Invisalign & Clear Aligners
In Tarzana, Los Angeles
Cute Smile Dental offers Invisalign clear aligners to provide an orthodontic treatment plan that helps you achieve a healthy and confident smile.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Gone are the days of metal braces picking and poking at the inside of your mouth! At Cute Smile Dental, we use comfortable and undetectable clear aligners to fix misaligned teeth for an even smile you can feel confident in.
Once we take molds and scans of your teeth, we create plastic mouthpieces that apply small amounts of pressure to gradually guide your teeth into a straighter position. As your teeth straighten, we adjust the aligners to keep up the alignment until the treatment finishes.
Aligners vs. Traditional Braces
Choosing between clear aligners and traditional metal braces can be confusing!
We’ll help make the decision easier by giving you the advantages of both during your consultation in our Tarzana dental clinic. Generally, aligners and traditional braces achieve the same goal of straightening your teeth but work differently.
Clear aligners fit the mold of your mouth to easily align your teeth to their desired state.
Aligners offer more comfort, confidence, and ease compared to braces, which are visible and often more uncomfortable.
- Made of plastic
- No limits on foods or drinks
- Can’t treat extremely misaligned teeth
- Slowly apply pressure to guide your teeth
- Made of metal
- Limits on certain foods that can damage the braces
- Can treat extreme misalignments
- Are permanent throughout the treatment
- Wires and rubber bands force your teeth into the correct position
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Using clear aligners instead of retainers or braces has become a popular option for people wanting straight teeth. Invisalign comes with plenty of advantages over other options due to its appearance, comfort, and treatment method.
A few benefits you can expect when you choose clear aligners are:
- Less noticeability than metal braces
- Fewer visits to the orthodontist
- Greater comfort
- Easier to clean your teeth
- No restrictions to your diet
Some disadvantages to using clear aligners are having to wear them for the majority of the day and taking them out to eat or drink.
Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Right for You?
Invisalign can treat a variety of oral issues, including misaligned teeth, overbites, and gaps. Invisalign can be an excellent option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without wearing metal braces! This is a suitable option for people with misaligned teeth who can commit to following treatment guidelines to correct their misaligned bite.
However, clear aligners aren’t for everyone and won’t work properly if the patient doesn’t follow the guidelines or if the condition of their teeth is unsuitable. If you have a severe overbite, extremely misaligned teeth, large gaps, or undersized teeth, traditional braces may be the best option to move your teeth into position.
Get in touch with our dentists in Tarzana to see if you are a good candidate for clear aligners.
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