Historically, there has been just one option for straightening crooked teeth: metal braces. While traditional orthodontics is effective, it can also be uncomfortable, and time-consuming. And, due to the obtrusiveness of metal braces, it can lead to feelings of self-consciousness.

For many patients, Invisalign represents a better way. Invisalign offers many of the same benefits as traditional braces, allowing you to get the confident smile you have always wanted. And Invisalign can be both painless and faster. At In Motion Dentists, we are proud to provide Invisalign to our patients throughout the greater La Verne, CA area.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of transparent aligners that are custom made to correct crowding, overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is a clear removable orthodontic appliance that can easily be removed when convenient and can then be put back into place just as easily. Due to the discrete design of Invisalign, other people are less likely to notice that the patient is wearing Invisalign. .

Though Invisalign corrects many of the same problems as braces, it usually works much more quickly and without as much discomfort. And, because these aligners are both clear and removable, patients usually do not experience the same sense of self-consciousness.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

It is important to note that Invisalign does have its limitations and cannot correct all orthodontic problems. More complicated or severe problems may still require traditional orthodontic appliances. We can tell you more about your candidacy for Invisalign when you join us in La Verne for a consultation.

Generally speaking, the best candidates for Invisalign are struggling with one or more of the following problems:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Other spacing issues (e.g., gaps in the teeth)
  • Teeth that have grown in crooked

To find out more about how Invisalign can enhance your smile, reach out to In Motion Dentists at any time.

Benefits of Invisalign

The main reason why patients choose Invisalign? It allows them to enjoy the healthy, confident smile they have always wanted.

Invisalign also offers a range of other benefits. For example:

  • With Invisalign, you can eat and drink whatever you want.
  • You can easily remove your aligners for special occasions, such as photos.
  • Invisalign is almost invisible, which makes them popular among teens and adults alike.
  • While traditional braces may be needed for as long as five years, Invisalign can give you the results you need in as little as 12 months.
  • By addressing crowding and spacing issues, Invisalign can also help you reduce your risk of gum disease.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Many patients wonder whether they can expect pain from Invisalign. For the most part, Invisalign is generally painless, so much so that you will quickly forget you are wearing aligners. However, when you first get aligners, or when you transition into a different size, you may experience some minor soreness for one to three days. You can easily remedy this with over-the-counter pain medication.

Learn More About Invisalign

Do you have additional questions about Invisalign? We would love to tell you more. Contact In Motion Dentists in La Verne, CA to schedule an appointment with us.