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All About Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign

Crooked teeth are difficult enough to fix as a child, but battling crowding and spacing issues as an adult is even worse. Yet only 35% of all American adults have well-aligned teeth, and at least 20% of adults need orthodontic treatment.


If you count yourself among the adults who need to fix crooked, misaligned teeth, you don’t even have to speak the word “braces”. Invisalign offers a comfortable, embarrassment-free orthodontic alternative.


By straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you can enjoy quick, easy results without any obvious signs of ongoing treatment. It’s no wonder that the 2.5 million patients who have used Invisalign give it a 96% satisfaction rating.

Why Do I Need to Fix My Misaligned Teeth?

Most people assume that the worst side effect of crooked teeth is the embarrassment they feel when they smile. But misaligned teeth are also extremely dangerous to your oral health and overall wellness!


Common misalignment issues like crowding, spacing, and poor bite make it difficult to remove plaque from certain areas. If that plaque isn’t properly brushed and flossed away, it has the chance to spread and trigger gum inflammation and tooth decay. This eventually turns into gingivitis, the early stages of gum disease.


Gum disease is uncomfortable and extremely dangerous. Left untreated, it causes bleeding, severe infection, bone loss, and tooth loss. So the choice is yours: start straightening your teeth with Invisalign today, or pay tens of thousands of dollars for future gum disease treatment and dental reconstruction.

What is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

Invisalign is an innovative teeth alignment system that uses a series of flexible plastic aligners to shift your teeth into their proper positions. The FDA-approved aligners are thin and clear, so they fit snugly over your teeth without causing any obvious changes to your appearance.


In order to begin the Invisalign treatment process, you’ll work with Dr. Pakiz to create a digital treatment plan that demonstrates the exact movement of your teeth as they adjust into their appropriate positions. Once the plan is set, you’ll receive a customized set of clear aligners designed with advanced SmartTrack® thermoplastic material. The aligners work in a specific order to gently shift and push your teeth into an attractive and straight arrangement.


You can expect to swap one aligner for the next every 1 to 2 weeks as long as you wear each set for 20 to 22 hours per day. It’s okay to take out your Invisalign aligners when you brush, floss, eat, and drink, as long as you wear them at all other times. With just a bit of effort, you’ll experience a strategic step-by-step transformation until you reach your beautiful new smile.

Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign: Is It Right For Me?

Invisalign is a great solution for most teenagers and adults seeking an alternative to braces. If you’re determined to repair the appearance of your smile without any signs of metal braces and dental cement, Invisalign is definitely the right alternative to consider.


Since Invisalign uses advanced technology proven to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening bit issues, whether simple or complex, chances are that you can improve your smile using these invisible aligners.

How Fast Does Invisalign Work?

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign is known to work rapidly by straightening your teeth in the most efficient way possible. The average treatment time is only 12 to 18 months, though you may even start to notice results in just weeks. Of course, every case is different, so only a dentist like Dr. Pakiz can determine your exact treatment protocol based upon your mouth’s specific condition and needs.

What Are the Biggest Benefits of Using Invisalign?

Invisalign is a comfortable, versatile, and effective treatment that helps teens and adults alike straighten their teeth without any of the embarrassment or pain common with standard metal braces. You can expect to enjoy the following benefits when you start straightening your teeth with Invisalign.

No Embarrassment: Aligners Are Invisible

Invisalign is best known for its completely clear, undetectable appearance. You can rest easy known your Invisalign aligners are so thin and clear that nobody will notice you’re even wearing them. That’s certainly not the case with traditional braces!


You can also remove your aligners whenever you eat, drink, brush, and floss to make those tasks easier and more enjoyable. It’s even possible to remove your Invisalign trays for special events like weddings, job interviews, and playing sports. As long as you wear them for a total of 20-22 hours a day, you’ll enjoy maximum results.

Faster Results with Less Pain

No teeth straightening procedure is completely painless, since shifting your teeth within your gums is bound to cause an uncomfortable sensation. However, Invisalign creates such a gentle shifting motion that you should only experience a slight, subtle discomfort, compared to the intense pain often caused by harsh metal braces.


The slight discomfort you feel during the first few weeks is a good sign that your aligners are doing their job! You’ll quickly adjust to this pressure and enjoy the remainder of the Invisalign process virtually pain-free.

Time-Tested and Proven to Be Safe

Invisalign aligners are designed to be 100% free of BPA, BPA, latex, and gluten. They’re also FDA-approved, so you can trust their safety and quality.


The plastic material used to create your Invisalign trays are made of medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. In other words, they’re formed with a material that has a long history of safe use inside the human body. It’s been FDA-approved for use in Invisalign aligners since 1998, so you have more than two decades of proof that this is a reliable treatment option.

Where Can I Get Started With Invisalign?

Dr. Steven Pakiz and his team have been helping the residents of Long Beach achieve straighter, brighter smiles since 1993. Dr. Pakiz is an Invisalign expert with the training and experience necessary to help you achieve the best results.


All you need to do is schedule your complimentary Invisalign consultation with Dr. Pakiz and ask about his limited-time special to receive $500 off your full Invisalign treatment. Call (562) 850-1541 to learn more and schedule your first appointment today. Straighter teeth can be yours in just months!