Century City Invisalign Provider - Dr. Richard Silvera - Invisible Braces & Clear Aligners in Westside LA
As an adult, the idea of wearing traditional metal braces for years can be a big deterrent when it comes to seeking orthodontic treatment for misaligned bites or crooked teeth. Advances in modern orthodontics, though, have made it possible to reap the benefits of orthodontic work with a much more subtle and visually appealing solution: Invisalign®.
Century City Invisalign provider, Dr. Silvera’s extensive orthodontic training and over eight years of experience with Invisalign make him uniquely qualified to help his patients with this treatment. In fact, he finds it particularly rewarding to help his patients enhance their smiles using Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that uses a series of clear aligner trays for the teeth. These aligners are custom made for each patient and gradually move the teeth to the desired position in the mouth. True to its name, these clear, plastic aligners used with Invisalign are nearly invisible when worn, and they are also smooth and comfortable.
Even though Invisalign is one of the more modern orthodontic solutions available today, it has undergone improvements over the years. In fact, we can accomplish nearly everything with Invisalign as we can using traditional metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
To get started with Invisalign treatment, patients meet with Dr. Silvera for a consultation where you’ll work together to create your treatment plan after reviewing images of your jaw and teeth. You’ll cover where your teeth are now and where you want them to be. Using the technology available, we’ll even be able to visualize what the end result will look like!
When we’re ready to move forward with Invisalign treatment, we’ll make your series of custom alignment trays. For most people, it takes 20-29 trays in the series to achieve the desired result. Patients get a new set of alignment trays every few weeks throughout treatment.
What to Expect with Invisalign
While it does take a few weeks to get used to the alignment trays, most patients find Invisalign to be relatively comfortable and unobtrusive. You must be committed to wearing the alignment trays almost constantly, though. They should only be removed for eating and drinking. Also, you’ll need to brush and floss between each meal. But rest assured, with your commitment to these simple rules, Invisalign will have you smiling in no time.
Let’s Get Started Today
At the Westside LA office of Richard Silvera, DDS, we strive to help our patients look and feel good through quality dental care and treatments they know will stand the test of time. All of our work is done with care. If you think Invisalign might work for you, give us a call at our Century City dental office today.