Invisalign® Clear Braces
A Straighter Smile with Modern, Clear Braces
Prior to any treatment, we utilize the latest Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) as a powerful diagnostic tool for accurate, strategic orthodontic planning. In just a few seconds, CBCT imaging captures the entire anatomy of your craniofacial region including the skeletal jaw, sinus, soft tissue, airway, and root position with greater magnification and precision.
In addition to CBCT technology, we use digital CAD-CAM scanning and high-resolution photography to create a virtual simulation of how clear, invisible braces can help you achieve a straighter smile. There is no need for messy, uncomfortable impressions. Everything is done digitally to ensure your treatment plan is precise, predictable, and custom fitted to your teeth.
Clinically Proven to Straighten Teeth
With over 15 years of successful treatments, Invisalign has been clinically proven to effectively straighten teeth with the use of custom-made clear aligner trays that gradually shift teeth into place without wires or brackets. Each aligner is worn for majority of the day, changed out approximately every 2 weeks, and carefully monitored for progress every 6-8 weeks. The treatment typically takes anywhere from 12-18 months to complete, depending on your orthodontic conditions and concerns.
Conditions Invisalign Can Treat
Here are some of the most common orthodontic concerns that Dr. Kim can fix with Invisalign:
Crooked or Crowded Teeth
Teeth crowding usually occurs due to inadequate space. Crooked teeth can be caused by premature loss of baby teeth, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, genetics, or relapse from previous orthodontic treatment.
An overbite occurs when the upper teeth are positioned “over” the lower teeth which can cause jaw pain including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), discomfort upon chewing, gum irritation, or wear on the lower teeth.
An underbite can cause stress on the lower teeth as well as jaw and joint problems.
Gaps or Spaces Between Teeth
Gaps in teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone, or when there are missing teeth causing adjacent teeth to shift. Spacing issues can lead to increased risk of gum disease.
This is when some teeth are unable to make contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. An open bite can cause poor or painful chewing as well as problems with the jaw joint.
A crossbite occurs when one or more of the upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can cause teeth wear, gum disease and bone loss.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Metal-Free, Comfortable and Aesthetically Pleasing. Invisalign aligners are made of BPA free medical grade plastic trays that are clear, light-weight, and barely noticeable. There are no metal brackets or wires, so they do not irritate your mouth, gums, or cheeks.
- No Food Restrictions. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign trays can be conveniently removed so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about them getting stuck in wires or brackets.
- Easy Hygiene and Minimal Maintenance. With Invisalign, you can easily brush, floss, and clean your teeth as you normally do with no wires or brackets getting in the way. The trays themselves can also be rinsed and cleaned.
If you have one of these conditions, or another issue that you don’t see above, please contact us to schedule your Invisalign consultation. Dr. Kim will evaluate your situation and create a custom plan that is just right for you.To make an appointment, call (714) 832-8000 or click here to request an appointment online.