Invisalign® Whittier CA

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Invisalign® Clear Aligners Whittier, CA

Invisalign® is a brand of clear aligners that we provide as an option for orthodontic treatment in Whittier. The clear aligners are ideal for people who are concerned about aesthetics, dental home care, and comfort while undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you’re interested in Invisalign® in Whittier, our orthodontist can walk you through the process and determine if you are a good candidate.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

Invisalign® works like traditional braces by gently shifting the teeth into proper alignment. Instead of wearing brackets and an archwire, you’ll wear clear aligners that are changed out every few weeks.

Each set of new aligners that you receive will feel tighter than the last, which helps gently shift the teeth. Within a few weeks of movement, your teeth will fit the aligners perfectly and they won’t feel tight anymore. At that point, it’s time for a new set.

Is Invisalign® Better Than Traditional Braces?

Invisalign® aligners aren’t necessarily better or worse than traditional braces. They’re just different. They serve different patients and their needs.

Clear aligners are ideal for patients:

  • With mild to moderate alignment issues
  • Who are concerned with aesthetics
  • Who like the convenience of removing the aligners when needed
  • That don’t have the dexterity to use floss threaders and clean around brackets

Traditional braces, on the other hand, are ideal for patients who:

  • Have more complex alignment issues
  • Cannot adhere to Invisalign® instructions
Invisalign® Whittier CA
Invisalign® in Whittier CA

How Much Does Invisalign® in Whittier Cost?

Typically, Invisalign® costs between $3000 and $5000. Of course, what you pay out of pocket depends on your unique case and on what your insurance company pays toward your treatment. Many insurance companies pay a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatment for patients under 18 years of age. Most companies don’t cover adult orthodontic care.

We understand that $3000 to $5000 is a big investment for most people, which is why we provide payment options and outside financing. Talk to our helpful team to learn more.

Can Kids and Adults Both Benefit from Invisalign®?

Invisalign® in Whittier can be ideal for both teens and adults. We don’t often recommend them for smaller children as they tend to have a harder time complying with Invisalign® instructions.

It may be best for younger children, as well as certain teens and adults, to wear traditional or ceramic braces instead of Invisalign. This is especially so if they have a hard time following the instructions or are at risk of losing their aligners often.

How Do I Clean Invisalign® Aligners and My Teeth During Treatment?

One of the great things about Invisalign® aligners is that they’re easy to clean and it’s incredibly easy to practice dental homecare.

Invisalign® Homecare:

Remove your aligners. Brush and floss your teeth like normal. That’s really all there is to it! Make sure to brush twice a day and floss at least once. Using an electric toothbrush can help you get a more thorough clean.

Cleaning Your Clear Aligners:

Each night, use a soft-bristled toothbrush (not the one you use to brush your teeth) and mild dish soap to clean the aligners. Rinse thoroughly and place back in your mouth. Repeat in the morning.

Once a week, use an Invisalign® cleaning system to thoroughly clean the aligners. Place them in a cup or bowl of water with the special cleaner. The amount of time will depend on the manufacturer’s instructions. When the time is complete, rinse well and place the aligners back in your mouth.

Cleaning Invisalign® Clear Aligners Whittier CA

Invisalign® – Good Aesthetics During and After Ortho Treatment

Your Whittier orthodontist wants you to attain a beautiful smile, but they also want to make sure you feel confident during your orthodontic treatment.

If you are concerned about the aesthetics of orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist is happy to discuss your treatment options. While Invisalign® isn’t for everyone, we do have other options (like ceramic braces) that are ideal for patients with more complex cases who don’t want to draw too much attention to their braces.

Your orthodontist will discuss all your options and help you determine which is best for your unique needs.

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