General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Covina, CA

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Would you love a straighter smile without the look and feel of traditional metal braces? If so, Invisalign® offers a great solution, and it’s among the treatments available from Sooyeol Sohn, DDS, of Triple S Dental in Covina, California. Call the office to book a consultation or use the easy online scheduling tool to learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. The system uses advanced intraoral imaging and proprietary software to create a customized treatment plan just for you. 

The Invisalign aligners work by placing gentle pressure on your teeth to slowly shift them into optimal positioning. Over time, your smile becomes straighter, just like with traditional metal braces. 

What are some advantages of Invisalign?

Many people choose Invisalign because they want to improve their smile without spending more than a year wearing metal brackets and wires. The clear plastic used to fabricate Invisalign aligners is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. 

Invisalign also makes it easier to keep up a good dental hygiene routine while straightening your smile. Because you can remove the aligner trays, you can brush and floss normally. Metal brackets and wires offer numerous hiding places for food particles, plaque, and bacteria, and cleaning your teeth takes longer while you’re wearing braces. 

Invisalign is also much easier on the soft tissue in your mouth. There are no sharp brackets to irritate the inside of your lips, and there are no wires to poke into sensitive gum or cheek tissue. 

How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?

Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces, but there are some cases in which braces offer the best possible treatment option. You’ll learn if Invisalign is right for you during your initial consultation. 

It’s also important to understand that metal braces require little in the way of active compliance. Because the components are secured directly to the surface of your teeth, coming in for routine adjustments is all that’s needed to move forward in your treatment plan. 

Invisalign, on the other hand, can only work while you’re wearing your aligners. Invisalign needs to be worn around the clock except when you’re eating, drinking, or performing your oral hygiene routines. If you leave them out for long periods of time, you won’t move forward with your treatment timeline.

If you have additional questions or concerns about Invisalign, call or click today to book a visit at Triple S Dental.