Invisalign®: Close gaps, correct crowding, and get evenly-spaced, healthy teeth without the hassle of braces!

The journey to sustained dental wellness must not be stressful, time-consuming, uncomfortable, or costly. Led by Dr. Ivan Chan, our team serves the greater Los Angeles County, California area with state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. These advanced technologies help our team at Glendale Dental Wellness to provide care that is precise, painless, convenient, and of exceptional value. Invisalign® is no exception.  

Invisalign®: For straighter teeth, a healthier bite 

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment. Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has involved the use of braces. A system of brackets, wires, and bands affixed to the teeth. These braces place consistent pressure on the teeth to reposition them. Such conventional treatment may only be adjusted by an orthodontist or dentist.

Furthermore, since the brackets and wires cannot be removed from the teeth, patients have to “relearn” how to eat and clean their teeth during treatment. Plus, braces have conventionally been associated with a “metal mouth” due to the obvious appearance of silver-colored stainless-steel brackets and wires. 

Fortunately, individuals have more options than ever to treat their crowded, crooked, gapped, and otherwise misaligned teeth and jaws. Over the past 25 years, an entire category of treatment options has been introduced. Collectively, these treatments are called “clear aligner therapy.” But, Invisalign® was the first treatment of this kind. Since it debuted in 1997, Invisalign® has successfully improved more than 15 million individuals’ smiles, from those with minor cosmetic concerns to those with extensive overbite, underbite, and other bite-related imbalances.  

Based on the same principles as braces, custom-fit clear aligners place consistent yet gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually move them through bone and into their proper placements. Yet, unlike braces, the aligners are made from transparent plastic. They are not visible when you smile. Additionally, aligners can be removed for hassle-free eating, brushing, and flossing. This feature supports good oral hygiene throughout treatment and a comfortable treatment experience. 

However, for treatment to stay on track, patient compliance is essential. Be sure to: 

  • Wear your aligners at all times
  • Only remove your aligners when eating meals and cleaning your teeth
  • Invisalign® treatment requires a series of aligner trays. Each tray corresponds with a different step in the treatment process. Make sure to wear the aligners in the correct order
  • Keep up with visits to our office as advised by Dr. Chan. During these periodic visits, Dr. Chan checks your teeth to ensure treatment is progressing correctly. You will also be provided with your next set of aligner trays

Invisalign® is an appropriate, discreet, and low-maintenance treatment option for many patients. But is it right for you? Dr. Chan won’t know if you are a candidate for this revolutionary orthodontic therapy until after evaluating your mouth. So, schedule your Invisalign® consultation today.  

At your appointment, Dr. Chan will use the iTero™ scanner to create a 3-D scan of your teeth for a comprehensive assessment. He will also provide a simulation of how your teeth will look after the Invisalign treatment. Our top priority is ensuring your satisfaction throughout the entire process.

Call 818-243-3838 to reach Glendale Dental Wellness today. Your best and healthiest smile awaits!