As a top-ranked dentist in the Encino, CA, area, Dr. Zhitnitsky is trained in the use of Invisalign, the removable orthodontic system that's comfortable and nearly invisible while it's being worn. Invisalign alignment systems are available for both adult and teen patients.
Invisalign® is a very popular system for straightening teeth that uses clear plastic tray-shaped aligners to move teeth into their correct positions. Invisalign® is popular because the trays are almost invisible while being worn, plus they can be removed while eating or brushing and flossing, so there are no dietary restrictions and it's much easier to care for your teeth during treatment. The plastic aligners are also smooth, so there's no risk of irritation as with metal braces.
Treatment begins with an impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where it's scanned into a computer. Using a special program, lab technicians will create a series of three-dimensional models of your mouth that demonstrate how your teeth need to move during treatment. Then those models will be used to create your aligners. About every two weeks, you'll swap your aligner for the next one in the sequence. Most patients can complete treatment in less than two years.
Most patients need to be seen every six weeks to ensure their treatment remains on track. Plus, you'll still have regular six-month checkups with cleanings throughout your treatment to ensure your teeth and gums are in optimal health.
While Invisalign® is a great choice for many people, it's not ideal for every type of alignment or occlusion issue. To determine if Invisalign® is right for you, you'll need to have your teeth and your bite evaluated. Once your evaluation is complete, you'll learn more about Invisalign® or about other types of orthodontic treatment that would be a better choice to help you get the smile you want.
We accept all major PPO insurance plans. For more information, please give the office a call.
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