Invisible Treatment

At Hom Orthodontics, we’ve got a perfect solution for treatment without braces — Invisalign.

Perfect For Modern Life

Have you always wanted to enhance your smile without drawing unwanted attention to your treatment? Or you’re concerned that braces will be too uncomfortable or hard to take care of?

Invisalign® offers a modern solution for patients in Manhattan Beach seeking an alternative to traditional braces. Using clear acrylic aligners, this treatment system straightens your teeth while maintaining comfort.

Without using wires or brackets, these nearly invisible clear aligners provide a comfortable orthodontic experience.

Whether you're navigating through various stages of life, our state-of-the-art treatment minimizes disruption to your daily routine while maximizing the impact on your appearance and self-confidence.

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, presenting a flexible option for teeth straightening and allowing you to eat, brush, and floss your teeth with ease.

Many patients find Invisalign notably more comfortable than metal braces and is a favorite among many of Dr. Hom's patients.

While being one of the most discreet orthodontic treatment options, Invisalign aligners are a preferred choice among image-conscious teens and adults in Manhattan Beach.

If you’re already self-conscious about your teeth, obviously you don’t want to draw even more attention to yourself. Designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, most people don’t even notice they’re being worn.

These aligners offer a clear view of your progress, serving as motivation throughout your treatment journey. Designed by Dr. Hom, these custom-made aligner trays are crafted from smooth, virtually invisible plastic, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.

Without metal brackets or wires, the aligners slowly move your teeth according to your personalized treatment plan. Simply switch to a new set of aligners around every two weeks.

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The Invisalign Process

To start Invisalign treatment, you'll visit our Manhattan Beach office, and Dr. Hom will examine your smile. Next, he’ll create a personalized plan based on X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth.

You'll get a series of aligner trays made from comfortable plastic and wear each set for about two weeks before moving on to the next one. They should be worn for 20-22 hours a day and can be removed when eating or drinking.

Since they’re customized for you, they‘re perfect for straightening your teeth. The length of your treatment will vary, but it typically takes 12 to 18 months. Regular check-ups with Dr. Hom are necessary to monitor progress and receive new aligners.

It’s easy to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine with Invisalign. You can simply take out your aligners, clean them, and carry on with your regular brushing routine.

Since the aligners are removable, you'll have to stick to the guidelines for wearing them throughout treatment to get the results you want. Dr. Hom will give you specific instructions, but you’ll need to wear them for 20-22 hours a day so they can properly straighten your teeth.

Difference Between Invisalign & Braces

Right from the start, you'll notice that Invisalign aligners are different from traditional braces. They're made of smooth plastic, without any irritating metal components. This means they won't bother your mouth like metal braces would.

With Invisalign, you can easily take out the aligners before brushing and flossing, and then put them back in afterward. This simple routine allows you to maintain good dental hygiene while we work on straightening your smile. For the best results, we recommend brushing thoroughly after every meal and flossing every night before bed.

Taking care of your aligners is also essential to keep the treatment plan on track. You can gently clean them with water and a soft toothbrush, or use special cleaning kits available for this purpose.

Here's another great perk of using Invisalign clear aligners—no food restrictions! Unlike braces, you don't have to avoid crunchy or chewy foods. Since you remove the aligners before eating, you're free to enjoy all your favorite foods without worry.

Cost of Invisalign

When Invisalign first came out and the techniques were new and relatively difficult, Invisalign was quite expensive. However, now you can expect to pay about as much as you would for a comparable course of treatment with braces.

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Is Invisalign Right for You?

While Invisalign is a fantastic treatment, it’s not for every patient in Manhattan Beach. Dr. Hom may recommend another course for some complex alignment or bite issues or for those with bridgework.

We’ll work together to find the right treatment solution at your free consultation. Schedule a free consultation at our Manhattan Beach office to learn if you're a candidate for Invisalign©.