Invisalign® in Long Beach CA - John H. Cho, DDS
Offering the Convenience of Clear Braces at our Long Beach Dental Office
Dr. Cho is a certified preferred provider of Invisalign® in Long Beach. With this innovative teeth straightening treatment, we can offer patients an orthodontic alternative that is nearly invisible and comfortable to wear. If you are bothered by the appearance of your teeth and want to correct problematic alignment issues, but aren't thrilled about the idea of getting metal braces, consider the convenience and comfort of clear, removable braces.
Removable Braces for Better Dental Health and Aesthetics
Invisalign® utilizes clear, custom-fit aligner trays to straighten teeth gradually. The trays, which are plastic and removable, offer a comfortable alternative to the often irritating brackets and wires of metal braces. Perfect for teenagers as well as adults, these clear braces let you eat, drink and brush your teeth normally, without a mouth full of metal. Patient satisfaction with clear braces relates to how discreet treatment is and how the removable trays seamlessly integrate with their daily lives.
As Invisalign® is contoured to the shape of your teeth and is made from quality thermoplastic, the trays are nearly invisible. Though they are removable, the clear aligners are effective for treating the most common alignment problems that patients experience, such as correcting gapping and crowding of the teeth, as well as bite issues. With full patient compliance, Invisalign® can predictably provide the same results as metal braces.
Invisalign® in Long Beach with Dr. Cho
Our Invisalign® dentist conducts an assessment of patients’ teeth during their initial consultation with specialized 3-D imaging software that determines the number of position changes needed to properly straighten teeth. With this technology, patients are given the opportunity to see what their smiles will look like after treatment is complete.
The course of Invisalign® treatment runs between 6-18 months, depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth and the patient's willingness to wear the aligners for a full 22 hours a day. Transitions from one tray to the next in the series are accomplished simply and with fewer trips to the dentist’s office.
Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces: Cost and Coverage
Many patients are surprised to learn that Invisalign® costs are, on average, the same as traditional braces. The national average cost for Invisalign® is $5,000. Dr. Cho’s office is within that range for services, depending on course of treatment. Because dental coverage varies from policy to policy, you should speak with your insurance provider for more information. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign® should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
Please contact our Long Beach office if you are interested in learning more about straightening your teeth with Invisalign®.