Invisalign FAQ | Invisalign Center of Long Beach

Invisalign FAQ

How Can an Orthodontist Help Me?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who possesses 2-3 years of additional training and expertise in areas such as teeth alignment, jaw structure, and biting functions. These specialists can provide effective treatments that are especially designed to improve your facial profile and smile.

How long does Invisalign Treatment take?

Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from 15 to 21 months. Actual treatment time can be affected by patient compliance and amount of aligner wear. Treatment length is also affected by a person’s growth potential and the severity of the necessary correction. Maintaining good oral hygiene and regular orthodontic appointments are important in keeping your treatment plan on schedule.

How does Orthodontic Treatment work?

Orthodontics FAQ

Braces and Invisalign use steady, gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. With braces, the main components are the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the wire that connects them. When the wire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape, and therefore, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new, more ideal positions. With Invisalign, tooth-colored attachments are placed on your teeth, and every two weeks, you will wear a new plastic aligner. Each advancing aligner is different, so pressure is applied to your teeth and the attachments to cause tooth movement of no more than 0.25mm for every set of aligners.

How will Braces affect my daily activities?

Braces will minimally affect your daily life, however, please let us know if you play a contact sport or a wind instrument before starting treatment. Mouthguards are recommended to protect your appliances from physical impact when you are playing a sport. For wind instrument musicians, special brackets can be placed on your teeth to minimize the amount of inconvenience.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign provides a convenient and virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth. The treatment involves the fabrication of transparent aligners that are comfortably fitted over your teeth. Our office utilizes the latest technology, such as 3-D computer imaging, to provide the most personalized experience for your unique smile. In addition, the flexibility of aligner use allows patients to remove them at any time if needed. By following your recommended Invisalign treatment plan, your teeth will straighten to create your dream smile.

What are best features of Invisalign?

Invisalign presents a clear and convenient option to transform your smile. The aligners are made of a transparent material that allows you to subtly straighten your teeth with minimal discomfort.
The defining feature of Invisalign is that it simply blends into your life with ease. There is no need to modify your daily activities or your dinner plate. You can continue to enjoy your regular lifestyle, dine on your favorite foods, and show off your smile to family and friends.


For additional information about braces or Invisalign, please contact our office. We proudly serve the communities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Downey, Bellflower, Cerritos and Los Alamitos.

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Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky are Long Beach Invisalign and orthodontics specialists that provide patients of all ages with complete Orthodontic care. Their services are provided to the communities of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, and Bellflower.
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