Invisalign Santa Monica CA

Invisalign® An Overview

“I want to straighten my crooked teeth, but do not want the embarrassment or hassle of metal braces.”
invisalign dr dall'olmoInvisalign® is a discreet, effective and minimally invasive way to straighten teeth for teens and adults that will make little to no impact on their daily lives. Ideal for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, Invisalign can correct crooked teeth and malocclusion. Invisalign uses 3-D digital technology to specially design and fabricate a series of aligners. The series of aligners is worn in succession and comfortably and gradually realigns crooked teeth.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign has changed the way dentist straighten teeth. An effective alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment offers a range of added benefits.

  • Clear Aligners: The aligners are made of a clear plastic and are designed to fit securely to the surface of the teeth. The aligners are barely visible to other people and most people will not notice the aligners at all. When properly secured in the mouth, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Patients are able to perform professional and socially with out much interruption.
  • Provide Optimal Comfort: Made of a hard-soft plastic, Invisalign aligners cause less damage to the soft tissue and enamel of the teeth. The plastic is smooth and will not irritate or damage the gums the way metal brackets can. Because patients are able to perform their normal daily oral hygiene, patients also experience less color and enamel damage often associated with metal braces.
  • Removable Aligners: The removable aligners provide several advantages. Patients are able to remove the aligners for oral hygiene, and for eating. Patients are able to enjoy a diet with out restriction and can brush and floss normally. Teeth can also be cleaned professionally during the duration of the Invisalign treatment reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Invisalign can effectively and comfortably straighten crooked teeth. It is never too late to straighten crooked teeth. Patients enjoy a more confident and beautiful smile after treatment. They also enjoy the long term benefits of having a stable and secure oral foundation.

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I have had several AMAZING experiences with Doctor Fabrizio Dall'Olmo and his staff. They're all truly so wonderful, kind, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and just the BEST of the best. I have yet to encounter a group like this, so grateful…Jessica M.
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Invisalign® What to Expect

Invisalign is a discreet way for adult and teen patients to realign their teeth with out feeling self-conscious of wearing braces. Dr. Dall’Olmo will provide a thorough oral health analysis and consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign is for mild to moderate orthodontic concerns and is only used for patients it will benefit.

If more in-depth orthodontic treatment is necessary to properly restore the function and health to your bite, Dr. Dall’Olmo may refer you to a local orthodontist.

Dr. Dall’Olmo will use digital imaging to map your teeth and gums. These images will be used to design your custom series of aligners. The “blueprints” will be sent out to an Invisalign lab where they will be fabricated. Patients receive their aligner series with specific instructions for use in order to provide optimal results. Invisalign eliminates the need for extra visits to the dentist office for tightening.

The aligners are designed to be worn in about 2-week increments to gradually shift teeth into alignment. Aligners are worn for about the duration of 1 year, although exact length of treatment will be dependent on the personal orthodontic needs of each patient and will be determined by your dentist.

In addition to offering Invisalign clear braces, Dr. Dall’Olmo provides numerous dental services in Santa Monica, California.

Invisalign® FAQs

What can I expect in my first consultation before undergoing an Invisalign treatment?

During the first consultation, your dentist will discuss your teeth and straightening objectives and inspect your oral health to assess your requirements. Your dentist may also suggest scheduling a dental exam and a dental cleaning process to ensure that your teeth and gums are in optimal condition to minimize unnecessary risks.

Is Invisalign the appropriate therapy for me?

The ideal candidates for Invisalign treatment are those with relatively straightforward crowding or biting conditions. Since these aligners are transparent, they are an option for anyone who might feel self-conscious wearing conventional braces.

How often should I remove my Invisalign trays?

There is no fixed period for wearing Invisalign, and the time varies from person to person depending on specific oral conditions. However, dentists usually recommend wearing them for 6-12 months for less than 20-22 hours daily.

What is the best way to clean my aligners?

The most effective method for cleaning your aligners is brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water while using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. Before reinserting your aligners after each meal, brush and floss your teeth to maintain proper oral hygiene.

Are braces as efficient as Invisalign?

Both Invisalign and braces can be used to attain a beautiful smile. Invisalign is an excellent option for moderately crowded teeth. Braces, on the other hand, provide a significant transition with misaligned teeth.

Is Invisalign painful?

No. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t cause pain. Nevertheless, individuals using it for the first time might feel mild discomfort due to the pressure exerted on the teeth and gums.