When kids have crooked teeth, metal braces are usually recommended to straighten them. As an adult patient of Shook Dental Care in San Pedro, CA, you have a very different orthodontic option available. Invisalign makes straightening your teeth possible without having to announce to the world that you are doing it.
Top San Pedro, CA dentist Dr. Shook will show you exactly what your new smile will look like using our Invisalign Outcome Simulator. Come in and talk to her about what Invisalign can do for your smile. Call 310-982-6333 to schedule your FREE consultation, and let’s start creating your healthy and beautiful smile together.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic method that will straighten your crooked smile without metal brackets and wires. Instead, you get a series of smooth plastic aligners (kind of like mouthguards) that gradually move your teeth into better positions.
No two smiles are the same, so no two Invisalign treatments will be exactly the same. Trusted San Pedro, CA dentist Dr. Shook will determine the number of aligners you get depending on your individual situation. You’ll wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day and then move to the next aligner in your series after two weeks. You will keep up this routine until you are finished with your series of dental aligners. That’s all that is standing between you and your new smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Dr. Shook believes in the effectiveness of Invisalign. Not only does this method straighten your teeth, but it also has several distinct advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments.
- Appearance – The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is appearance. Instead of a mouth full of metal braces, nothing looks like it’s there at all. The clear plastic is invisible to friends and colleagues alike.
- Comfort – The smooth plastic aligners won’t poke, pinch, or cut the inside of your mouth, leaving you with a dramatically more comfortable smile solution than metal braces.
- Convenience – Once metal braces are on, they are on until you finish treatment. That means you eat with them, brush and floss with them, and basically do everything with them on your teeth. Invisalign offers you the freedom to take off your aligners when you are eating and when you clean your teeth. That means no foods are off limits, and there is no need to change the way you brush your teeth.
- Treatment Time – Metal braces can take anywhere from two to three years to straighten your teeth. With Invisalign, that time is often cut in half. In fact, many patients at Shook Dental Care complete their treatment in as little as 12 months.
A Straighter Smile Can Be Yours at Shook Dental Care
Call our San Pedro, CA dentist office at 310-982-6333 to schedule your FREE consultation today. Our online form is another way to set up a time to visit us. Get the straighter smile you have been wanting in half the time of metal braces.