Cosmetic & General Dentist & (Hygienist) located in Woodland Hills, CA

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Invisalign® services offered in Woodland Hills, CA

Invisalign® clear aligners correct misaligned bites and irregular spacing to give you a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces. Dr. Brown and the professional, experienced dental team at Dean L. Brown, DDS, in Woodland Hills, California, offer Invisalign as an effective orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth and other smile problems. Call today to learn how you can benefit or use the online tool to set up a consultation.

Invisalign® Q&A

What bite problems does Invisalign address?

Invisalign clear plastic aligners effectively and discretely treat orthodontic problems. The aligners fit over your teeth and gradually shift them into a more desirable place. 

Invisalign can help with many smile problems, including:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Generally crooked teeth

Invisalign can treat many of these issues simultaneously with a treatment plan that often takes less time than braces.

How is my Invisalign treatment plan created?

You undergo a thorough oral exam and several 3D scans of your teeth at your first appointment. Dr. Brown develops a treatment plan from these images and sends it to the Invisalign lab. 

Your aligners are usually ready within six weeks. When they come in, you return to the office of Dean L. Brown, DDS, to have them set. You’ll receive several weeks’ worth of aligners. You change them out every week or two as your smile changes. Your provider teaches you how to care for them at home and switch them out. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Patients appreciate that the aligners are clear and barely noticeable. They don’t involve wires and brackets that cause rubbing and friction. 

Other benefits of Invisalign include: 

  • Easy hygiene: You remove the aligners to brush and floss
  • No dietary restrictions: You take the trays out to eat and drink
  • Fewer emergency visits: There are no brackets or wires that can break
  • Fewer checkups: You only see the doctor once every 6-8 weeks

People who play contact sports can remove them for practice and games. You can also remove them for special events and pictures.

Teens appreciate Invisalign because they’re convenient and don’t impact their self-esteem as much. Parents know that their child is wearing the aligners as recommended because they feature a blue tab that tells the dentist if the aligners are being worn as they should be. 

How long does it take for Invisalign to correct my smile?

Invisalign treatments last from 1-2 years. Exactly how long you’ll wear Invisalign depends on your bite concerns. 

Wear the aligners 20-22 hours daily, even when you sleep. Consistency of wear means you get optimal results. 

Find out more about Invisalign and how the aligners can reform your smile. Call Dean L Brown, DDS, today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.