Invisalign Specialist

Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry

Family Dentistry located in Pomona, CA

If crooked or overcrowded teeth prevent you from smiling confidently, you may want to consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. At Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry in Pomona, California, family dentist Joo Hyung Kim, DDS, and the team use Invisalign oral aligners to address mild and moderate orthodontic imperfections in men, women, and teens. To request your Invisalign consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear oral aligners to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth. 

Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires, rubber bands, or brackets used. Instead, Invisalign relies on an FDA-approved thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. 

SmartTrack is safe, effective, and incredibly durable. It’s also free of allergens, making treatment safe for people with serious or life-threatening allergies. 

Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth, allowing them to blend in with your smile. They’re also removable, so you don’t have to worry about food restrictions. Eat all of the caramels and popcorn you want, but make sure to brush your teeth afterward.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

At Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry, the providers usually recommend Invisalign orthodontic treatment to correct mild or moderate oral imperfections, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite

You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment from Invisalign if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

What is the Invisalign treatment process?

Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation at Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry. During this appointment, your provider does an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment. Next, your provider evaluates your smile and takes a series of digital impressions.

Your provider uploads your impressions to a computer and maps out a precise, customized digital treatment plan. 

After creating a blueprint for the step-by-step movements of your teeth, your provider sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures your first set of Invisalign aligners. 

To achieve the best possible results, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day. Every 1-2 weeks, you return to Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry, and your provider gives you a new set of aligners. Slowly but surely, your teeth straighten and move into place.

How long does it take to see the results of Invisalign?

The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of the orthodontic issues that need correcting. However, most people finish treatment in 12-18 months.  

Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully and attend all of your follow up appointments. Your commitment is key to the success of treatment. 

Don’t let orthodontic problems keep you from smiling confidently. To request your Invisalign consultation, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.