It’s never too late to have the smile you’ve always wanted.
We know how important it is for our patients, particularly our older patients, to feel confident in their smiles; however, when people think about braces, they often think that this is something for children and young teens. Think again! Our Eagle Rock Los Angeles dentists Drs. RK Chetty and Chethan Chetty offer adults of all ages clear aligners, like Invisalign, a clear orthodontic treatment option that is discreet and barely visible when worn. Here’s what to expect when you get Invisalign from our dental team.
You’ll wear your aligners most of the day
While Invisalign and other clear aligners are removable, you should still wear them as much as possible. It’s recommended that everyone wear their clear aligners for at least 22 hours each day. Of course, you can and should remove your aligners before eating, brushing, and flossing; however, you’ll want to wear them the rest of the time including at night while you sleep.
Take them with you to restaurants
Since you should be wearing your aligners around 22 hours out of the day it’s a good idea to take them and your clear aligners case with you when you go out to eat. That way you don’t have to worry about how much time you spend without your aligners in. Just make sure to remove your aligners before eating and that you also brush your teeth before you put them back in.
Your aligners may need attachments
Traditional braces require the use of rubber bands to help shift teeth into the ideal position. With clear aligners, sometimes attachments that look like small tooth-colored buttons must be bonded to certain teeth to help the aligners move teeth more efficiently. Since the attachments are also tooth-colored, you won’t have to worry about others noticing them.
Results are fast!
If you are an adult, you’ll be happy to hear that many people here in Eagle Rock Los Angeles see faster results with clear aligners like Invisalign than traditional braces. The average length of treatment is about one year but maybe less if you have only minor dental problems. During your consultation, our dental team can give you a better idea of how long you’ll need to wear your clear Invisalign aligners.
Do you have questions about getting clear aligners like Invisalign from our Eagle Rock Los Angeles general dentists? No problem! Just give us a call. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you to discuss Invisalign and to see if this is the right treatment for you. Call Eagle Rock Family Dentistry today at (323) 258-2885 to request an appointment.