Invisalign and metal braces can each effectively treat a number of bite conditions and teeth spacing problems. But the similarities end there.

The first step to enjoying the clear benefits of Invisalign is a consultation with Pacific Palisades cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf to determine if Invisalign is the best solution for your individual condition. Like traditional metal braces, Invisalign can be used to correct problems including:

  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Unlike metal wire-and-bracket braces, Invisalign uses smooth, custom-made plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, dental-grade plastic that fit snugly over your teeth and will not irritate your lips, gums and cheeks.

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can enjoy your regular diet while your teeth are progressively shifted into their proper position. Simply pop out the aligners for meals, brush your teeth after eating, and replace your aligners.

Invisalign also limits your time in the dental chair. There is no need for regular tightening and painful adjustments with Invisalign; your follow-up visits are limited to about once every six weeks and are geared toward monitoring your progress.

Perhaps best of all, Invisalign works virtually invisibly so most people won’t even notice you’re having your teeth straightened.

If you would like to learn if you’re a candidate to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign, please contact Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry to schedule your personal consultation with Santa Monica cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf.