Invisalign® Treatment in Anaheim

Get a beautiful smile with Invisalign® treatment at First Dental Care

Invisalign® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer at First Dental Care. We know that having straighter teeth can make our patients happy and more confident. Dr. Douglas Kim can help you achieve the smile that you desire with the help of Invisalign®. He will work with you to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. Once Dr. Kim determines that you are a perfect candidate for Invisalign®, he will develop a custom treatment plan for you.

If you are interested in getting Invisalign treatment in Anaheim, call us at (714) 527-5656 to book a free consultation with Dr. Kim.

Invisalign Clear Aligners for Crooked Teeth from Dentist in Anaheim, CA

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a cosmetic dental treatment designed to straighten misaligned teeth without the use of typical braces. It’s made of a series of clear plastic trays that fit closely around your teeth. Invisalign® is the invisible way to slowly shift misaligned teeth into proper alignment. At the end of the treatment, you can have straight teeth that you’ve always wanted.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign®?

Most patients who want to have straighter teeth are good candidates for Invisalign®. It can treat mild to complex cases. It’s best to schedule a consultation at our dental office to see whether Invisalign® is right for you.

Here are common dental issues that Invisalign® can fix:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Crossbites (upper teeth on sides of mouth overlap lower row of teeth or vice versa)
  • Openbites ( some of the teeth do not touch the teeth on the opposite jaw)
  • Wide gaps in teeth
  • Mild overbites (top row of teeth reach down over bottom teeth)
  • Mild underbites (bottom row of teeth reach up over the top row)

Invisalign® works well for less severe dental issues. Invisalign® is not recommended for severe cases. A patient with an extreme overbite cannot benefit from Invisalign, because in this case crooked teeth is not the only problem. The jaw needs to be shifted. Invisalign can straighten crooked teeth but cannot shift a person’s jaw.

What should I expect during my Invisalign treatment?

Once Dr. Kim is able to determine that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners at your consultation, Dr. Kim will build a custom plan for you. The process begins by taking photographs of your teeth and face, digital x-rays, and a digital scan of your teeth using the iTero® scanner. These records will be sent to Invisalign® to create your custom-made aligners. The waiting time for aligners to arrive is about 4-5 weeks. Once we receive your Invisalign® clear aligners, we can start your smile transformation!

What are the instructions for wearing Invisalign® clear aligners?

You are to wear your Invisalign® clear aligners for about 22 hours a day during the course of your treatment. Doing so helps your teeth move to their final position for that set of tray. You can remove your clear aligners when you’re:

  • Eating
  • Chewing gum
  • Drinking anything other than water
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth

How long does it take to see results from Invisalign®?

The treatment can be completed in as little as 6 months or in some cases, 12-18 months. Your Invisalign® treatment may vary depending on your needs.

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