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Invisalign and the Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Based on his high number of successful cases, Dr. Solomon has been proudly recognized by Invisalign as one of Los Angeles’ premiere Invisalign providers. Invisalign is quickly growing in popularity as an alternative to braces for straightening teeth. It is great for patients of all ages- especially adults who are reluctant to wear braces, which can be obvious and embarrassing.

Most people are only aware of the aesthetic advantages of straight teeth, but there are also many health benefits that are often overlooked. Straight teeth have fewer corners where food and bacteria can get stuck or where plaque can accumulate. Thus, brushing and flossing will be more effective and there will be a lower chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, misaligned teeth can cause an improper bite or misaligned jaw. In the long run, this can overstress the jaw muscles and cause TMJ problems.

Invisalign straightens teeth “invisibly” using a series of clear, custom-made plastic aligners or molds for your teeth, which are changed every two weeks. The first mold will be of the original position of your teeth and the final mold will be the optimal, straight position of your teeth. There will be a series of molds in between the initial and final mold that will be worn to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign is great not only because the molds are clear and unnoticeable, but also because they are removable. Thus, Invisalign treatment does not interfere with normal brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking.

Get on your way to a new smile today! Call (310)475-5598 to schedule an appointment or personal consultation with Dr. Solomon.