Invisalign treatment in west los angelesMost people consider their middle and high school years the period in which they should get braces and or retainers, however, the majority could benefit greatly from seeking orthodontic treatment well past the teen years.

For those in their 20s and 30s, Invisalign is their best bet for an easy, non-invasive teeth-straightening . Invisalign is advanced, cosmetic, effective, comfortable, hygienic, and very cost effective. There are several easy payment plans as well. Invisalign benefits adults as they don’t have to change their lifestyle.

Invisalign Benefits

No diet restrictions

Now this is a big perk. With braces, only certain foods are allowed, and you must avoid foods that could break or loosen the brackets. With Invisalign, all you need to do is remove the clear trays, feast on whatever food You desire, then rinse and just pop them back on when you’re finished. Eat what you want, when you want.

Extremely Hygienic

Braces are hard to keep clean. You need to use a specific flossing tool to get around the wires and around the brackets, and be extra careful when brushing your teeth. With Invisalign, pop them out and brush and floss to your heart’s content. You can also clean the plastic trays with greater ease than you would braces. Typically, you can clean them with just a toothbrush and some soap or other cleanser, and put them back on for a greater freshness.

Easier Check-Ups

When you have braces, adjustments take longer, they are more frequent, and involve tightening the braces and or wires. . With Invisalign, you don’t even have to go anywhere–your visits can be completely virtual, which is especially useful during a pandemic.

Reducing Risk of Disease and Decay

When you have straighter teeth, you reduce your risk of suffering from gum disease and tooth decay as you get older. Invisalign is not just an investment in the cosmetics of your smile, but also an investment in your overall health. It is always best to spend time and money in prevention of disease,

Receiving Invisalign treatment will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. An investment which will pay dividends for years to come in form of a more confident smile, more success in your career, and healthier and more comfortable and longer lasting bite, teeth, and gums.

Invisalign is also ideal for those who have never had orthodontic treatment as well as those patients who have experienced some relapse after an earlier treatment with braces. Invisalign, with the help of our iTero scanner, can also treat very complex orthodontic cases as well.

Let us show you how easy it is to achieve your dream smile.

Contact Firouz Orthodontics

Firouz Orthodontics
(Maurice Firouz, DDS)

Address: 11645 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Questions?
We encourage you to contact us with any
questions or comments you may have.

Please call our office at (310) 447-5790

Email: info@firouzorthodontics.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM

Here at Firouz Orthodontics, we’ve had to make some big adjustments to keep our patients treated and satisfied throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We have just now begun making in-person appointments again, but we are also continuing our remote services as well. If you’ve been out of the loop about how we’ve been serving our patients during the pandemic, then keep reading below to learn more about how we’ve done so, and why we’ve chosen to continue our remote services despite resuming our in-person appointments. 

During the total shutdown period of the COVID-19 crisis, we resolved to stay connected with our patients through virtual consultations. Our virtual consults consist of meeting with patients online and figuring out what treatment is needed for them. Once that is done, we can ship whatever necessary Invisalign treatments a patient needs to their residence. It is quick, effective, and easy, and we are proud to report that a good many of our patients got the treatment they needed and were satisfied with the results. In addition, patients are given the 24/7 around-the-clock access to us through calling or texting us, with a guaranteed response. 

We can proudly say that virtual consults have gone well, and continue to do so. 

In-Person Experience

Some patients, however, missed the in-person experience, which we regret not being able to offer them for some few months. However, we have now begun our reopening process, where we take one patient at a time. Only the patient is allowed inside, family members or other accompanying people must wait outside. Inside, only a receptionist and the doctor comprise the staff, to ensure that as minimal contact possible is made between staff and patient. 

We have PPE equipment, gowns, masks, gloves, sanitizers, and more to ensure that every patient that comes in for in-person service will have a safe, healthy, and comforting experience. We are an orthodontic practice, so maintaining health and cleanliness standards is already a top priority, pandemic or not, but We have taken extra steps to ensure sanitizing of all instruments and equipment are undertaken between every patient visit to make you feel comfortable and safe. If you’ve been wanting an in-patient visit, don’t hesitate to call and schedule one–we guarantee it will be a safe experience that will leave you healthy and satisfied. 

That being said, we understand that there are still plenty of people out there that don’t feel comfortable doing in-person visits just yet. For those people, we are happy to continue offering our virtual and remote services. We plan on continuing our remote treatments far into the future, so there is no worry about needing to come in for an in-person appointment any time soon. 

Whatever your preference is, just know that Firouz Orthodontics will continue to offer the high-quality remote and in-person treatments for as long as need be. In order to see all the steps we have taken to protect your safety please watch our 6 minute video posted on Instagram for @Firouzortho.

 

Choosing Invisalign treatment with the clear plastic removable aligners versus the more traditional metal braces will still be an overall adjustment no matter how old you are. Here are 4 Invisalign Tips everyone should know before starting Invisalign Treatment: 
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1. Wear Your Aligners Like You Are Told

A major difference between Invisalign and metal braces is the fact that your Invisalign aligners are removable.  Unlike with metal braces there are really no food restrictions because you can remove the invisalign aligners when you are eating. Brushing your teeth and flossing actually becomes easier because of the ability to remove your invisalign aligners.

Problems with this arise when you forget to put your aligners back in! If you are not wearing your Aligners the recommended 20 hours per day it could lead to an overall delay in your treatment. To help with this, we recommend cleaning your aligners right away after every meal so you remember to put them back in. 

2. Clean Your Aligners as Recommended

We recommend that you gently brush your aligners, before inserting them. Brushing your aligners helps remove germs and bacteria from your invisalign aligners. You can soak your aligners in a glass of water with a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals every few days. Please wash your hands thoroughly every time you remove and place the aligners.⁠ It’s always good to have clean aligners in your mouth so when you eat again, you don’t have more food stuck in it.

3. Don’t lose your Aligners.

Especially now, you should not be removing your aligners and keeping them in napkins or out in the open. If you lose your Invisalign aligners, wear the last one in your possession at least at nights until we can send you your next set of Invisalign aligners.⁠ A good tip is to always keep your aligners case with you and to always safely put them there. Contact Doctor Firouz immediately for further instructions. 

Propel P1C_VPro+ speeds up the Invisalign Treatment process

4. Look Into Propel VPro-5

The Propel VPro-5 uses high-frequency vibrations to speed up alignments and your overall Invisalign treatment process. With use of the Propel VPro-5 , we are able to offer our Invisalign patients the following advantages:

    • An increase in treatment predictability
    • Typically, Less adjustments 
    • Speeds up the overall process
    • Reported Less discomfort from patients
    • Increased participation
    • Only need 5-minutes per usage
    • Overall an increase in patient satisfaction 

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Need help with that smile?

Firouz Orthodontics specializes in teen brace, adult braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign for teens. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.There’s no better feeling than falling in love with your own smile all over again.

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Firouz Orthodontics is now taking out Invisalign Treatment virtual by NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL CONSULTS + SEEING EMERGENCY PATIENTS ONLY.⁠

In order to protect the safety of our patient’s and our staff, our office is now only open for emergency patients.⁠ We are, however, offering virtual consultations, and can be reached through office phone, text, email, Facebook and Instagram messaging on a daily basis. ⁠

PRECAUTIONS WE ARE TAKING

  • We do not allow any patient or staff member with any symptoms into the office.
  • All patients and staff sanitize hands before they come into the treatment area.
  • Only the patient and staff are allowed in the treatment area, No Spouses, No kids, etc.
  • In addition to our regular cleaning, we are sanitizing every all all services routinely and more frequently. This means our instruments too.
  • We are supplying all of our staff with PPE equipment for staff to feel safe and to keep our patients safe. 

Here are a few recommendations for our patents:⁠

⁠INVISALIGN PATIENTS⁠

✔️Continue to wear your Invisalign aligners as scheduled⁠

✔️If you complete your Invisalign aligners, wear the last one in your possession at least at nights until we can send you your next set of Invisalign aligners.⁠

✔️If possible, we can try to mail you the next few aligners.⁠

✔️Please wash your hands thoroughly every time you remove and place the aligners.⁠

 

BRACES PATIENTS ⁠

✔️Maintain excellent hygiene especially when you floss and brush⁠

✔️Use wax for any minor brace emergencies

✔️Avoid all hard foods to minimize orthodontic emergencies⁠

✔️If there is a loose brace or a poky wire please contact us and share a photo so we can advise you on how to best deal with this situation.⁠ If we need to get on a Virtual meeting that can be arranged. 

✔️If the problem persists, we will make arrangements to see you and make sure you are comfortable⁠.

 

ORTHODONTIC RETAINER PATIENTS ⁠

✔️Please continue to wear your orthodontic  retainers only at nights in order to minimize the potential for lost retainers and to maintain your correction.⁠

✔️Do not wrap your retainers in a napkin or paper towel.⁠

✔️Brush your retainers on a daily basis to keep them clean.⁠

✔️ In case you have a lost or broken retainer, please contact our office for urgent arrangements.⁠

⚠️ And remember to wash your hands thoroughly prior to handling any of your orthodontic appliances. ⁠

The quickest way to reach us is by calling 310-447-5790. ⁠

If our receptionist is not available during your call,⁠ a text message will be sent to your phone allowing you to communicate with us immediately via text.⁠

We are here for you to make sure that your urgent needs are taken care of until there is clarity as to when the ADA and CDA can safely recommend for us to begin seeing patients. ⁠

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

 

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Invisible braces have been a desired alignment treatment for over 20 years. Those clear retainers that can be inserted and removed at any time, and are much less obvious than traditional braces. Invisiline, Invisalign, or Invisalign!? All over the globe, it is no secret that Invisalign is a reliable alignment innovation, widely preferred over traditional metal braces.  

Invisalign Process

Patients who are exploring the market for Invisiline, Invisaline, or Invisalign braces should first understand how the process works.

To begin, you will consult with an orthodontist or dentist, who will examine your teeth and develop a plan for your Invisalign aligners. Doctor Firouz will provide a digital scan of your teeth for your personalized treatment plan.

Once the invisible aligners have been customized to perfectly fit your teeth, your Invisalign journey begins! For best results, aligners can be taken out for up to two hours a day. Enjoy your favorite foods, and brush and floss your teeth like normal.

Aligners typically last one to two weeks before teeth shift and require a new set. While you will continually get shipments with new aligners in the mail, you will only have to meet with your dentist every two months. 

You can expect mild soreness the first few days, don’t worry! This means your teeth are shifting into position!

New Invisalign Solutions

Invisalign® First is the latest addition to Invisalign’s product line. These invisible braces cater towards baby teeth, so that younger kids now have an added head start in the teeth straightening process. 

Insights in the orthodontic industry have proven that treatment between the ages of 6 to 10 is an optimal starting point. Invisalign refers to this stage of treatment as  Phase 1. It works well with your child’s development to straighten teeth as they grow in!

Invisalign® First

Parents of children in Phase 1 prefer Invisalign® First treatment for reasons that may seem obvious. Many patients have the intention of avoiding metal braces altogether. 

Invisalign First works with the child’s growing mouth to provide alignment in potential alignment issues including arch development, expansion, tooth placement and direction. Overall, Invisalign® First has been designed to enhance the child’s smile. 

Phase 1 is a distinctive time to begin the teeth straightening process because the jaw is still growing. Because of this, certain issues could be prevented from even happening. 

Designed specifically for young children, Invisalign® First is only available for children. Teens and adults seeking invisible aligners should explore alternative options including Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Full, or Invisalign Express.

Dental Arch Expansion 

Invisalign® First functions through the orthodontic process of dental arch expansion. The overall goal of dental arch expansion is to widen and adjust a child’s dental arch. Invisalign aligners will gradually push teeth in order to expand the width of the dental arch. Since this product caters towards young teeth, candidates include any child that may have crowded teeth or a narrow dental arch.

The initial consultation with the orthodontist is extremely important. Here, the doctor will take images, scans, and x-rays of the child’s teeth. The orthodontist will study their individual tooth and jaw structure in order to develop a completely personalized care plan for each patient. 

 

Is my child a good candidate for Invisalign® First?

Invisalign® First provides a range of benefits for patients with growing teeth, hoping to get a jump start on the teeth alignment process. The process works for a variety of mouths, from narrow dental arches to crowded teeth. Because of this, parents can trust Invisalign® First as their child’s first set of invisible braces. 

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) advises children visit an orthodontist by the age of seven. 

Designed specifically for the growing mouth of a pre-teen, Invisalign® First is the alignment solution for ages 6-10. A consultation with a dentist or orthodontist will confirm this is the best choice for your child. 

New Patient Services 

At Firouz Orthodontics, we encourage potential new patients to complete an online form to schedule an appointment with us. Additionally, you will be able to complete a bundle of new patient forms online prior to your visit in order to save time on the day of your appointment.

In the age of modern orthodontics, we are fortunate to have different options of clear aligners. Not only will aligners straighten up your smile, but they are also less obvious and demanding than traditional braces. 

Before deciding on which type of clear braces to commit to, do some research on the available options to determine the price, process, and outcome of each. 

Invisalign®

Known as the first set of invisible aligners, Invisalign® is commonly preferred by adults over traditional braces. 

To begin the Invisalign process, you must first consult with a professional dentist or orthodontist. The dentist will install attachments on two teeth for the Invisalign trays to snap into place. Your trays and retainers will be regularly monitored and adjusted throughout the process. In the event that something breaks or is not fitting, simply consult with your dentist or orthodontist.

Since Invisalign procedures require the oversight of a professional, the average cost ranges from three to six thousand dollars, depending on insurance. 

SDC or Smile Direct Club 

SDC is a do it yourself clear aligner system that is designed for easy cases such as minor alignment or minor spacing corrections. It is a very limited treatment without ongoing supervision of an orthodontist. Patients will not have a specialist to contact if they have any questions or concerns.

Invisalign uses a much more advanced material for their clear aligners and their digital platform is superior to any other clear aligner system. Also, with Invisalign we have the option of placing buttons, or attachments, use elastic bands, reshape the teeth as needed, for a much more precise and better and faster results. SDC does not have any of those options available.

SDC fees are cheaper, however, there is no comparison between what Invisalign is capable of correcting vs SDC.

Important Considerations of Clear Aligners 

Smile Direct Club is an example of a cheaper, more independent treatment with clear aligners. Everything can be shipped to your house, and you do not need to consult a professional. However, the outcome of using these invisible braces or something similar is less reliable than Invisalign, since there is no oversight from a professional. This means that in the end, your teeth might not be as straight as they could have been with Invisalign or traditional braces. 

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. If a clear aligner company is advertising a cheap cost for straighter teeth, it probably means the process itself is cheap, and thus, less reliable. At Firouz, we offer a free consultation about Invisalign® and your teeth straightening options. Let us help you make an educated decision about invisible braces!

Traditional braces can be a major life adjustment, as they are very visible and hard to ignore. Invisalign® clear aligners, on the other hand, straighten teeth while being transparent, plastic, and subtle. This option is especially popular in adults who need bite adjustment. Firouz Orthodontics is a partner with Invisalign® to ensure our patients receive optimal dental care. 

Invisalign® Treatment Process invisalign positioning

The Invisalign® treatment process is safe, easy, and can be broken down into four simple steps. 

 

  • Consult with a dentist about the option of Invisalign®. Before your personalized scan, you will need to make sure this is the best teeth straightening treatment for you.
  • Get a personalized scan of your teeth from your dentist. All patients’ mouths are different. Overcrowding, gaps, crossbite, overbite, and underbite are all possible factors of crooked teeth. Develop a personalized plan for your teeth treatment.
  • Clear aligners are custom made in SmartTrack® material. Each patient’s personalized scan tells the system how to cut the aligners. They are made of a specialized material and trimmed to perfection.
  • Pick up your Invisalign®! On the first day of your Invisalign® treatment, you will try on the clear aligners with your dentist. This appointment will determine if your Invisalign® fits properly, and allow you to ask your dentist any questions you have. 

 

Why Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is the recommended teeth straightening treatment for a number of reasons. With state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, Invisalign® has straightened over 7 million smiles. Additionally, it is a more flexible option than traditional braces because the aligners can be removed. Invisalign is hygienic and comfortable too. There are also no emergencies as with traditional braces, so it is excellent for patients who travel and additionally, there are no diet restrictions. Invisalign is a trustworthy solution to a cosmetic and functional bite improvement that teens and adults can take advantage of.  If you have any questions about how Invisalign® works, give our office a call!

 

When it comes to invisalign there is a lot of false information out there. At Firouz Orthodontics we are committed to providing professional orthodontic services at affordable pricing. Below are  some  invisalign facts and other important information you might want to consider when leaning toward Invisalign. 

Important Invisalign Facts

Invisalign Price / Invisalign Cost

Contrary to common belief, Invisalign is quite affordable. The price has come down significantly and it is now covered by all insurances. The invisalign price range can be as low as $2000 for a minor correction with Invisalign express, to $6000 for a complete case which includes up to five years of aligners!

 

Invisalign Express Treatment

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Invisalign Express refers to any treatment which requires anywhere from 5 to 10 sets of upper and lower aligners, versus unlimited aligners for a full case. The treatment is generally short, which is about 6 months and the cost is about half of a full Invisalign case. The same technology is used to treat patients with Invisalign Express and it is generally the treatment of choice for mild spacing and mild crowding.

Invisalign Retainers or Clear Retainers

They are the latest generation of retainers which are both cosmetic and clear. The cost of these retainers is the same as the traditional wire and acrylic retainers. They also offer an additional advantage  by doubling as a thin and comfortable night guard for those patients who clench and grind their teeth when they sleep.  

Ceramic Braces and Clear Braces | Clear Braces Cost

Ceramic or clear braces are often used when difficult bite corrections are required beyond the scope of Invisalign. Clear braces or ceramic braces are bonded on the teeth and are as effective as metal braces with a much more cosmetic appearance. They generally cost slightly more than metal braces and are equally effective and very cosmetic. The newest clear braces are made of a sapphire crystal and are glass like and not very noticeable. There are Teflon coated white wires which complement clear braces.

 

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Firouz Orthodontics
(Maurice Firouz, DDS)

Address: 11645 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Questions?
We encourage you to contact us with any
questions or comments you may have.

Please call our office at (310) 447-5790

Email: info@firouzorthodontics.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM