What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a leading-edge method to straighten teeth. It uses a series of clear plastic aligners which have been custom-made just for you. The aligners are made out of a comfortable plastic which is virtually invisible, and are worn over your teeth. The aligners will continuously and gently shift your teeth into position, using movements which your dentist or orthodontist has planned for you. Invisalign uses no metal brackets attached to your teeth and no wires that need to be tightened. You easily use a new set of aligners every two weeks, until your treatment is finished and you have achieved the great smile that you wanted. The greatest part of Invisalign is that most people won’t even know they are there.

Invisalign was designed together with leading orthodontists and is approved by the FDA. It has been used by over a million patients worldwide, and has a 96% patient satisfaction rate, with 9 out of 10 patients recommending Invisalign to their friends and family. Many patients prefer Invisalign’s clear and removable orthodontic solution to traditional metal braces and wires for a more aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable solution.

A Clear Advantage

While both Invisalign and other teeth-straightening methods have similar end results—a great smile—after actually comparing Invisalign to other choices the advantages are clear. Here are some of the pros and cons of each option, so together with Dr. Khodai at Barranca Dental in Irvine you can make an educated decision regarding your dental health.

  Invisalign Braces
Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including: crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite Yes Yes
Straightens your teeth Yes Yes
Average cost is about $5000 Yes Yes
Allows you to eat whatever foods you want Yes
Lets you remove the device when you want/need to Yes-
Virtually invisible teeth-straightening Yes
Regular brushing and flossing for cleaner, healthier gums Yes
Smooth, comfortable, natural feeling plastic Yes
Sharp metal with irritated cheeks and gums Yes
Great for your schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks Yes
Invisalign Teen: Up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken Yes

What to expect from Invisalign

  • Each set of aligners are worn for 16 days
  • Remove the aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
  • Your teeth are gradually corrected over 6 to 18 months
  • The average number of aligners needed is between ten and thirty
  • You will need to visit the office every 6 to 10 weeks

Dr. Neda Khodai and Invisalign

Dr. Neda Khodai at Barranca Dental Excellence is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign, and has been on the forefront of Invisalign treatment. As a dentist in Irvine, she understands the unique needs of her patients for an aesthetically-pleasing and effective solution, while maintaining affordability. Together you will set goals for your dental health and smile that are not just achievable, but long lasting.

It’s time to Contact Us

If you want more information on Invisalign or need a dentist in Irvine, click below to get in touch with Barranca Dental Excellence.