Invisalign® Clear Teeth Straightening in Glendale and Pasadena, CA
No metal! No wires! Just beautiful, straight teeth!
Invisalign has a proven, 15-year track record of successful results with teeth straightening and adjusting bites. This modern approach to straightening teeth and correcting bite alignment uses plastic aligner trays that are comfortable and virtually invisible, rather than traditional sharp wires and clunky metal brackets.
Dr. Artin Meserkhani treats both teens and adults with Invisalign. He will begin by examining your teeth and bite (how the teeth come together) to ensure that Invisalign is the best choice for your individual case.
Advanced education and training
After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University, Dr. Meserkhani continued his education for several years at the University of Rochester, where he achieved certification in orthodontics. He continues to hone his skills with post-graduate education through prestigious orthodontic and dental organizations.
Friendly, experienced orthodontic care for all ages
Dr. Artin Meserkhani is passionate about orthodontics and helping patients of all ages achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. His philosophy is to provide outstanding orthodontic care in a positive environment.
An excellent communicator who listens carefully, Dr. Artin Meserkhani explains treatment options thoroughly and answers any questions you may have. He loves seeing his happy patients gain confidence with their straight new smile.
Straight Talk about Crooked Teeth
Watch this video to learn how crooked teeth are not just an aesthetic issue; they can lead to periodontal disease and adversely affect your overall health.
Advantages of Invisalign
The Invisalign teeth straightening procedure provides many advantage over traditional metal braces. Some of these include the following.
Oral health: You can remove the trays to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain good oral health.
They’re nearly invisible: Others may not even notice you’re wearing Invisalign clear aligner trays.
Important events: You don’t need to be memorialized in photos with a mouth full of metal – simply remove the trays.
You can eat what you want: Just pop out the trays when you want to order popcorn at the movies or bite into a juicy apple.
More comfortable: Smooth plastic trays don’t irritate teeth and gums as metal wires and rubber bands often do.
Less time in the chair: Dental visits are scheduled every six weeks, less often than visits with traditional braces.
How Invisalign works
The Invisalign process uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently shift your teeth into the correct position. This treatment takes approximately a year for adults, and for teens about the same amount of time as treatment with braces. Without wires and brackets obstructing your view of your teeth, you can see the positive changes as they occur!
Precise treatment planning
In addition to external photos and digital X-rays, Dr. Artin Meserkhani takes digital impressions of your teeth. Digital impressions are taken with a small handheld camera and eliminate the need for gooey, uncomfortable impression materials.
Custom aligners based on your treatment plan
Invisalign creates a series of custom-made, clear aligners following the treatment plan designed by Dr. Artin Meserkhani. These aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your gums like traditional metal braces often do.
It’s recommended to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours in a day. You can remove the aligners to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.
Gradually straightening your teeth
You’ll switch your aligners about every two weeks, with each new set advancing you to the next stage of the treatment. Dr. Artin Meserkhani likes to see you every four to six weeks so that he can keep an eye on your progress.
Invisalign Express offers a convenient, affordable, fast and effective way to straighten minor cases of crooked teeth in three months or less. This accelerated process uses five sets of aligner trays that are replaced approximately every two weeks and gradually shift the teeth in the same manner as the longer process.
Invisalign for Teens
Teen years are filled with important events such as graduations, proms and first dates – all of which are well documented. And who doesn’t snap and share a selfie once in a while? Teens can have their teeth straightened effectively with Invisalign Teen® clear, removable aligner trays once their adult teeth have erupted.
Invisalign Teen offers the same benefits as adult treatment, with a few added bonuses. Compliance tracking is built into the trays so that you, your teen and your dentist can check how often the trays are being worn. Six replacement trays are provided free of charge with Invisalign Teen, and like the adult treatment, Invisalign Teen aligner trays can be removed to eat, brush and floss.
Conditions Invisalign can correct
Invisalign treatment can fix a wide variety of problems with teeth and bite alignment. Mild cases of crooked teeth as well as much more difficult problems involving serious bite issues can be corrected with the clear plastic aligner trays.
Following are some of the main conditions Dr. Artin Meserkhani can correct with Invisalign.
Crowded teeth can be difficult to clean the teeth properly. Lack of proper oral care can promote tooth decay and cause a higher risk of gum disease.
An overbite can cause excessive wear on the lower teeth, gum irritations and can also cause jaw problems.
This occurs when the bottom teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth and can interfere with the normal function of front teeth and molars, and can lead to jaw problems.
Gaps in Teeth
Gaps can cause teeth to shift into the empty spaces and become loose because the dental arch is not as secure. Food and bacteria are easily trapped in gaps and increase the risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
An open bite can interfere with chewing and can cause speech impairment and jaw problems.
This is a symptom of jaw misalignment, which can cause worn-down teeth, gum disease or both.
To make an appointment, call (818) 242-4046 or click here to request an appointment online.