Smile Haus provides Invisalign services in West Hills, CA.
Call 818-348-6068 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign offers a new approach to orthodontic treatment. Instead of moving teeth with brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gently move teeth into proper alignment. Patients choose Invisalign not only because it’s a more discreet alternative to braces, but also because Invisalign aligners are more comfortable and convenient than traditional metal braces.
Your treatment begins with digital impressions that are used to create a 3D model of your smile on our computer. We use this model to plan your Invisalign treatment, then your aligners are fabricated by Invisalign just for you. In most cases, you will wear each set of aligners for two weeks, then switch to the next set; with each new set of aligners, you’re a little bit closer to your beautiful new smile.
With Invisalign, you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth like you did before starting orthodontic treatment because your aligners can be taken out when needed. The experience of wearing aligners is more comfortable than braces too because they’re made with smooth, unobtrusive plastic that fits flush against your teeth, unlike braces which feel bulky and often cause irritation.
Invisalign is a popular choice for adult patients who have felt self-conscious about their smiles for years—and sometimes even their entire lives—but have been hesitant to get braces. With Invisalign, you can finally achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
There are some complex orthodontic cases where braces are a better treatment option, but for most patients, Invisalign and braces work equally well. When it comes to deciding which is better, it comes down to personal preference and lifestyle. Most of our patients feel that Invisalign is better because it’s more comfortable, convenient, and discreet.
Is Invisalign a permanent fix?
Yes, Invisalign is a permanent solution for orthodontic issues like misaligned teeth and improper bites. Your results will last a lifetime as long as you wear your retainer as directed once treatment is complete.
Can I use my last Invisalign tray as a retainer?
While in theory, this might sound like a good idea and a way to save a bit of money, it doesn’t work in practice because your aligners are designed to last a few weeks, while retainers last for years. Invisalign’s Vivera retainers are made with a thicker plastic, so while they’re still clear, they’re durable enough to last a long time.
Do you really have to wear Invisalign for 22 hours?
Yes, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day, or even more if you can. Your aligners only work when you wear them, so the more you wear them, the faster your treatment time will be.
Is Invisalign faster than braces?
Yes, Invisalign is sometimes faster than braces, but not always. Every patient is different and the speed of your treatment depends on your compliance with the program—if you take your aligners out often and leave them out for long periods of time, Invisalign will likely take longer than treatment would with braces, since braces are worn 24/7.
Call 818-348-6068 to schedule your appointment.