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What Can Invisalign® Correct?

September 30, 2021
Posted By: Healthy Living Dentistry
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Invisalign clear braces are sweeping the world by storm. Over the past several years, countless people of all ages have enjoyed the benefits of an Invisalign smile. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to gradually reposition teeth and correct misaligned bites. And the best part? They are virtually invisible and removable! 

At Healthy Living Dentistry, we offer the innovative orthodontic system known as Invisalign in Lake Forest, CA. To determine your candidacy for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Roy Kim, DDS evaluates your oral health, discusses your smile goals, and assesses your occlusion or alignment (how teeth fit together). 

Invisalign Fixes Various Malocclusions

Invisalign can correct various bite problems or malocclusions. Oftentimes, Invisalign can help patients with mild to moderate signs of:

  • Crooked teeth 
  • Gapped teeth 
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites 
  • Open bites 
  • Crowded teeth

Having an asymmetric smile can increase the risk of developing tooth decay and contribute to speech difficulties. Problematic bites can also cause excessive wear and tear of the teeth, gums, and jaw muscles. Constant, unequal pressure on these structures can lead to damaged or cracked teeth, jaw joint disorder, chronic headaches, and other oral health concerns. 

In a matter of months, many patients notice desirable results from Invisalign clear aligners. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

After your consultation, Dr. Kim designs a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goal of having straighter teeth. 

Dr. Kim takes digital 3D impressions of your mouth and sends them to an Invisalign lab, where a trained specialist fabricates your custom aligner trays. The trays work in sequential order, and every two weeks, you switch to the next set. 

Each set gradually moves your teeth until you reach your desired outcome. Typically, patients wear their Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, and you can remove them to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. 

Book Your Invisalign Consultation in Foothill Ranch, CA!

Invisalign is an excellent solution for many patients who want to correct their alignment and eliminate gaps and spacing between their teeth. Treatment usually lasts between six months and two years. However, this depends on the patient, the degree of their misalignment, lifestyle, preferences, and other factors. 

If you want a straighter grin without the hassle of traditional metal braces, give us a call at (949) 830-2003 to schedule a consultation and find out if Invisalign is right for you. Our Invisalign dentist in Lake Forest looks forward to helping you attain your dream smile. 

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