Invisalign Specialist

Westside Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA

Crooked teeth can diminish your self-confidence and make cleaning between your teeth difficult. If you seek straighter teeth to perfect your smile, father-daughter team Charles Wood, DDS, and Jennifer Wood, DDS, at Westside Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, can help. They offer Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your bite without bulky brackets or wires. Request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary system that uses a series of clear aligners to gradually straighten crooked teeth over time without wires or brackets. Invisalign aligners fit over the top of your teeth, slowly shifting them into proper alignment. The aligners are made of flexible, FDA-approved SmartTrack® material that’s free from BPS, BPA, gluten, and latex.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

You can reap numerous benefits by choosing Invisalign at Westside Dentistry, including:

  • No brackets or wires
  • Straighter teeth
  • No more gaps 
  • Less teeth crowding
  • A more symmetrical smile
  • Easier teeth cleaning
  • A better bite
  • More self-confidence

Invisalign is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that can produce dramatic, aesthetically pleasing results.

Is Invisalign right for me?

To determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, the Westside Dentistry team reviews your medical and dental history and examines your teeth and gums. They map out a digital treatment plan, allowing you to view the end result of Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is beneficial for adults and teenagers looking to improve their smiles.

What should I expect during Invisalign treatment?

If you and your dentist determine Invisalign treatment is right for you, they digitally scan your teeth so a lab can create custom aligners tailored just for you. When the aligners are ready, you can begin wearing them 20-22 hours daily. Switch to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks as directed by your dentist until treatment is complete.

While you might notice results after just a few weeks, average Invisalign treatments last about 12-18 months. Care for your aligners by using the Invisalign Cleaning System available at Westside Dentistry, or online, or you can brush the aligners with toothpaste and a toothbrush. Rinse them in lukewarm water but never expose them to hot water, as doing so can warp the plastic.

What happens after treatment is complete?

After Invisalign treatment is complete, wearing a retainer helps prevent your teeth from gradually shifting out of their ideal alignment. Your dentist might recommend you wear a clear retainer during certain times of the day or at night when you sleep.

Don’t live with crooked teeth that make you feel less than confident about your smile. Book an Invisalign consultation with Westside Dentistry by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.