You don’t have to suffer through the pains of traditional metal braces if you want to straighten your teeth. At Westwood Dental Esthetics in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Kaivan Kiai, DDS, creates beautifully straight smiles with Invisalign®, a more comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically minded orthodontic treatment. Get started with Invisalign today by calling the Westwood Dental Esthetics office or booking an appointment online.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to give you a straighter smile without any metal brackets or wires. Instead, Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, plastic trays modeled after an impression of your smile. These trays are called aligners.
Your Invisalign journey begins with a consultation at Westwood Dental Esthetics. During your consultation, Dr. Kiai reviews the Invisalign process and explains what to expect from your Invisalign treatment.
Then, he takes a detailed digital impression of your mouth using an iTero Element® scanner, which provides a quicker and more comfortable experience than taking an impression with a traditional dental mold.
Dr. Kiai uses your impression to make a virtual model of your smile that guides your treatment plan. He sends your impression to a special Invisalign lab that fabricates your aligners, and you can start straightening your smile as soon as your aligners are back from the lab.
Straightening your smile with Invisalign is easy. All you have to do is wear your aligners for 20 - 22 hours every day and switch to the next set of aligners in your series every two weeks.
You also maintain regular follow-up visits with Dr. Kiai every few weeks to make sure your progress is on track. If it’s difficult for you to regularly come into the office, Westwood Dental Esthetics offers the option to do your maintenance visits via telehealth services, making the Invisalign process even more convenient.
Invisalign is a newer orthodontic technology than braces, and therefore has several advantages, including:
Invisalign’s aligners feel great because they’re made from smooth and flexible plastic. You won’t have to worry about uncomfortable metal wires and brackets tearing up the insides of your cheeks.
Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out whenever you need to. This is helpful when you brush, floss, or eat, but you can also take them out for important moments like getting your picture taken.
Even when you’re wearing your aligners, they’re hardly noticeable. Because they’re made from clear plastic, they’re virtually invisible, so you can avoid the mouthful-of-metal look that inevitably accompanies braces.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kiai today by calling the offices at Westwood Dental Esthetics, or book your visit online.