Lifetime Dental Specializes in Invisalign in Lake Forest
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, all without metal or wires.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made, clear “aligners” are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Is Invisalign for you?
Watch this video to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
- Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires mean you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
- It allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?
While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, specific training is needed to utilize Invisalign. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must attend training before Invisalign cases will be accepted at their office. Close to 30,000 orthodontists and dentists worldwide are certified to use Invisalign.
How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, these aligners move teeth through appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that it not only controls force, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
How much is the cost of Invisalign?
The cost is affordable and similar to braces. General treatments can run anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 depending on how much treatment is needed and for how long.
Invisalign New Patient Special
If you are a new patient looking at doing Invisalign at Lifetime Dental, you can take advantage of our special offer, which includes:
- Necessary X-rays
- Visual exam
- Invisalign Consultation
- Get your questions answered
- Learn about the different treatment options
- Written treatment plan
- All the above is complimentary, no commitment required
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Lifetime Dental can provide you with the best Invisalign in Lake Forest. Visit our office, conveniently located at 23731 El Toro Road, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92630 by calling 949-581-8109, or by filling out our Contact Us form.