Invisalign®

Parham Ramtin, DDS -  - General Dentistry

A New Smile

Parham Ramtin, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacoima, CA

If you want straighter teeth without the metal brackets and wires of conventional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners can give you the best of both worlds. As an official Invisalign provider, Parham Ramtin, DDS, at A New Smile in Pacoima, California, offers Invisalign to patients with a number of dental concerns, including crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, and more. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online for more information on Invisalign.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative orthodontic treatment to traditional metal braces. These aligners, made out of BPA-free plastic, are entirely removable and custom-fit for your smile. 

Much like metal braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth gradually. Unlike traditional braces, however, they do so with a flexible thermoplastic material that’s clear, discreet, and comfortable.

Why should I choose Invisalign over traditional braces?

There are many Invisalign benefits to consider if you want to straighten your smile without the hassle of metal braces, such as:

Appearance

Adults find Invisalign especially appealing, as clear aligners are just that — clear. They mold to your teeth perfectly, so it’s often hard to tell the difference between Invisalign and your natural teeth.

Comfort

One of the most common complaints of traditional braces is that their metal brackets tend to cut up the inside of your cheeks. Invisalign aligners are smooth, flexible, and custom-fit to your teeth, so they don’t irritate your cheeks or gums.

Convenience

What sets Invisalign apart from orthodontic alternatives is their removability. While traditional braces are fixed to your teeth, Invisalign can be removed when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth. 

Oral health

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush your teeth after you eat and drink, ensuring your oral health remains excellent while you straighten your teeth. 

Time

Invisalign aligners, which must be worn for at least 22 hours a day, straighten your teeth in six months to 18 months. Meanwhile, conventional braces take approximately 18 months to three years.

How does the Invisalign process work?

After your initial consultation, the A New Smile team uses special Invisalign technology to map out your individualized treatment plan. 

First, they create pull up images of your entire mouth with digital X-rays and scans to serve as a model for your aligners. Invisalign technology is entirely digital, so you never have to worry about messy physical impressions. 

Next, the lab fabricates your first set of custom-fit aligners. You receive a new set of aligners once every two weeks. Each set targets different areas to gradually shift your teeth into place.

Throughout the process, you must schedule regular checkups with your dentist at A New Smile, though you won’t need as many visits as you would with conventional braces.

Invisalign is a fantastic option for busy patients who simply don’t have the time or desire to wear metal braces. Call A New Smile or book an appointment online to learn more.