Invisalign® Clear Teeth Straightening in Laguna Hills
Beautiful, straight teeth without metal braces
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. It is a comfortable and virtually invisible alternative to regular metal braces.
Dr. Lee, who will administer your Invisalign treatment, is a trained orthodontist with over a decade of experience. He is an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider, which means that he completes extensive continuing education Invisalign classes every year and has treated a significant number of patients with this system. Dr. Lee has treated hundred of Invisalign cases.
In addition to being a highly trained and qualified orthodontist, Dr. Lee is warm and friendly and will help make you feel comfortable and well cared for throughout your treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Some of the benefits of Invisalign include:
- The clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
- Invisalign makes it easy to keep your teeth clean, as you can remove it completely for brushing and flossing.
- There are fewer visits to the dentist.
- You can remove them for special occasions.
- You can eat whatever you want.
How Invisalign works
Planning your treatment
Dr. Lee will take digital X-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth, which will be used by Invisalign to create digital 3D images of your teeth and plan out your precise treatment. He can show you how your teeth with shift at each stage and how long it will take to achieve the final results.
Comfortable custom aligners based on your treatment plan
Invisalign custom-designs a series of clear trays just for your teeth for every step of your treatment plan. These aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that will comfortably fit over your teeth without irritating your gums, which can be an issue with traditional metal braces.
The aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. You can take the aligners out for eating and to brush and floss your teeth.
Gradually and gently straightening your teeth
You will change your aligners approximately every two weeks. The aligners will gradually and gently move your teeth into a new position, each aligner moving your teeth a little closer to the end result. Approximately every six weeks you’ll meet with Dr. Lee so he can make sure you’re progressing well through your treatment. It takes approximately a year for adults to get their beautiful, new smile.
Conditions Invisalign can fix
Invisalign treatment can correct a wide variety of issues from mild cases of crooked teeth to more serious bite alignment issues. Here are some conditions that can be treated by Invisalign:
Crowding occurs when there isn’t enough room for teeth to fit normally in the jaws.
When one or more of your upper teeth bite over your lower teeth.
When one or more of your lower teeth protrude in front of your upper teeth.
Gaps or Spaces in Teeth
Gaps can cause teeth to shift into the empty spaces and become loose because the dental arch is not as secure.
When both upper and lower teeth are forced outwards so that they don’t touch each other, even when the mouth is closed.
This is a symptom of jaw misalignment, which can cause worn-down teeth, gum disease or both.
We are also a provider of Invisalign Teen, an Invisalign system adapted especially for teenagers. This treatment can be used for teens whose permanent teeth have fully erupted, around the age of 12.
Invisalign Teen is considered to be as effective as traditional braces for resolving most teeth-straightening issues. The treatment time is about the same as for traditional braces.
Invisalign Teen aligners are made with blue indicators that fade over time when they’re used as directed, so Dr. Lee can track compliance. The aligner should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, and clinical studies show that teens are compliant with this recommendation. Your teen will be provided with six replacement aligners for free in case any get lost.
Invisalign Teen aligners appeal to many teens because they are virtually invisible. Another appeal is their removability, which can be incredibly convenient for the modern teenager. Teens can remove their aligners to play sports, play musical instruments, and eat. They can enjoy foods such as popcorn that they would otherwise have to avoid with traditional braces. They can also continue to properly brush and floss for optimum oral health.
To make an appointment, call 949-393-5905 or click here to request an appointment online.