Invisalign®️ for Teens

Invisalign®️ for Teens in Culver City

Invisalign®️ for All Ages

Orthodontic treatment is usually performed during the teen years after the teeth have fully erupted but before they are too firmly fixed in place. While traditional braces effectively treat misalignment issues, they can be uncomfortable and unattractive. They can also be inconvenient, as adjustments will have to be made to eating habits to prevent certain foods from causing damage to the braces or staining the teeth.

Fortunately, an alternative is available with Invisalign®️. This system of clear aligners is provided at Toothopia to give teens in Culver City a straighter, more attractive smile.

How does Invisalign®️ work?

The Invisalign®️ treatment consists of custom-fit clear aligners that apply a gentle but steady pressure on the teeth to change their position along the gumline and overall alignment. Invisalign®️ can be used to move teeth horizontally, vertically, and even rotate them if needed.

Treatment starts with a consultation with a certified Invisalign®️ provider, such as Toothopia. Your doctor will examine your teeth and determine whether the Invisalign®️ system is the most beneficial orthodontic treatment. You will then have a personalized treatment plan created.

Using a fast, precise digital scan (not any messy putty-like other treatments that use impressions), your doctor will create an accurate 3D image of your teeth and fine-tune every tooth shift. This plan can even give you a preview of your new smile. The digital scans taken of your teeth will then be used to create the custom-fit aligners.

Using Invisalign®️

When you pick up your first aligners from your dentist at Toothopia, your doctor will ensure that the aligners fit well, let you know what to expect next, and answer any questions.

To complete the treatment, you will be required to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours every day. It would help if you took them out only to clean them and brush and floss your teeth. The aligners for teens have blue compliance indicators to assure parents that they are being worn for the required amount of time.

The benefit of Invisalign®️ aligners is that they do not interrupt your life – you will be able to continue eating your favorite foods and participating in all your regular activities, including sporting events. According to the treatment plan, a new set of aligners will be changed out every one or two weeks, and you will need to visit your dentist for check-ups every six to eight weeks.

For more information on using Invisalign®️ for teens, contact Toothopia in Culver City. We provide Invisalign in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Palms, Cheviot Hill, Playa Vista, and nearby areas.

FAQs

How Do I Manage The Pain And Discomfort During The First Week Of Invisalign®️?

The first week of Invisalign®️ treatment can be difficult as your teeth are still getting used to the aligners. Stick to a soft diet, use over-the-counter pain relievers for discomfort, and follow our dentist's instructions to power through your first week.

How Many Times Can I Take Out My Invisalign Aligners Each Day?

You can take out your Invisalign invisible aligners several times a day when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Wear them for at least 22 hours throughout the day.

Is Invisalign Painful?

Invisalign teeth aligners can be painful for the first few days when you get a new set from Toothopia Dental in Culver City. The pain and discomfort should subside as your teeth get used to the new aligners. If the pain persists, please consult our orthodontist right away.

What To Eat After Getting Invisalign?

After getting your invisible braces from Toothopia Dental in Culver City, eat soft foods such as fruits, greens, and cooked meat. Avoid sticky, hard, and acidic foods. More importantly, always remember to take your aligners out before eating.

How Long Should You Keep Invisalign Aligners In Every Day?

Our Invisalign dentist near you recommends wearing your aligners at least 20-22 hours per day to get the most benefit. We recommend taking them out only while eating, brushing your teeth, or participating in activities where they may get damaged.

What Is The Difference Between Invisalign And Braces?

The primary difference between Invisalign and braces is that the Invisalign treatment involves using clear, removable aligners, while braces use brackets and wires. Invisalign from Toothopia Dental, Culver City, is a more discreet option.

Can You Wear Nighttime Aligners During The Day?

Nighttime aligners are specifically designed to be worn during the night. Wearing them during the day may not provide the desired results and can interfere with daily activities.

What Age Can You Get Invisalign?

At Toothopia Dental, Culver City, our Invisalign dentist recommends Invisalign treatment for teenagers and adults. We recommend starting Invisalign once the permanent teeth have fully erupted, typically around 12 years or older.

Can You Get Invisalign While Pregnant?

Hormonal changes and potential dental discomfort during pregnancy may affect the treatment process. Our dentist near you generally advises avoiding starting new Invisalign treatments during pregnancy. Please visit Toothopia Dental, Culver City, to consult with our orthodontist for personalized advice.

What Corrections Can Invisalign Fix?

An Invisalign retainer can correct orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and certain malocclusions. The suitability of Invisalign for specific corrections depends on the severity of the individual case.

After Getting Invisalign, How Frequently Will I Visit The Dentist?

After getting Invisalign, you must visit Toothopia Dental in Culver City every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress, receive new aligner trays, and make necessary adjustments. Our orthodontist will provide a schedule tailored to your needs.

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