Invisalign® in Fountain Valley, CA
Straight teeth are beneficial for our health and beauty, but orthodontic work shouldn’t interfere with daily life. Invisalign® clear aligners are the preferred choice for many because they let patients live their lives largely unchanged throughout their journey to a straight smile. Invisalign® in Fountain Valley, CA offers a discreet alternative to clunky metal hardware, like braces and retainers.
About Invisalign® Treatment
Although Invisalign® treatment has been available since the 90s, it has recently become one of the most popular options when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® utilizes clear aligners, unlike traditional treatment which utilized wires, metal brackets, and elastic bands. These clear aligners are custom-tailored to each patient, their smile and their exact treatment plan and are worn for a designated amount of time before being switched to the next set in the series. Due to the fact Invisalign® aligners are removable, patients have fewer restrictions and can actually more easily care for their smile.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® in Fountain Valley, CA works by gradually pushing your teeth into place. Much like traditional methods, Invisalign® uses steady pressure over time to correct misalignment. At first, the retainers will feel ill-fitted. As time progresses, the teeth will shift, and the retainers will fit more comfortably. Invisalign® retainers are replaced roughly every two weeks. Invisalign® aligners can be removed so the patient can properly eat and drink their favorite foods along with being able to properly care for their smile during treatment. Aligners, however, should be worn for no less than 22 hours a day for optimal results. Invisalign® treatment is often much quicker than other orthodontic treatment options and also requires fewer follow-up visits to the dentist, allowing patients to enjoy more of life and spend less time in our office receiving adjustments.
Benefits of Fountain Valley Invisalign® Treatment
Elite Dental stands by Invisalign® as an excellent option for patients seeking straighter smiles. The Invisalign® method in Fountain Valley, CA offers many benefits, including:
- Inconspicuousness: Clear Invisalign® retainers are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Most people can’t tell you’re wearing them when speaking and smiling as you go about your day.
- Removability: Whereas traditional metal braces are permanently cemented to the teeth, Invisalign® are completely removable at the patient’s discretion.
- Retention of Normativity: Because Invisalign® is easy to remove and simple to clean, they allow the orthodontic patient to retain their normal eating and hygienic habits. As well, patients can remove their retainers to take photos or attend important events.
- Ease of Cleansing: Keeping Invisalign® clean is as easy as brushing your teeth. Simply remove the hardware and rinse away debris and biofilm.
- Speed: Orthodontic work using Invisalign® generally takes less time than traditional methods. Invisalign® in Fountain Valley, CA generally takes an average of 12 months, whereas traditional braces can take up to three years.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Most people with moderately crooked teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Severe cases that would necessitate more heavy metal hardware include advanced over or underbites, teeth erupted in the gum line, or egregiously small palates. We often recommend Invisalign® treatment in Fountain Valley to address:
- Malpositioned Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Misaligned Teeth
- Twisted Teeth
- Flared Teeth
- Gapped Teeth
- Overcrowded Teeth
- Malpositioned Bites
- Open Bites
Getting Invisalign® Aligners
The first step to getting Invisalign® is scheduling your consultation with Dr. Azi. During your consultation, we’ll examine your smile and overall oral health to determine which imperfections need to be corrected.
Digital impressions will then be created of your smile, allowing Dr. Azi to begin planning your Invisalign® treatment and custom-made aligners. These impressions along with the treatment plan will then be used to fabricate your Invisalign® aligners.
Once your aligners have been created, you can start treatment by placing your aligners in your mouth. In the event you experience any complications during treatment, Dr. Azi is always available for appointments.
Choose Dr. Azi for Invisalign® Orthodontic Treatment
Patients in Fountain Valley and beyond choose Dr. Azi and the Elite Dental team for their dental work. Allow Dr. Azi to help you develop your smile into its straightest and healthiest incarnation.
Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.