At Smile Boutique Beverly Hills, we are proud to offer our patients Invisalign as an almost invisible and highly convenient alternative to braces and other oral appliances. Invisalign has won praise from patients for its ability to transform misaligned teeth into a beautiful and healthy smile without unduly changing the patient’s appearance during treatment.
Your road to better dental alignment with Invisalign starts off with dental x-rays, photographs, and a series of tooth, gum, and bite impressions. With this material in hand, our highly skilled dental experts can effectively determine if Invisalign is right for you, or if some form of treatment might be a better fit in your case.
Once the decision is made to go forward with Invisalign, the dental impressions are scanned and the clear aligners are created. At that point, our highly experienced dentists will walk patients through the recommendations for how to best use Invisalign to ensure the desired results. Because a different Invisalign tray is created for every stage of your treatment, you’ll be able to get a preview of your likely progress by taking a close a look at the trays’ shapes.
What to Expect
Invisalign aligners should typically be worn for at least 20 hours a day in the first few weeks, and the entire process can take up to 13 months. However, the total time can often vary depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth. Aligner trays are typically worn all day and all night, but are removed prior to eating, brushing and flossing.
Following treatment, it is also often recommended that patients wear a retainer while sleeping in order to ensure that newly aligned teeth stay in place.