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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

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When choosing a family dentist, Santa Monica offers many choices. We want you to feel confident in the choice to trust your family's smiles to the Vision Dental team.

Asking questions is a natural part of the process of choosing your dentist, and we are here to help in any way we can. If your question is not listed here, the fastest way to get an answer is to pick up the phone and call. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® clear aligners are the premier brand of invisible braces, which are an orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth and improving smiles. This system uses accurate digital teeth scans to assess your smile and determine if you’re a good Invisalign candidate.

teen using invisalignThen, a precision dental lab creates a series of aligner trays from a proprietary polymer blend, and you wear each set for about two weeks before moving on to the next trays. The aligners are practically invisible and work without the hassle of metal brackets and wires. By the end of treatment, your smile will be transformed and aligned.

How to Choose an Invisalign Dentist in Santa Monica, CA

You should pick an orthodontist carefully if you’re considering Invisalign or Invisalign Teen for your family. A few things to look for are:

  • A Platinum Invisalign provider — This distinction is only given to the most trained and experienced dental teams.
  • The best digital scanner — We are proud to use the iTero® Element to obtain high-quality teeth impressions instantaneously.
  • Expertise with Invisalign Teen — Experience in how this variation helps adolescents stick to their treatment plan.

If you’re ready for orthodontic care without the discomfort and obtrusiveness of conventional braces, then Invisalign may be the right choice. We recommend a consultation with our Invisalign dentist without delay to learn more. Then, a new smile could be just steps away.

Invisalign in Santa Monica is a transparent aligner system like traditional braces but without brackets and guidewires. We have found that some patients prefer it for its discretion and comfort.

Invisalign is a series of steps leading you to straight teeth and an aligned smile.

Step #1: Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation

This initial visit answers all your questions, including whether Invisalign can adequately address your orthodontic needs. In most cases, it is an excellent system for crooked and misaligned teeth.

Step #2: Taking Impressions of Your Teeth

Your Santa Monica dentist takes impressions of your teeth and forwards the specifications to Invisalign for aligner fabrication. Then, when your aligners arrive at our dental office, you come in to pick them up.

Step #3: Wear Your Aligners According to the Schedule

Your dentist lets you know how often to change your aligners, usually every few weeks. Follow these instructions, and always call us if you have questions.

Step #4: Don’t Forget to Wear Your Retainer

After completing the Invisalign treatment, wear your retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their old positions.

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Santa Monica

If you want to learn more about Invisalign or arrange a consultation, give us a call today.

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