Invisalign Treatment For Adults in Santa Monica CA

Invisalign clear aligners provide a way for adult orthodontic patients to achieve the smiles of their dreams and give them the confidence to freely live their lives during treatment. Discover the clear, comfortable, removable, and affordable orthodontic treatment option.

Invisalign is:

  • Freedom to smile big, even in orthodontic treatment
  • Fast and reliable – 3D scanning technology allows for the most precise treatment
  • Affordable – Invisalign cost is similar to that of traditional braces

But How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign straightens the teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners. The aligners are made from smooth and comfortable BPA-free plastic. They fit snugly over teeth, and each set is calibrated to achieve a certain movement so that at the end of treatment, you’ll have your ideal smile.

Adult patients love using Invisalign because the aligners are designed to be virtually invisible in your mouth. That means you can go about your daily life without anyone even knowing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. And because there are no brackets to check on and wires to tighten, your follow-up appointments are quick and can be spaced out. That allows you to live your life without spending more time than necessary in our office.

Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are custom created just for you and your unique needs. Computer imagery uses digital scans to create a complete picture of your mouth, and then formulates your treatment plan and designs your aligners just for you. Each set of aligners is worn for 20-22 hours a day for approximately seven to ten days before switching to the next set. While they’re in your mouth, the aligners work to gently guide your teeth little by little, until the desired movement is achieved.

Dr. Abraham is an advanced Invisalign provider with specialized aligner training and has treated many complex cases with this technique. Many adult orthodontic patients can benefit from this revolutionary treatment option.

There are many advantages to Invisalign over standard braces treatment:

  • Your aligners will be virtually invisible, so you can go about your daily life without being worried you’re drawing more attention to the smile you’re trying to fix.
  • Your aligners are removable, which means you can enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks, and keep your oral health in top-notch shape.
  • Your aligners will be comfortable because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, and there are no brackets or wires to potentially irritate the inside of your mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign treatment for adults?

Invisalign clear aligners rely on their SmartTrack material to deliver a more comfortable experience to adult patients who can no longer leverage natural bone movements because they have already stopped growing. These clear aligners will gradually and safely push an adult’s teeth until they reach the ideal alignment.

Why Invisalign is great for adults

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that delivers reliable results with comfort and safety. Adults will also want to explore this treatment option because the clear, BPA-free material used for the trays is almost invisible to the naked eye, letting patients enjoy one of the most efficient orthodontic appliances without attracting any unwanted attention.

Is Invisalign effective for adults?

Yes. Adults are much better at complying with their orthodontist’s instructions and have a better track record of using the aligner trays for the required 20 to 22 hours a day, as indicated by official sources, to maintain treatment efficiency. Besides, clear aligners, such as those manufactured by Invisalign, are excellent at fixing almost all the cases for which you might use traditional metal braces.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

It’s impossible to say that someone’s treatment will take a specific period without first taking a close look at their dental structures and unique circumstances. There are many elements that can change the estimated treatment length. Besides, during treatment, you might suffer from some orthodontic emergencies that delay your treatment.

Is Invisalign worth it for older adults?

Yes. Invisalign is a gentle system that won’t apply overwhelming force over your teeth. However, you’ll have to consult with an orthodontist to see if your teeth and periodontal tissues are healthy enough that they will resist the required movements and shifts in position. Our primary concern is your dental health status when you are an older adult, as there is no age limit for orthodontics.

How long do most adults wear Invisalign?

We cannot say for certain, though there are reported cases of treatment completion as early as 6 months, and you’ll notice changes in just a few weeks; just make sure you follow your orthodontist’s instructions carefully. Ultimately, you’ll have to ask a board-certified orthodontist to review your case and make projections according to the 3D models created from your current circumstances.