes. With Invisalign, you don’t need to alter your diet or avoid hard or chewy foods. As a result, you won’t need to worry about certain foods becoming stuck, or even damaging, your orthodontics. Removable aligners also improve oral hygiene, allowing you to brush and floss your teeth with ease. This also reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and the appearance of unsightly teeth stains.
Question: Will Invisalign be comfortable?
Answer: Yes. With metal braces, people often report gum and cheek irritation. Since the aligners are custom-made using plastic, patients experience more comfortable smile correction. When switching to new aligners, patients may notice some initial discomfort. Otherwise, Invisalign provides a comfortable and inconspicuous method of smile transformation.
About Calabasas Smiles – Dr. Payam Khalepari: Dr. Khalepari offers our patients a relaxing atmosphere and state-of-the-art care employing the latest in dental technology. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact Calabasas Smiles Dentistry at (818) 878-7300.