A smile makeover can be defined as a procedure or series of procedures that is designed to give you the smile of your dreams. In many instances, Invisalign is used as part of a smile makeover.
In many cases, it is first necessary to straighten the teeth of a patient before they are able to benefit from other cosmetic dental procedures. Take veneers for instance. If you place veneers on crooked teeth, you will be left with a mouth of crooked porcelain. Even something like teeth whitening requires straightening the teeth beforehand, or else the whitening will not appear as even. Any orthodontic treatment can be used to correct the tooth alignment in these patients, but many times Invisalign is the preferred choice. One of the reasons for this is that traditional metal braces sometimes have the tendency to stain teeth when the brackets are finally removed. Invisalign also allows patients to practice better oral hygiene. The aligners that are worn during treatment are removable, meaning that patients can brush and floss their teeth like normal. This allows patients to remove plaque and food particles that would otherwise be trapped by brackets and wires, possibly leading to tooth decay. The resultant tooth decay could lead to more procedures becoming necessary in order to achieve the smile makeover, making Invisalign a safer choice.
If you are interested in learning if Invisalign is right for your smile makeover needs, contact our expert in Invisalign in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.