Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® is an easy way to improve the appearance and function of your smile. At Holistic Smiles LA, Dr. Monempour offers clear aligner therapy for those who qualify. He works with board-certified orthodontist Dr. Maurice Firooz, a veteran orthodontist, who works diligently to ensure you achieve the best result possible. To learn more about this advanced treatment system, make an appointment at the practice in Santa Monica, California, by calling the office today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth and/or jaw. The aligners are made of SmartTrack®, a thermoplastic that contains no metal, BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. As a result, treatment is safe for individuals with allergies and pregnant people.
The aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and they’re clear. Treatment is more discreet than traditional braces, and it’s usually quicker too.
At Holistic Smiles LA, Dr. Monempour uses Invisalign to treat various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have visible gaps between your teeth.
At Holistic Smiles LA, Invisalign treatment begins by reviewing your oral health history and an oral exam. Although not needed, previous X-rays are required to confirm your teeth don’t have any decay, infection, or pathologies.
If your teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. Monempour takes digital impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. This scan is sent to board-certified orthodontist Dr. Firooz, who, along with computer-aided design (CAD) technology, will develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan that maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw.
Dr. Firooz provides Dr. Monempour with something called a Clin-Check, an animation of your teeth now, and the progression so you can see the final product. This Clin-Check also shows how many trays are needed and how long treatment will take. Once you approve, the team will create the aligners.
Throughout treatment, you visit Holistic Smiles LA every one to two weeks, depending on your case. At each check-up, you change into a new set of Invisalign aligners. Each new set of aligners places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, slowly but surely moving them into the optimal position. In some instances, Dr. Monempour can provide the trays, so you’re responsible for changing them out at the required time interval.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the issue and severity. To ensure the treatment process goes as smoothly as possible, make sure to attend each of your follow-up appointments and follow Dr. Monempour’s instructions.
To see if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at Holistic Smiles LA by calling the office today.
*Individual results may vary.