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If you have crooked teeth, but dread the thought of metal braces, Santa Monica Bay Dental has good news for you! Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces, which means straight teeth without the obvious metal brackets taking over your mouth. Invisalign are clear braces, or aligners, that give you the straight teeth you have always desired. This technology is not new – in fact, it has been around since the late 90s, but it is quickly gaining popularity as more and more patients need braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is made up of aligners, rather than brackets. These aligners are simple trays that you can remove from your mouth any time that you eat or drink. This means that you can still enjoy your favorite foods while straightening your teeth! The aligners are switched out of your mouth every two weeks, in a similar fashion to the tightening of metal braces. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth and to provide you with teeth in the shape you desire in the future. In fact, the 3-D system that we use to create the aligners will even show you what your teeth will look like at the end of your treatment.

The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign provides many benefits including their ability to be less obvious, the ability to eat or drink whatever you want without worry of harming your braces, and a decreased risk of tooth decay or gum disease. What sets Invisalign apart from traditional braces is the fact that they can be removed. While it is only recommended to remove when while eating, drinking, or caring for your teeth – this is a huge convenience. You no longer have to avoid sticky, crunchy, or acidic foods as you are able to take the aligners out, eat and brush your teeth and then place them back in your mouth. This means that there is much less risk of tooth decay or gum disease because every food particle can be removed from your mouth before you place the aligners back in your mouth.

Invisalign provides our patients with a wide variety of benefits and exceptionally pleasing results. Each of the dentists at Santa Monica Bay Dental is specially trained in Invisalign treatment and is always knowledgeable about the latest technology surrounding this method of treatment. We are here to help our patients achieve the straight smile or healthy bite that they desire for optimal oral health without the unsightliness of metal braces.

Life is too short to spend with teeth that you do not like the appearance of or that create an uncomfortable bite that makes eating, talking, smiling and cleaning them more difficult. Instead, come talk to us about your options to obtain straighter teeth. Our dentists are happy to talk to you about the benefits of Invisalign as well as conduct an evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate.

*The doctors of Santa Monica Bay Dental are general dentists providing orthodontic services.

Call Santa Monica Bay Dental today and get yourself on the road to straighter teeth! Call (310) 736-2277.