Invisalign® provides a quick and convenient way to treat alignment problems like crooked or crowded teeth. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, general and cosmetic dentists AJ Suchak, DDS, Om Suchak, DDS, and their team prescribe Invisalign to children, teens, and adults. Call the Los Angeles-area practice or book online to make an appointment for yourself or your child today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses removable plastic aligners instead of traditional metal braces. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and place mild pressure on your jaw and periodontal membrane (the ligaments that anchor your teeth). Over time, that pressure changes the position of your teeth and jaw, transforming your smile.
At Queens Dental Group, the team uses Invisalign to correct various alignment problems, including:
The team also uses Invisalign treatment to correct bite abnormalities, including crossbite, underbite, and overbite.
At Queens Dental Group, Invisalign treatment begins with a review of your dental records, a discussion of your goals, and a series of digital X-rays. If the team identifies any alignment problems, you qualify for treatment.
They take digital scans of your teeth and jaw and upload them to a computer program. Then, your provider uses the program to develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan, mapping out the precise movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing your treatment plan, the team sends your impressions to an Invisalign lab. The lab then uses your impressions to create a series of custom Invisalign aligners.
When your first set of aligners is ready, you return to Queens Dental Group and try them on. Your provider makes adjustments, ensuring they fit well, and explains how to care for the aligners.
Over the course of treatment, you visit Queens Dental Group every several weeks. At each visit, your provider monitors your progress and has you change into a new set of Invisalign aligners. Each new set is slightly different, placing mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, to improve their position.
Treatment with Invisalign typically takes between 12-18 months*, but it may take longer depending on the alignment problems addressed. To help speed up the process, make sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
Call Queens Dental Group or book online to see if you can benefit from orthodontics with Invisalign.
*Individual results may vary.