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Invisalign®

What does your smile say about you?… Whether we like it or not, our smile tells others a lot about us – the good and the bad. Eighty percent of us suffer from some level of malocclusion or crowding that not only leaves us embarrassed to smile, but often results in decay, bone loss, and ultimately tooth loss.

At Shoreline Dental Studio we understand the importance and confidence of healthy, beautiful and straight teeth. As one of the only Invisalign® Premier Gold Providers in South Orange County, Drs. Ritzau and Livingston are qualified to help you attain the beautiful, healthy smile of your dreams with adult and teen orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Both Drs are hightly trained in advanced Invisalign techniques, are members of international Invisalign Study Clubs, and can offer Accelerated Orthodontic options. In addition, Dr Ritzau serves on the Board of the American Academy of Clear Aligners.

The Process

Forget everything you’ve heard about teeth straightening. Invisalign lets you get the smile you always wanted without bands, brackets, or wires in less time.

A clear alternative

By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks or in as little as 7- 5 days with our acceleration treatment, and your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have moved to the final position Dr. Ritzau or Dr Livingston has prescribed. Comfortable to wear, the aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual. 

Less treatment time

Start by coming in for a comprehensive evaluation by one of our dentists. Using a digital scanner (no goopy impressions here), they will use Invisalign’s advanced 3-D computer-imagining technology to depict your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.

A typical Invisalign case takes about a year from start to finish. However, our dentists are specially trained in Propel accelerated orthodontics which can shorten your time in Invisalign by 50% with this exciting technology. You’ll see us every 4-8 weeks to check your progress. Every few visits, you’ll be given additional aligners to continue your treatment.

Invisible. And comfortable

Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution. So you won’t draw undue attention to your mouth while in treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. Comfortable to wear, our aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual.

Is Invisalign for me?

Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign is the solution of choice. It’s successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. With straight teeth you will have a correct bite which in is the answer for longevity, health and beauty of an enduring smile.

Invisalign Advantage

  • Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
  • Invisalign’s clear aligners provide added benefits of self-confidence, comfort and improved dental hygiene.
  • Invisalign fits seamlessly in with any lifestyle. The clear aligners are virtually invisible. No one will notice you are wearing them.
  • Invisalign does not use brackets or wires that can irritate your mouth. You will also experience shorter appointments with your dentist, because treatment does not require metal or wire adjustments.
  • You can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, floss and even whiten teeth if desired!

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign prevents future consequences of malocclusion (bad Bite) such as, recession, decay, bone loss and excessive tooth wear.

Propel Accelerated Orthodontics

Patients number one concern before starting orthodontic treatment is how long will it take. Today, many adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance their social, psychological and overall health in their lives. However, most adult patients do not want orthodontic treatment for an extended period of time.

Accelerated orthodontics is an advanced treatment option that can accomplish the same goals as traditional orthodontics in much less time. The main advantage of accelerated orthodontics is speed. With traditional orthodontics, patients may need to wear braces for two to four years, or clear aligners for 12 months, but with accelerated orthodontics the time is reduced by as much as 50%. In fact, most of our accelerated cases finish in 3-5 months!

The dentists at Shoreline Dental Studio offers PROPEL®, an advanced orthodontic technique that works with your Invisalign aligners to accelerate your orthodontic treatment. PROPEL®  uses your own biology to stimulate the bone surrounding your teeth; helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position so we can reveal your new smile faster.  PROPEL is completed in our office in minutes and does not require any invasive surgical procedures. Additionally, PROPEL treatment yields very little discomfort to you and there is zero recovery time so you will be able to immediately return to your normal daily routine.

If you’ve always been bothered by crooked teeth or have problems with biting and chewing, but didn’t want to commit to wearing braces, accelerated orthodontics may be the answer as it will significantly shorten the treatment time of your Invisalign or braces.

To find out if PROPEL® is right for you please contact us to schedule a consultation here.