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INVISALIGN

Get straighter teeth the convenient and invisible way, with Invisalign.

Downey’s Choice for Invisalign Clear Braces

If you want straighter teeth, there’s a great chance that you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. The treatment uses a serious of durable, comfortable, and clear aligners that gently straighten your teeth over time.

Have you already made up your mind? Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our office in Downey, CA. Learn more about the Invisalign process and its many benefits below.

How Invisalign Works

From the very beginning of treatment, Invisalign uses 3-D imaging technology to map out the position of your teeth from the very beginning, all the way to the end-result. This allows us to create your customized set of aligners, each of which are worn for about 2 weeks, and then replaced by the next aligner in the series.

Why Choose Invisalign at My Downey Family Dentist?

  • Invisalign is a clear: Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. In most cases, only your loved ones and friends who know you’re using Invisalign will notice
  • Oral hygiene is still easy: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, brushing and maintaining good oral health is easier.
  • See the difference before diving in teeth-first: Invisalign’s 3D imaging allows you to see what your teeth will look like after treatment.
  • Similar treatment time, easier process: Treatment time is similar to traditional braces, but Invisalign is far less noticeable
  • Greater comfort (at home and at the dentist): After you’ve gotten used to wearing your aligners, Invisalign is comfortable and doesn’t use any brackets, wires, or rubber bands. This also means less time is spent getting adjustments in your dentist’s chair.
  • Invisalign is removable: Special occasion coming up? No problem! Just remove your aligners for the night and go back to using them as normal tomorrow. However, do note that Invisalign retainers must typically be worn a minimum of 20 hours a day.

Dr. Ibrahim’s Tip: Cleaning Invisalign Means Keeping Invisalign Invisible

One of the most common tips we offer our patients about Invisalign is to clean them! While it might seem obvious at first, you’d be surprised by how many patients slack off when it comes to cleaning their aligners.

By keeping your plastic aligners as clean as possible, you ensure that they’re also invisible as possible. Of course, this is on top of simply cleaning them to make sure they remain free of bacteria that feeds decay.

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners easy and only takes a couple minutes a day.

  • Brush them, just like your teeth: all you have to do is brush them gently between meals (and snacking) with a little bit of toothpaste.
  • Getting cloudy? We have a fix for that: If you notice that your aligners are getting cloudy as you approach each set’s “2 week” mark, there are also cleaners available to help with this.
  • Give them a bath: It can also help to soak your aligners in a glass of diluted mouthwash for about 10 minutes. Do it while you eat, or before you go to bed – whatever works! This will not only help keep them clean and bacteria free, it can also help keep your breath fresh.

The Limitations of Invisalign

It’s important to note that Invisalign isn’t a cure-all for your teeth. Unfortunately, some conditions simply require a more traditional solution, and would take much longer with Invisalign. For example, severe bite correction and rotation might be treated with add-on’s to the Invisalign system, but could also do better with a more traditional approach. But don’t be discouraged! Dental technology has come a long way, making even the more traditional braces drastically less noticable. If Invisalign isn’t the best option for you, we’re more than happy to walk you through the alternatives to find a less-noticeable brace that works for your teeth and your lifestyle. Some of the most popular options include clear braces and lingual (behind your teeth) braces.