One of the newest advances in orthodontics is Invisalign. In the past, straightening teeth meant only metal or clear braces. Now you can be a candidate for a clear, “invisible” method, with a patented system using 3-D computer imaging. A series of custom, clear aligners are manufactured just for you that fit over your teeth. They gradually straighten the teeth and there is no metal or wires. Clinical research of the Invisalign system has proven effective in orthodontic offices, worldwide. Dr. Fotovat was among the first group of doctors in the nation to become certified in Invisalign. And, he is a Premier Provider orthodontist, which means he is in the top 5% of all Invisalign providers in North America – successfully treating more cases that most dentists and orthodontists combined.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Your teeth will be gently moved using a series of custom aligners. Dr. Fotovat is a Certified Invisalign Specialist, and will design these sets of clear aligners to move your teeth in a systematic and controlled manner. You will wear each aligner for about 2-3 weeks before you go to the next set of aligners. As the weeks pass, your teeth move a little at a time, and you will be able to see your teeth straightening. Dr. Fotovat will determine the number of aligners that your specific case needs, and he will monitor your progress when he sees you about every 8 weeks. You will be shown how to wear and remove your aligners. If you want, you can be involved with your progress by requesting to view the “Clin-check” computer program, which will simulate how your teeth should be moving at each stage of your treatment.

What are some of the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is totally clear and virtually invisible, which is one of the more obvious benefits. This advantage attracts people who are aesthetically conscious about their looks, and want to improve their smile without having to wear traditional braces. Invisalign’s custom-fit aligners are thin and comfortable to wear – taking very little time for your lips and cheeks to get used to having them in your mouth. Your speech is not affected either, when you are wearing them. You can eat and drink anything you want; brush and floss as usual – because they are removable. Keeping your teeth cleaner, is another clear advantage of Invisalign, because they are removable - and that means less areas where plaque can accumulate.

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign:

Invisalign is not recommended for children with primary dentition (baby teeth), and it is not intended for every orthodontic problem. We recommend this revolutionary system to adults and responsible teens, wanting to improve their smiles. You may schedule an appointment for a complimentary Invisalign evaluation, to determine if you are a good candidate. Please call 818 980 5300 for your appointment with Dr. Mehdi Fotovat, our expert Premier Invisalign Provider.


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