The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss clear braces in the Torrance CA area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jamie Mellert Houck.
Are you confident in your smile? A smile is often the first form or communication between people and can reveal a lot about a person. Eighty percent of us suffer from some level of malocclusion or crowding that not only leaves us embarrassed to smile, but often results in decay, bone loss, and ultimately tooth loss. Dr. Houck believes every person should have a healthy smile that they are confident in. She is grateful for the role she plays in the life changing treatment of straightening teeth and giving patient’s a level of confidence they never knew was possible.
Invisalign Treatment with Dr. Houck
Dr. Houck is a Top Trained Invisalign doctor and serves on the Board of Directors on the American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA) and is the President of an Invisalign Reingage Class. Straightening teeth through the use of clear aligners has allowed Dr. Houck to give patients life-changing confidence in their smile. Aligning teeth in the proper positioning allows for proper function to prevent long term damage like chipping of teeth and even TMJ problems. It is a treatment for both dental health as well as esthetics.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners which allow you to smile without others knowing you are going though orthodontic treatment. Dr. Houck plans each Invisalign case specific to the individual goals of the patient using the most advanced computerized technology. She is even able to show her patient’s the treatment outcome before they commit to treatment. Treatment time for Invisalign is typically much quicker than braces. Most of Dr. Houck’s treatments take around six months depending on the complexity of the case.
Patient’s can brush and floss normally and eat or drink whatever they would like while in Invisalign treatment. Age is not a limiting factor to straitening teeth through Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is perfect for busy adults who want a healthier, more attractive smile without pain or a lot of time in a dental office. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, give our office a call for a courtesy consultation (310) 543-1234.
- Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Mellert, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Mellert Houck expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Mellert, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Mellert Houck has prescribed.
- You’ll visit Dr. Dr. Mellert, Dr. Brown, or Dr. Mellert Houck about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.