The traditional approach to orthodontic problems, such as crooked and misaligned teeth, is wearing metallic braces. While metallic braces can certainly restore optimal dental alignment, they’re also uncomfortable and unattractive. If you want to straighten your smile without unsightly metallic braces, you might want to consider the Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Anjali Rajpal is the #1 Invisalign® general practitioner in 90210 — you may schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign® in Beverly Hills.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the world’s leading brand of clear aligners. Invisalign® aligners are clear thermoplastic aligners that apply pressure on your teeth to move them into optimal alignment. Each aligner moves your teeth in extremely small increments until you have completely straight and even teeth. Invisalign® aligners are completely transparent, so they’re almost invisible to the naked eye. You can take them off while eating, which allows you to eat whatever you want without worrying about unattractive stains.
Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign® is more comfortable, convenient, and attractive than traditional braces. The primary advantage of Invisalign® is that the aligners are completely transparent, so you don’t need to have unsightly metallic wires on your teeth. Invisalign® aligners are also more convenient than traditional braces — you can take them off while eating or brushing, allowing you to eat whatever you want and maintain optimal oral hygiene. Furthermore, unlike metallic braces, Invisalign® aligners don’t irritate your gum tissues, making them more comfortable.
Invisalign® Corrects the Following:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Open bite
- Uneven or crooked teeth
When Do You Need Invisalign®?
You may need Invisalign® if you have gaps between your teeth, overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, or misalignment issues, such as underbite, crossbite, open bite, and overbite. You can opt for Invisalign® in Beverly Hills if you have severe orthodontic problems that can lead to a high risk of gum disease or if you want generally straighter teeth, even if there’s no medical necessity. If you want to achieve perfectly straight and even teeth without unsightly metallic braces, you may be the ideal candidate for Invisalign® treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign®:
- Completely transparent aligners — no unsightly metallic wires
- Improve overall smile and alignment
- Takes self-consciousness out of orthodontic treatments
- Improve overall oral health and minimize the risk of gum disease
- Eat whatever you want during the Invisalign® treatment
- Maintain optimal oral hygiene during Invisalign® treatment
- Notice significant results within a few weeks
- No irritation of the gums or other harsh side effects
The Invisalign® Process
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The Invisalign® process starts with a simple consultation. Dr. Rajpal will examine your teeth, take digital x-rays of your smile, and determine if you have any misalignment problems. She will also perform an intraoral scan with the 5D iTero scanner, which will reveal the smallest misalignment issues and concerns. Dr. Rajpal will also discuss your concerns and determine if you are suitable for Invisalign® treatment.
Step 2: Treatment Planning
If you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign® in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rajpal will curate a personalized treatment plan for you. The results of the iTero scan will be uploaded to the computer, which will allow her to map the entire treatment process. After mapping the complete Invisalign® treatment process on the computer, the dentist will show the results to you. Thanks to modern technologies, you can visualize how your teeth will look at every stage of the treatment.
Step 3: Wearing Invisalign®
After approving the Invisalign® treatment plan, the dentist will send the instructions to the Invisalign® laboratory, where the complete set of aligners will be prepared. You will have to wear each Invisalign® aligner for 1 to 2 weeks and gradually progress through each of the aligners in the series. Your teeth will look straighter after each Invisalign® aligner — you can notice the results gradually over several weeks. You must wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Step 4: Wearing Retainers
After your treament of Invisalign® in Beverly Hills is complete, you will have to wear retainers for a few hours a day. The retainers will hold your teeth in place, preventing them from moving back into their original position. Most patients wear retainers while sleeping for a few months, following which they only wear retainers once every couple of days.
How Many Invisalign® Aligners Will I Need?
The number of Invisalign® aligners you need will depend on your unique goals and condition. The average patient needs 20 to 30 Invisalign® aligners, but extreme cases may also necessitate 50+ Invisalign® aligners over the entire treatment. Your dentist will inform you about the number of Invisalign® aligners you need after your initial consultation.
What is the Duration of Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® treatments usually last for 6 to 18 months, depending on the number of aligners you need and your unique condition. However, patients with severe orthodontic problems may also need Invisalign® treatment for 24 months or more. Your dentist will provide a timeline for your Invisalign® treatment after the consultation and treatment planning.
Schedule a Consultation
Beverly Hills Dental Arts is a premier dental practice led by a Gold Plus provider for Invisalign® — Dr. Anjali Rajpal. Our dental practice specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and we use cutting-edge scientific techniques and artistic insights to help you achieve the perfect smile. Dr. Rajpal carefully examines your teeth, discusses your goals, and curates a personalized Invisalign® treatment plan to fix your smile. Please schedule a consultation to explore your treatment options for Invisalign® in Beverly Hills.
465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 701
Beverly Hills CA 90210