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Invisalign Specialist

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Invisalign services offered in Pacoima and Canoga Park

Invisalign® clear aligners have helped more than 12 million people get stunning smiles. Offered at WestCare Dental in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, by Salina Asidera, DDS, Invisalign aligners correct most bite problems and are more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Call today to set up an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for this orthodontic procedure, or use this website. 

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign are clear plastic aligners customized to coax your smile into better alignment. Your particular Invisalign plan is designed following a consultation at WestCare Dental. 

 

Invisalign aligners come in sets of trays that you change every week or two as your teeth shift toward their most aligned position. 

How can Invisalign help my smile?

Invisalign is an alternative to braces when it comes to correcting many bite problems and mild crookedness. You may use Invisalign to correct:

  • Overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth

At WestCare Dental, you undergo a thorough consultation that reviews your oral health history and smile concerns to determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

How are Invisalign aligners made?

Once you decide that Invisalign is right for you, your provider captures a 3D scan of your teeth and sends it to the Invisalign lab. The lab creates your custom aligners and returns them to WestCare Dental. You come in for an appointment to learn how to place the aligners and pick up a set that will last for several weeks.

You may periodically come back to WestCare Dental to ensure the aligners are moving your teeth appropriately. Your provider also checks your adherence to the right wear schedule.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign is barely noticeable as the aligners are clear and fit right over your teeth. Invisalign also offers other advantages, especially compared to metal braces. These include:

  • No dietary restrictions: You take the trays out to eat and drink
  • Fewer emergency visits: There are no brackets or wires that can break
  • Easy hygiene: You remove the trays to brush and floss
  • Comfortable wear: The aligners cause minimal rubbing or friction
  • Fewer checkups: You only see the doctor once every six to eight weeks

Teens and adults alike enjoy Invisalign treatment to correct their smiles. 

How long do I have to wear Invisalign?

Your treatment plan is customized to you. Some plans last just one year, while other patients must commit to wearing Invisalign for up to two years. 

Plan on wearing the aligners 20 to 22 hours each day, even while you sleep. The good news is that Invisalign aligners are comfortable and not noticeable.

To find out more about Invisalign clear aligners, call WestCare Dental or book an appointment online.

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