Invisalign® Specialist

If your teeth are crooked, but you don’t want to wear unsightly braces, Invisalign® aligners are a visually pleasing and comfortable alternative. Dr. Maryam Haeri Maybodi of Ocean Breeze Dental Spa in Laguna Niguel, California, offers personalized service to help patients straighten their teeth using the latest technology and procedures, including Invisalign aligners.

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Invisalign Q & A

by Maryam Haeri-Maybodi, DDS

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth using clear plastic aligners that put gentle pressure on your teeth, causing them to shift. These aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that’s patented by Invisalign. Patients choosing Invisalign receive a set of custom aligners, they wear for about 2 weeks per set. Each aligner is designed to change the position of the teeth just a little more, until they’re perfectly aligned. By following the timetable and changing the aligners as instructed, patients will notice their teeth shifting into a more natural position.

What benefits do Invisalign aligners provide?

Patients who choose Invisalign enjoy a number of benefits, including:

  • Virtually invisible teeth straightening
  • Less pain and discomfort as compared to traditional braces
  • Effective, long-lasting results
  • No metal brackets or wires in the mouth
  • Less time spent in the dentist office
  • Ability to chew and eat normally without fear of damaging braces
  • Improved oral hygiene as compared to traditional braces

These benefits have led millions of people to choose Invisalign for their teeth straightening needs.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

The length of Dr. Haeri Maybodi’s custom treatment plan will depend on the amount of straightening your teeth require. Most adults are able to complete their straightening procedures in 12 months or less.

How long are aligners worn?

Patients see the best results when they wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day. This means they can take their aligners out to eat, brush teeth, and floss.

Does Invisalign require the use of a retainer?

Using a retainer after an Invisalign treatment, will prevent your teeth from shifting back. Dr. Haeri Maybodi will help you determine if a retainer is right for your needs, and if so, which retainer to choose. Clear retainers are available to help patients continue to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign treatment. For more information contact Dr. Haeri Maybodi at Ocean Breeze Dental Spa in Laguna Niguel, California.


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