Invisalign Mission Viejo
Your Journey to a Confident Smile Starts Today
At Family Tree Orthodontics we believe that everyone (YOU INCLUDED) deserves a smile they can be proud of. Getting the smile you deserve shouldn’t be painful, awkward or embarrassing, and now with Invisalign, it doesn’t have to be!
Our Invisalign treatments are helping Mission Viejo area residents take back control of their oral health and appearance, even as adults. Let us help you restore your smile and straighten your pearly whites, quickly, reliably and affordably.
Did we mention it's also discreet?
Mission Viejo Invisalign
As an orthodontic specialist, Sheila Luwiharto DDS MS has dedicated her life and career to her passion; helping Mission Viejo residents get the smile and confidence they deserve to show off those pearly whites at every opportunity.
From teens to adults, Sheila and her team of dental professionals have helped countless patients get the help they need, using innovative dental technologies that offer a discreet and effective solution to misaligned or crooked teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign represents the leading edge of orthodontic technology, straightening teeth without the need for painful, uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces.
Often the preferred orthodontic treatment for teens and adults, Invisalign utilizes sets of custom-made, nearly invisible clear retainers. These retainers are removable, and gently aid in shifting the teeth into their optimal position over time. This gradual progression aids in increased comfort throughout the treatment, and the removable molds make eating all of your favorite foods a breeze.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Many patients considering orthodontic treatment in Mission Viejo have questions about how Invisalign works. We’re here to help.
Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear custom retainers, with each set made to uniquely fit the patient and to help them achieve their goals. Each retainer is worn between 20-22 hours per day, and removed when eating.
3D imaging aids in the creation of each set of retainers. Every set is adjusted as necessary based on progress. Best of all, our unique technology enables you to actually see what the end result will look like as your teeth shift into position.
Although results can be noticeable within weeks, typically between 20-50 sets of retainer trays are needed over a treatment plan lasting between 9-18 months.
What is the Process of Getting Invisalign Like?
Evaluation – at this stage your orthodontist will perform an evaluation of your teeth, mouth and gums, as well as your dental history to determine if Invisalign is a good fit.
3D imaging provides the blueprint to create a custom set of clear retainer trays.
Patients will wear the clear retainers as prescribed for a period of a few weeks, after which a follow up will be scheduled to assess comfort and progress.
Subsequent appointments will take place every few weeks for new fittings and a new set of aligner trays
These trays will be worn until the desired result is achieved, typically between 9-18 months.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to See Results?
While traditional metal braces can take upwards of two years to see the final results, Invisalign is capable of producing similar or even better results in nearly half the time (in some cases).
These clear aligners begin to work immediately, with improvements that can be seen within weeks. However, the end results and final goal typically takes between 9-18 months to achieve. Every patient in Mission Viejo is unique, and results may vary (shorter or longer) depending on their situation.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers several benefits as compared to traditional braces. Let’s take a closer look at why so many patients prefer Invisalign over other (outdated) options.
Comfort: Anyone in Mission Viejo who has experienced metal braces (or knows someone who has), understands just how uncomfortable, and often outright painful they can be. Invisalign, by contrast, is made from a gentle soft, bio and eco-friendly material that is much more comfortable to wear and causes little to no discomfort once you get used to them.
No Metal Wires: Metal wires and tightening metal wires can be painful. Not to mention food can get trapped in and around them. Invisalign uses no metal at all, and there are no wires to tighten. Instead, each tray gently applies pressure to shift teeth into position. Once that tray has worn out its welcome, the next tray in the series is used to continue further progress.
Can Be Taken Out to Eat: Unlike traditional orthodontics, Invisalign can be removed to eat, when brushing teeth, and even for special occasions.
Fast Results: Traditional orthodontic options can take upwards of two years to achieve final results, whereas Invisalign can often achieve those same results in as little as 9 months.
Precise Monitoring: Invisalign’s unique technology enables you and your orthodontist to visually see and track the progression of your teeth into position, enabling them to make any minor changes necessary along the way.
Discretion: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them a discreet option for teens and adults who might be self-conscious about a ‘mouth full of metal’.
Are You Ready for a Healthier Straighter Smile?
DO you live in or around the Mission Viejo area? Are you unhappy with your smile and suffering with crooked or misaligned teeth? Let us help. Our caring and compassionate dental team would love to learn more about your goals and to see if Invisalign might be the solution you’ve been looking for.