All Star Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

If you want to enhance your smile without the use of traditional braces, Invisalign® may be the right solution for you. Invisalign — one of the latest trends in non-invasive orthodontics — is available at All Star Dental Care in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Farhad Shafa, DDS, specializes in using Invisalign, a revolutionary clear aligner technology, to straighten crooked or overcrowded teeth in less time than with metal braces. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, schedule a consultation by phone or online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth-straightening system that uses advanced dental technology to improve the alignment of your teeth. 

Rather than metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to move your teeth into position.

You wear each set of aligners for 22 hours a day, changing to a new set every six weeks, or as directed by Dr. Shafa, to gently move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, Invisalign offers many benefits when compared to traditional braces. The Invisalign clear aligners used to move your teeth are nearly invisible, so no one will know that you’re wearing them. Dr. Shafa has your aligners custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, ensuring they feel comfortable in your mouth.

You can also remove your aligners for special occasions, and when you eat, so there are no additional restrictions placed on your diet. This benefit also makes it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene, allowing you to brush and floss as usual. 

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Shafa determines if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign when you come in for a consultation. If you’re looking for a comfortable, discreet solution to straighten your smile, then Invisalign may be right for you.

The advanced teeth-straightening system can fix almost any mild to moderate orthodontic concern, including:

  • Gapped and spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Open bite

You may even be a good candidate if you had braces in the past, and your teeth have since moved out of position.

To evaluate your oral health and whether Invisalign is the best option to perfect your smile, Dr. Shafa may utilize 3D cone beam imaging to look for dental issues that may require alternative interventions.

How long does Invisalign take to improve my smile?

How long it takes for you to get a straighter smile with Invisalign depends on your case’s complexity and how compliant you are with wearing your clear aligners. In general, it may take 12 to 18 months for you to get the results you want, which is a lot faster than traditional braces.

After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Shafa provides you with a retainer to help keep your teeth in place. 

To learn more about Invisalign, call All Star Dental Care, or request an appointment online today.