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Invisalign for Adults in North Hollywood

With a comfortable, less conspicuous, and more convenient alternative for straightening crooked teeth and correcting other orthodontic issues without wearing metal braces, more and more adults are willing to proceed with their treatment; thanks to Invisalign. 

Invisalign treatment is a less restrictive and virtually unnoticeable alternative to braces. It uses a series of custom-made, clear aligning trays to straighten your teeth. This orthodontic solution is so attractive to adults that even seniors in their 60s and 70s are seeking Invisalign treatment to improve their smiles. 

What to Expect 

If you plan on getting Invisalign treatment as an adult, your orthodontist may suggest that you use additional orthodontic appliances or undergo extra procedures depending on the severity of your case, in order to achieve the desired results. For instance, since all your bones have stopped growing, it may be impossible to achieve some structural changes using just aligners, in which case, minor oral surgery might be necessary. For severe bite problems, your orthodontist may recommend interdisciplinary treatments, whereby Invisalign is used with other techniques for teeth straightening.

The necessary procedures will be determined when designing your orthodontic treatment plan. If Invisalign is right for you, the orthodontist will proceed with your treatment planning using 3D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan from your current teeth position to the final desired position. This plan will then be used to design a series of custom-made aligners, so that each set is worn for two weeks, within which time it will move specific teeth incrementally towards the desired position. After 14 days, you will switch out that set of aligners with the next one in the series to continue moving your teeth. This process will continue until the final teeth position is achieved at the end of your treatment.  

Start Your Invisalign Treatment 

The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues, but it usually ranges from six months to 14 months. Once you get your first set of aligners, you will need to visit the orthodontist every 6-8 months to get your next set of aligners (3 or 4 sets), and to track your treatment progress. 

To get started on your Invisalign treatment, please visit your North Hollywood orthodontist to discuss your case and start your treatment planning.