Most people have heard of Invisalign. Unfortunately, even today there remain a number of mis-conceptations about the technique. Here is some information for those in Los Angeles who are considering the Invisalign procedure.
To begin, as mentioned above Invisalign is a technique and not a treatment. Invisalign uses a series of custom made aligners that press directly on the teeth rather than a series of wires pressing against brackets to transfer pressure to the teeth. As far as the teeth are concerned, aligners work the same way braces do.
An interest fact is that Invisalign was founded in 1997 two non-dentists, Kelsey Wirth and Zia Chasti. Fortunately for us they were not biased by experience, and the inspiration came from their experiences as former orthodontic patients. As entrepreneurs they managed to raise funds and, with the help of a handful of orthodontists, they created a workable device that was introduced to the public in 1999.
As technology has advanced, the dentistry industry has continued to evolve as well. Today, virtually any malocclusion now can be treated with quality results and the scope of capabilities continues to grow every day. Today, hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with Invisalign.
There are a number of benefits to using Invisalign, but the most obvious benefit is that the aligners are clear and are far less noticeable than metal braces or even clear braces. In fact, some patients comment that many people do not even notice that they are wearing anything in their mouth. We hear this quite from Los Angeles Invisalign patients. Another benefit of having Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed by the patient so that he or she can brush and floss easier. This decreases the chance of getting gum disease, cavities or unsightly permanent scars on the teeth caused by not brushing properly. We also provide more Los Angeles Invisalign information here. We hope you stay tuned for more from your Los Angeles dentist.