James I. Hernandez, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Beverly Grove & Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
If you’re looking for a comfortable, convenient, and effective system for straightening your teeth, then clear braces are for you. At his private practice in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, James I. Hernandez, DDS, helps his patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles with state-of-the-art clear braces. If you’re interested in learning more about what clear braces can do for your oral health and appearance, schedule a visit with Dr. Hernandez today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
Clear Braces Q&A
What are clear braces?
Clear braces are a modern orthodontic system that can straighten your smile with an unparalleled degree of comfort, convenience, and flexibility.
Dr. Hernandez designs your clear braces from an impression of your mouth and uses state-of-the-art computer technology to design your treatment plan. The result is a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly on your teeth to gradually shift them into alignment.
You wear your aligners as often as possible: between 20-22 hours every day. After two weeks of consistent use, your teeth will have shifted slightly, and you can move on to the next set of aligners in your series. By the time you finish your treatment, you’ll have a straight and healthy smile that you can maintain with a custom-built retainer.
Are clear braces effective?
When it comes to correcting mild to moderate alignment problems, clear braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces. They even operate by the same basic process: exerting a small amount of pressure to gently push your teeth into a better position in your mouth.
What makes clear braces unique?
Clear braces are a revolutionary technology with several advantages compared to traditional metal braces, including:
When you straighten your teeth with traditional metal braces, you have to avoid certain foods and use special tools to keep your teeth clean during your treatment. Clear braces, on the other hand, are removable, so you have more freedom and flexibility when it comes to eating and drinking, and you can brush and floss just like you normally would.
Traditional metal braces require more frequent appointments with your orthodontist since the complex wires and brackets need to be regularly tightened by a professional. With clear braces, you only need to check in once every six weeks, saving you time and energy.
Clear braces are made from a high-quality thermoplastic material that is soft and comfortable. Unlike the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces, your clear braces won’t tear up the inside of your mouth.
Your clear braces are virtually invisible. This means that you don’t have to endure the mouthful-of-metal like you would with traditional braces.
To find out more about how Dr. Hernandez can straighten your smile with clear braces, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.