Torrance Dental Center

General Dentists located in Torrance, CA

If you have crooked or gapped teeth or suffer from complications from a misaligned bite, the dentists at Torrance Dental Center in Torrance, California offer orthodontics to improve the alignment of your teeth, including the Invisalign® system. Dr. Sharareh Khoshbin is a certified Invisalign practitioner and specializes in correcting overbites, underbites, and other oral dysfunctions. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Invisalign Q & A

Torrance Dental Center

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-fit, removable aligners to move and straighten your teeth gradually. The clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces and are virtually unnoticeable.

Invisalign is ideal for teenagers and adults that want to enhance their smile without the discomfort and irritation of metal braces.

This system corrects several common dental issues that lead to periodontal disease and other health complications. Having straighter teeth also makes it easier to care for your teeth and gums more efficiently.

What conditions does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is an effective treatment method for correcting several mild to complex dental conditions:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Over-, under-, and crossbites

Dr. Khoshbin evaluates your teeth and discusses your desired results before recommending the Invisalign system. If she determines removable liners are a suitable treatment option, she creates a comprehensive treatment plan.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-molded plastic aligners that fit snuggly against your teeth. Dr. Khoshbin predicts the gradual horizontal and vertical shift of your teeth using 3D digital scanning technology. She orders your aligners based on the results of the scan and length of treatment time.

After receiving the aligners, you wear the first one for up to 22 hours each day, even while sleeping. You must change aligners weekly, or on the schedule Dr. Khoshbin recommends. You can easily remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth and when eating.

Dr. Khoshbin schedules regular checkups to monitor the movement of your teeth. Expect to see progress after the first several weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Unlike traditional braces, the clear aligners are nearly invisible and make it difficult for others to notice you’re wearing them.

Additional benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Faster results
  • Fewer follow-up visits
  • No pain or discomfort
  • Easy to remove and clean

For teenagers using the Invisalign system, there’s a built-in blue indicator dot to ensure teens change their aligners as recommended.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation, book online or call the office.