Straighten Your Teeth Conveniently and Comfortably with Invisalign Treatment

Want to straighten your teeth in Los Angeles, California, without metal braces? You are in luck! Traditional braces aren’t the only orthodontic treatment for your crooked smile. Invisalign clear aligners from Westwood Village Smiles present a “nearly invisible” method to align your smile. Instead of using conspicuous wires and brackets, Invisalign uses detachable, clear, and customized plastic molds to move your teeth. Many teens and adults prefer this teeth straightening system because it’s fast, comfortable, and convenient.

The treatment process

All potential Invisalign users must visit a certified dentist like Dr. Jose Omar Guillen. During the initial consultation, we use an intraoral camera to take 3D images of your teeth. The images are displayed on a chairside screen, enabling you and the dentist to view the details of your smile in real time.

Using 3D imaging, we meticulously design your entire Invisalign treatment journey from start to finish. This way, we can “preview” your treatment to see how your smile will look after treatment. Think of this Invisalign step as a “seeing before buying” opportunity, giving you the confidence and assurance of the beautiful smile that awaits you.

Once aligned with treatment, we send your 3D images to an Invisalign lab to fabricate your bespoke aligners. This process takes a few weeks to complete. When your Invisalign trays are ready, you’ll book another appointment with our office to pick them up. We’ll show you how to wear and maintain your clear aligners for optimal results.

We recommend wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily. Remove the clear aligners only when eating or cleaning your teeth. Additionally, adhere to wearing each set of aligners for two weeks before progressing to the next set in the sequence. This gradual process will gently and steadily move your teeth toward their desired position.

Benefits of Invisalign

Gone are the days when metal braces were the only go-to orthodontic treatment. Innovation in dental technology has fueled the invention of faster, more comfortable, and more effective orthodontic solutions. Today, Invisalign is the ultimate choice for patients who want to straighten their teeth with style.

Following are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces:

  • Discreet treatment: Invisalign trays are virtually undetectable when worn. You can smile or talk without drawing unnecessary attention
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are created from smooth, BPA-free plastic that’s gentle on your cheeks and gums
  • No dietary restrictions: Hard and chewy foods are off the menu for patients with metal braces. However, clear braces allow you to eat anything you want. You simply take out your aligners, eat, and return them after enjoying your delicacy
  • Uninterrupted oral hygiene: Invisalign offers the convenience of cleaning your teeth just as usual because you don’t have to navigate around wires and brackets. Since Invisalign trays are detachable, you simply take them out and wear them back after flossing and brushing your teeth
  • Maintain an active sports life: Invisalign patients actively involved in contact sports can safely engage in their favorite game without the risk of injuries from wires or brackets

Invisalign makes a healthy, straight smile easily attainable, all without the presence of uncomfortable and conspicuous wires and brackets.

To get started with Invisalign treatment in Los Angeles, CA, please call (310) 254-9355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose Omar Guillen.

Invisalign FAQs

Do you want to transform your smile with Invisalign in Los Angeles, California? We understand you may have several questions about this relatively new orthodontic treatment. Keep reading the FAQs section below to be informed ahead of the procedure.

Traditional braces align your smile with metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth. These metal appliances apply controlled pressure on the teeth to achieve optimal alignment. Instead of wire-connected brackets, Invisalign uses transparent, removable trays to straighten your smile. The discreet nature of Invisalign trays means you can straighten your smile without anyone noticing. Moreover, you can eat and clean your teeth without interruptions since the clear aligners are removable.

The treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign dentist like Dr. Jose Omar Guillen. The dentist will inspect your smile with X-rays, photos, and 3D scans to determine your eligibility for Invisalign. If yes, we’ll digitally scan your teeth to simulate your treatment plan, determining how and when each tooth will move to perfection.

Your Invisalign treatment involves using several aligners to achieve the desired orthodontic goals. You’ll switch your aligners every two weeks, with each set moving your teeth closer to perfection than the last.

Thanks to advanced dental technology, Invisalign isn’t only used for mild orthodontic issues. Today, Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces and can be used to address numerous dental concerns, including: 

  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Overlapping or overcrowded teeth
  • Bite issues (malocclusion) like overbites, underbites, and cross bites

Your dentist will direct you to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily. You should only remove your aligners when eating or cleaning your teeth. However, you can remove your aligners during important events like a photo shoot, but ensure you wear them back immediately after you are done.

Many teenagers and adults love Invisalign because of its discreet nature. Invisalign aligners are minimally visible when worn, so they don’t draw unwarranted attention.

The other Invisalign benefits include:

  • Faster treatment
  • Removable convenience
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Fewer dental visits

Invisalign treatment is designed to be as comfortable as possible. The clear aligners are custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth for a discomfort-free experience. However, since Invisalign moves your teeth from their current position, expect mild pain and tenderness in the first few days of use. Good news! These discomforts are short-lived because they disappear after the adjustment period.

When worn as directed, Invisalign treatment requires 12-18 months to complete, with the possibility of addressing mild issues within a year. On average, traditional braces require 24 months, making Invisalign a faster alternative. 

Would you like to learn more about Invisalign? Westwood Village Smiles is here to answer all your questions. Call (310) 254-9355 to talk to our team.