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Firouz Orthodontics
(Maurice Firouz, DDS)

Call Us: (310) 447-5790
Address: 11645 Wilshire Blvd Suite
1060 Los Angeles, CA 90025
Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 5:30PM

Why Should You Choose Invisalign Teen Today?

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Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating, and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. Guess what? With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the way. You’re free to enjoy the things that make these the best times of your life.

Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible! Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of hiding behind a mouth of metal, you’ll enjoy the confidence of showing that smile every day. And that can make for a better social life overall.

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, a mouth full of metal can hold you back from enjoying the things you want to. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet. Invisalign Teen helps you focus on doing what you do best—being a teen.

PARENTS

From social lives to social media, teens today are facing more and more challenges when it comes to their self-esteem. To better understand why, we commissioned the “Invisalign Teen® Confidence Survey.”* The results have provided undeniable proof that metal braces are a major cause of low self-esteem for teens across the country. When you Unbrace the Truth, you’ll discover why Invisalign Teen clear aligners are a better choice over braces.

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THE TRUTH MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

Invisalign Teen treatment has been proven to be a better choice. When it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming 92% of teens feel that it would keep them from fitting in with their peers.* It turns out that standing out in the crowd isn’t always a good thing.

Teens wearing Invisalign® clear aligners are 2X more likely to have a boost in self-esteem while in treatment than teens treated with metal braces.* It’s hard to show confidence with a mouth full of metal.

In the hands of a trained professional, Invisalign clear aligners can be just as effective as metal braces. The patented technology can effectively treat the most common and complex teeth-straightening concerns.

Invisalign Teen clear aligners actually cost about the same as metal braces. And just like braces, they’re included under most dental insurance policies.

Teens wearing Invisalign clear aligners are 68% less likely to be teased than those wearing metal braces.*Since Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, bullies can’t tease what they can’t see.

Orthodontists tell us that teens are more reliable in wearing the aligners than adults are! Clinical data**confirms that on average, teens are wearing their aligners 21 hours per day, just as recommended.

40% of teens say wearing metal braces would have or has had a negative impact.


How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign trays are easy to manageInvisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The orthodontist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled.  A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.

What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth.  Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.  As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth.  Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
  • Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth.  Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.

What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces and veneers?

Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable.  This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient.  This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible.  Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth.  Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.  In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does Invisalign® treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays.  Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw.  These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come.  In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made.  The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.

What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?

Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to.  The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking.  It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.  Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.

If you have questions about Invisalign®, please contact our office.

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