Everyone wants to have a perfect smile, but traditional braces may not be the ideal choice for you. Some patients have concerns about the intrusiveness of traditional braces. Those metal brackets and wires will be visible for months, even years, and you will have to change your eating and brushing habits to work around them.
At Shervin M. Louie, DDS, we’re committed to helping you achieve your perfect smile by using treatments that work best for you. That’s why we offer Invisalign. If you’re looking to correct a crooked smile or misaligned bite, it may be the perfect orthodontic treatment for you.
Oral Care is Easy with Invisalign
Unlike traditional and ceramic braces, Invisalign aligners don’t require any special care. All you need to do is rinse them with warm water every night — there’s no special brushing or cleaning required. You can treat your aligners the same way you’d normally treat your teeth. You do have to brush your teeth after every meal to ensure that your aligners don’t stain, but that’s a good oral health practice to adopt in general.
Invisalign Won’t Interrupt Your Life
Another advantage that Invisalign has over braces is that you don’t have to stop doing certain activities or limit yourself from eating certain types of foods. With braces, it’s highly recommended that you don’t participate in contact sports, but if you’re wearing Invisalign, you don’t have anything to worry about. You also don’t have to worry about bands or wires becoming worn or breaking, which means no emergency trips to the dentist.
Just remember that in order to experience optimum results, it’s recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day.
Invisalign is Invisible
The inconspicuous nature of Invisalign makes a huge difference. Unlike braces or retainers, Invisalign is a much more subtle option that doesn’t drastically alter your appearance. Adults are often reluctant to get braces because they are less common among older age groups. They can be a source of embarrassment and hurt one’s self-confidence. This is just as true for teenagers, who are often trying to build their self-esteem. Invisalign can help both teens and adults maintain their self-confidence while still delivering essential orthodontic treatment.
Metal braces may still be necessary, depending on how serious your orthodontic needs are. But in most cases, Invisalign transparent aligners are a great way to get the smile you want in an easy, quick, and effective way. You can come to the office of Shervin M. Louie, DDS to get them right in the heart of Los Angeles.
Book your consultation today and our oral health professionals will be able to quickly determine whether Invisalign is right for you. We’ll get you started on your first set of aligners right away, and you’ll be on your way to a celebrity-grade smile.
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