Invisalign® Specialist

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Newport Beach Dentistry

Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Ryan Foroutan, DDS, has special training in the Invisalign® treatment system, enabling people of all ages from throughout the Newport Beach, California, area to enjoy straighter, healthier, more attractive smiles. To get the perfect smile without a mouth full of braces, call Newport Beach Dentistry or use the convenient online booking system.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that can be used in place of traditional metal braces for many patients who have alignment issues, including:

  • overbites
  • underbites
  • cross bites
  • gaps between teeth
  • overcrowding

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners worn in a specific sequence to guide teeth into their correct positions over time.

Is Invisalign better than traditional braces?

That's largely a matter of personal preference. Many patients prefer Invisalign because the clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible while they're being worn, and they're also smooth so they don't irritate the lips and gums.

Plus, the aligners can be removed to make it easier to brush and floss teeth during treatment, and they can also be removed for eating, so there are no dietary restrictions.

What if my child still has a few baby teeth? Can they still have Invisalign®?

Yes, Invisalign® Teen was developed with special removable “inserts” to accommodate emerging adult teeth, so even if your child still has one or two baby teeth, they can still undergo treatment.

How can I tell if Invisalign® is a good choice for my child?

The best way to determine if Invisalign® is a good choice is to schedule an evaluation at our office so your child's teeth and jaws can be assessed and you can discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

What happens during treatment?

If your evaluation indicates Invisalign® is a good option, treatment will begin with impressions and measurements of your teeth and mouth, which will provide important information when the aligners are created.

The impressions and measurements will be sent to a special lab where a computer will use the information to create a series of three-dimensional models that show how your teeth will need to move over time.

Then those models will be used to create your series of custom-fit aligners. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks before being exchanged for the next one in the series.

During treatment, you will need to be seen in our office about once every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing, with most treatments taking about 18 months, more or less.