Dr. Akhavan is our Invisalign® Dentist, treating patients throughout the 92675 area with orthodontics San Juan Capistrano. Invisalign® is an excellent way to straighten your teeth and adults of all ages often prefer it over traditional metal braces. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, call us to schedule a consultation and see if Invisalign® is right for you.
Invisible. Comfortable. And Removable.
Teenagers and adults love Invisalign® because it straightens teeth without anyone noticing that you are correcting your smile. People living in the San Juan Capistrano CA area, trust Dr. Akhavan to help them achieve their smile goals in a way that is comfortable and convenient.
How does Invisalign® work?
As an Invisalign® Dentist San Juan Capistrano, Dr. Akhavan straightens teeth using a series of aligners. First, an impression of your teeth is taken so that a series of aligners can be created in a dental lab. The aligners themselves are made out of a thermoplastic material that is strong and at the same time flexible in order to be comfortable when worn for long periods of time. The material is virtually invisible.
The aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day and every two weeks; they need to be switched out with the next one in the series. Over a period of months, the aligners will slowly move teeth into place, making one minor adjustment at a time that is targeted to specific teeth. This helps your teeth to be comfortable as they are moved into position at a manageable pace. Once you are done wearing your aligners, your teeth should be perfectly straight.
Benefits of Invisalign®
- Patients throughout California prefer wearing Invisalign® because of how convenient it is as compared with wearing traditional braces.
- The aligners are clear so no one can tell you are straightening your teeth.
- They are only worn for 22 hours a day so you can take them out to eat dinner, go on a date, or make an important presentation at work.
- You can brush and floss your teeth like normal, and no additional tools are required.
- There is less of a risk that your teeth will become stained as compared with wearing metal braces that can be difficult to clean.
- The procedure is more comfortable than metal braces since the aligners move teeth into place slowly and only focus on a few teeth at a time.
- Aligners are easy to take care of, and you only use the same aligner for a couple of weeks.
How do I care for my aligners?
Our dentist recommends that patients remove their aligner and rinse it with warm water on a daily basis. You may also want to brush them with a soft toothbrush.
Some patients need to wear attachments or ridges in order to ensure that their teeth move into place perfectly. An attachment is a clear bump that is made of an enamel colored composite and secured to the teeth. Bumps on your aligners will grip them in order to hold the aligner in place. Ridges work in a similar way only an indent is created instead of a raised bump. This can be necessary for more complicated cases to ensure that a particular tooth, or several teeth, move into place like they should.
Invisalign Go – Straighter Teeth in Less Time!
Invisalign is continuously evolving their orthodontic technology to help bring you that perfect smile. Reflection Dental is one of the first dental clinics in Southern California to receive the latest Invisalign Go system.
It is designed to treat mild cases of misalignment in a short amount of time. We’re really excited to be able to offer this new system to our patients.
How is Invisalign Go Different that Regular Invisalign?
Brought to you from the same company that invented the original Invisalign, Invisalign Go is the newest clear aligner system that can straighten your teeth in less time (as short as 3-6 months compared to 2-3 years) and a lower cost. Invisalign Go uses virtually invisible clear and removable aligners to gently shift your teeth into position and gradually straighten your teeth over time.
When you come in for your consultation, we’ll evaluate your suitability for Invisalign Go as well as give you an idea of how your smile will look once treatment is complete.
I’m usually pressed for time in the mornings, and I appreciate how Invisalign doesn’t slow me down. I just pop out the aligners, brush my teeth and pop ’em back in.Client Testimonial