Invisalign® in Huntington Beach
Get a Straighter Smile with Clear Braces
Invisalign was introduced in the late 1990s and revolutionized orthodontics. These are clear braces so you don’t have to only rely on metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. If you’ve been searching for a dentist that offers Invisalign in Huntington Beach, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Arditti. She’ll tell you whether or not this orthodontic treatment is right for your smile.
Invisalign is Unique
Unlike standard orthodontics that use visible and cumbersome metal parts to move your teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses clear plastic mouth trays made of BPA-free plastic. Each tray fits tightly over your teeth in order to apply firm but gentle pressure. Patients of all ages report that they get used to the feeling of their Invisalign aligners in just a few days. In addition, there are no wires to poke your cheeks or brackets to irritate your gums, which makes Invisalign much more comfortable than the traditional ones.
Getting a Straight Smile with Invisalign
Your journey toward a well-aligned smile begins with Dr. Arditti’s diagnosis to determine why your teeth are crooked and the best course of treatment to straighten them. Then, with the aid of photographs, X-rays and an impression of your teeth, the dentist in Huntington Beach develops a treatment plan.
With high-tech digital technology, Invisalign uses this plan to guide the design of your Invisalign orthodontic package. Invisalign lab technicians produce a virtual representation of how your teeth will move during your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Arditti can share this video with you at the start of treatment so you’ll know exactly how your smile will look at the end. Finally, your customized aligners are produced in the Invisalign lab and sent to our office.
The aligners are arranged sequentially in pairs—one for the teeth along your top arch and one for the bottom arch. Your job is to wear each pair of clear braces for around 22 hours a day for two weeks. Then, throw them away and move on to the next pair. Worn consistently, you should be able to finish your Invisalign treatment in one to two years.
More Invisalign Advantages
In addition to being practically invisible and very comfortable, there are a few other advantages to Invisalign. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you’ll be able to eat whatever you like for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. People wearing traditional braces need to watch what they eat; certain foods such as raw carrots, popcorn and sticky candy could break or dislodge one of the metal components. All you have to do is remove your aligners and enjoy your food!
In addition, wearing removable braces means that you’ll be able to brush and floss more effectively. With bonded braces, oral hygiene can be a bit of a challenge. Not with Invisalign. The braces come off and you can maintain your regular oral hygiene routine.
To schedule an Invisalign consultation, contact our office today. In addition to Huntington Beach, we’re also easily accessible from Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Fountain Valley.
Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign allows you to make a long-term investment in your oral health and your quality of life. It is normal to be worried about the cost of the aligners before committing to the treatment, but you have nothing to fear. Invisalign is more affordable than you might think. The amount you pay is determined by your individual treatment plan, such as the complexity of your case. Dr. Arditti provides you with a custom estimate and discusses your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions
With Invisalign being such a popular treatment, our practice gets many questions on their function and effectiveness. That’s why we offer a Frequently Asked Questions page specifically for you to consider before starting treatment. We hope that after reviewing it, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the treatment process and be able to build better expectations. This includes everything from your eligibility, Invisalign’s history and other details on the treatment experience. Don’t wait, get started straightening your smile more easily today!