About Invisalign

Have you thought about straightening your teeth but fear traditional orthodontics like metal braces that take too long, cost too much, or will negatively affect your lifestyle? Forget these misconceptions and discover the clear alternative to braces with Invisalign — they’re effective, comfortable, and virtually invisible.

Invisalign is one of the top teeth straightening systems for kids, teens, and adults, using customized plastic trays that gradually move teeth for the perfect smile.

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Why Choose Invisalign?

Here are just a few reasons why our patients love Invisalign:

  • Effective — Clear aligners are one of the top orthodontic treatments for a straight smile.
  • Convenient — We make treatment simple with a clear plan from day one and less in-office visits.
  • Affordable — They’re similar in cost to braces, and some insurances provide coverage.
  • Discreet — With custom-fit, transparent aligners, nobody has to know you’re wearing them.
  • Removable — Easily take out your trays for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
  • Nonrestrictive — Invisalign gives you the freedom to live your life unrestricted and won’t slow you down.

How Invisalign Works

After an initial consultation at Beach Cities Orthodontics in Torrance, CA, we’ll map out your personalized treatment plan that’s convenient and easy to maintain.

  • Step 1 — Meet with us for a smile assessment where we’ll discuss your smile goals, take a 3D scan of your teeth, and create a treatment plan made just for your needs. Using digital technology, you can preview your new smile before beginning treatment.
  • Step 2 — Once your aligners are ready, you’ll come in for your first fitting to ensure your aligners are comfortable to wear. We’ll answer any additional questions and outline all expectations to ensure successful treatment. Wear your aligners day and night to straighten your teeth.
  • Step 3 — Follow your treatment plan and switch to a new set of aligners according to the plan. Wear Invisalign® with confidence while it gradually straightens your teeth and creates your dream smile.

Regular in-office visits are less frequent than with metal braces but are important for tracking progress. Based on your specific treatment plan, you’ll get a new set of trays at each visit.

We also offer Invisalign Virtual Care, designed to make your orthodontic journey as convenient and efficient as possible. With this innovative platform, you can share progress photos of your teeth using your smartphone, allowing us to monitor your treatment remotely. This means fewer in-office visits and more flexibility for you!

Invisalign For Kids

In recent years, Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment for adults and teens. However, children can also benefit from this innovative approach to early orthodontic intervention. At Beach Cities Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer Invisalign as a discreet and effective option for children who are in the early stages of dental development.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven1. This early assessment allows orthodontists to identify any issues with jaw growth or tooth development that might require intervention. Early treatment can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth, as well as correct harmful oral habits, thereby reducing the complexity of future orthodontic work.

Invisalign for kids, often referred to as Invisalign First, is designed specifically for younger patients with a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth. These clear aligners are custom-made using 3D imaging technology to fit snugly over a child’s teeth and gently move them into the desired position over time.

How Invisalign Works For Kids

After a comprehensive evaluation, if Invisalign is deemed suitable for your child, a treatment plan is created. This plan includes a series of aligners that your child will wear for about one to two weeks each before moving on to the next set. Each aligner is slightly different, progressively guiding the teeth into place.

Your child will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve the best results. Periodic check-ups at our office will ensure treatment is progressing as planned.

At Beach Cities Orthodontics, we understand that early orthodontic treatment can be a significant commitment for families. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and informative environment where parents and kids feel comfortable and engaged throughout the treatment process. Our team is always available to answer questions and provide guidance.

Early intervention with Invisalign for kids can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you believe your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. Let’s take the first step together towards a confident and beautiful smile for your child.

Invisalign For Teens

Adolescence is a pivotal time for personal and social development, and a confident smile can make all the difference. That’s where Invisalign Teen steps in — providing a modern, virtually invisible solution to straighten teeth without the brackets and wires of traditional braces. At our orthodontic practice, we are committed to helping teens achieve their best smiles with the least amount of disruption to their daily lives.

Invisalign Teen is a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made to fit each individual’s dental structure. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, each set of aligners is engineered to apply the right amount of pressure to gradually shift teeth into their correct positions.

Key Features Of Invisalign Teen

  • Customized — Aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and are specifically designed to accommodate growing mouths, including room for emerging teeth.
  • Discreet — The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, which means most people won’t even notice your teen is wearing them.
  • Removable — Aligners can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing, or for special occasions, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and enjoy all kinds of food.
  • Comfort — With no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign Teen reduces the risk of irritation to the mouth and gums.
  • Blue Dot Wear Indicator — Each aligner has a small blue dot wear indicator that fades with use, helping to ensure that teens wear their aligners enough to get the desired results.
  • Less Time In The Chair — Invisalign Teen requires fewer check-ups and adjustments than traditional braces, saving time for both parents and teenagers.

If you’re considering Invisalign Teen for your child, our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. We believe that every teenager deserves a smile they can be proud of, and with Invisalign Teen, we can make that happen while accommodating the unique needs of their active lives.

Contact us today to request an initial consultation, and let us help your teen begin the journey to a beautiful, straight smile with Invisalign Teen.

Invisalign For Adults

It’s never too late to enhance your confidence with a straighter smile, and Invisalign offers adults the perfect blend of convenience and discretion for orthodontic treatment. At our dental clinic, we understand that adults lead busy lives, and the thought of traditional metal braces can be off-putting. That’s why Invisalign is a popular choice amongst our adult patients — it provides an effective, nearly invisible solution to teeth alignment issues without the conspicuous nature of wires and brackets.

Our Process For Adults

Adults considering Invisalign will undergo a consultation to assess their dental needs. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Assessment — Our team utilizes digital scanning technology to create a 3D image of your teeth, which is then used to design a personalized treatment plan.
  2. Custom Aligners — From the 3D scan, a series of custom-made, BPA-free plastic aligners are produced to fit your teeth precisely.
  3. Wearing Your Aligners — You’ll wear each set of aligners for about 1-2 weeks, removing them only for eating and oral hygiene. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them into the desired position.
  4. Progress Monitoring — Periodic appointments will be scheduled to ensure your treatment is progressing as expected. These visits are brief, focusing on your progress and any necessary adjustments. We also offer Invisalign Virtual Care, so those with busier schedules can still enjoy the treatment process with fewer in-office visits.
  5. Duration — The total duration of Invisalign treatment for adults can range from as little as six months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case and how consistently the aligners are worn.

Invisalign for adults is not just about aesthetics but also about promoting better dental health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. It’s an investment in both your appearance and your long-term oral health.

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of Invisalign for adults, contact our office to book a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you start on the path to a straighter, healthier smile.