Invisalign and Orthodontics

For patients at Encino Dental, we offer orthodontic consultations and services to assist with correcting alignment and overcrowding. Here, our doctors can provide dental services such as traditional braces, Invisalign®, and more, all from our office in Encino, California.

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What happens during an orthodontic consultation?

Dr. Jamsheed uses orthodontic consultations to determine what course of action is needed to treat misalignment and overcrowding of the teeth. In most cases, x-rays are taken, and sometimes digital photos and 3D mapping. These special images help the dentist see exactly what is going on inside a person’s mouth and jawbone. This ensures that the best treatment is provided.

When the patient is getting braces, digital x-rays will be taken. A soft, plastic cheek retractor is placed in the patient’s mouth to get a clear image of the teeth. Orthodontists suggest that children get a consultation once they turn seven, although they may not need treatment right away or at all. Adults can also get a consultation to correct issues that were not addressed earlier.

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What are Invisalign® aligners?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic tool used to address misalignment and overcrowding without using conventional braces. The Invisalign® system’s aligners are made from clear, BPA-free plastic which has been approved for medicinal purposes. These aligners are very different from traditional metal braces. They are nearly invisible when worn and won’t irritate the cheeks and gums. The Invisalign® system uses impressions of the patient’s teeth to create personally made aligners. X-rays and 3D images are taken to gather the exact specifications needed to make the aligners. This information is given to a laboratory where the aligners are precisely constructed. Each set is made to gradually move teeth into place, and are changed every two weeks.

When will my braces be applied or my aligners provided?

Once the impressions and x-rays have been taken, an appointment will be set up where the braces will be applied to the teeth. In some cases, braces can be applied on the same day the images are taken. If Invisalign® aligners are chosen, it can take about four weeks for them to arrive from the dental lab. When they have come in, the orthodontist will arrange a visit with the patient to explain how to use and clean the aligners.

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