Teeth Straightening with Invisalign in Torrance, CA
Dr. Steven K. Okamoto offers Invisalign® in Torrance, CA as an effective solution to a wide array of orthodontic issues, from malocclusion to teeth misalignment, with minimal impact on the way you live your daily life. Invisalign® straightens teeth with a series of clear plastic trays that are custom made for your smile and nearly invisible. You can achieve a beautiful smile, better oral health, and increased bite function without the dramatic look and discomfort of traditional metal braces.
If you could straighten your teeth and solve your oral health issues without metal brackets and wires, why wouldn’t you?
Compare Invisalign® to Metal Braces
Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean, affect bite functionality, and contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. You may be also less confident in your appearance and afraid to smile in social situations. Your options for straightening teeth to correct these issues, however, often come down to clear orthodontic aligners or traditional metal braces. Compared to metal braces, Invisalign® is:
• Smooth, to avoid irritating the inside of your mouth
• Convenient – avoid multiple dental office visits to adjust wires
• Easy to clean and keep free of debris
Unlike braces, Invisialign® offers patients the option to improve their smiles with ease. Invisalign® uses a series of smooth, plastic trays that can be taken out during meals and are nearly invisible. For professional adults and teenage patients, the ability to inconspicuously straighten teeth is a welcome solution. The treatment is convenient and adapts to your lifestyle.
Clear Braces: Cost and Treatment
Invisalign® can treat many complicated orthodontic issues that braces are often recommended to correct, such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, malocclusion overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite – all with greater convenience and comfort for the wearer.
Many patients are surprised to learn that Invisalign® costs are, on average, the same as traditional braces. The national average cost for Invisalign® is $5,000. Dr. Okotomoto’s office is within that range for services, depending on course of treatment. Because dental coverage varies from policy to policy, you should speak with your insurance provider for more information. In general, if a patient has orthodontic benefits, Invisalign® should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
Invisalign® in Torrance with Drs. Okamoto
During your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Okamoto will map out your treatment plan and take impressions to be sent to Invisalign® for the production of your alignment trays. Dr. Okamoto will be able to show you a virtual model of how your teeth will move during treatment – an exciting opportunity for patients to see what their smile will look like after treatment is complete.
Please feel free to ask any questions regarding Invisalign® and if you could be a possible candidate. We look forward to treating you! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Okamoto to discuss your Invisalign® options, contact us or use our online appointment request form.