SMILE HAUS is proud to provide orthodontic treatments in West Hills, CA. Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
At SMILE HAUS, our highly talented orthodontist, Dr. Kohanzadeh will help you select the right treatment option for yourself or your child. Choices include Invisalign, metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear braces.
Invisalign® has been known as “the clear alternative to braces” since the mid-1990s. Rather than attached brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of removable, comfortable, nearly invisible medical grade aligners. With no sharp edges, the aligners will not poke or scratch the delicate tissues inside your mouth. Since they are removable, you can eat your favorite foods and perform your regular oral hygiene routine. As they are virtually invisible, no one but you needs to know you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign® is also convenient. You will wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours per day for two weeks, or as directed, and then switch to the next set at home. You will come in just once every four to six weeks for us to monitor your progress.
With the ClearCorrect® aligner system, patients can straighten their teeth without wires and brackets, and without drawing attention to a smile they’re already self conscious about, by applying pressure to gradually move the teeth and reshape the surrounding bone.
The process is easy and affordable. The doctor takes an impression, or scan, of the mouth, and a set of custom correcting aligners is created. The patient wears the aligners day and night, only removing them to brush and eat. The trays are changed at intervals as teeth move until treatment is complete.
Although Invisalign is extremely useful in many situations, braces remain a popular choice. Modern braces are nothing like those of even a few years ago, thanks to dramatic advances in materials and technology.
Today’s metal braces are still made from stainless steel brackets and wires, but they are far smaller and less cumbersome than they once were. Modern metal braces are even available in a range of fashion colors, while heat activated archwires use your own body heat to shift your teeth faster and less painfully than in the past.
Ceramic braces are roughly the same size and shape as metal braces, but they are far less noticeable. The brackets are made of high-quality dental porcelain that can be color-matched to your teeth, and the wires are clear. Ceramic braces are an excellent solution for many people, though athletes who take contact to the face or jaw may prefer metal braces, as the dental porcelain could crack.
Clear braces are the most invisible of the traditional braces, though not quite as invisible as Invisalign. Clear, tieless brackets and high-tech clear archwires move teeth quickly and do not need tightening like traditional braces, reducing discomfort.
INBRACE is an advanced, invisible orthodontic solution to traditional metal braces. Unlike plastic aligners, there is nothing to remove for meals or events. INBRACE Smartwires let you brush and floss normally while GentleForce technology moves your teeth.
There is no single orthodontic solution that is right for everyone. Our experienced orthodontist, Dr Kohanzadeh, will help you decide what is right for you.
Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.