Steven H. Charng, DDS

General Dentist located in Arcadia, CA

Fixing crooked teeth with clunky metal braces is often as inconvenient as it is uncomfortable. At UDental, Dr. Steven Charng offers Invisalign®, a practically invisible alignment system that quickly straightens your teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. To learn more about Invisalign, call or use the online messaging tool and set up a consultation at Dr. Charng’s Arcadia, California office.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® aligners are made from thermoplastic material and look similar to whitening trays. They're customized to fit your mouth perfectly and straighten your smile.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, so people often won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

How does Invisalign work?

When you wear your aligners, they apply a controlled force that gradually shifts your teeth into place. As the teeth move, new aligner trays are switched out to continue the progress.

During your visits to his office, Dr. Charng evaluates your progress with Invisalign and delivers new aligner trays, and can also make slight adjustments to your aligners to improve the efficiency of your treatment.

You’ll likely need to wear Invisalign for about a year to get your teeth where they belong. However, how long you need to wear your Invisalign aligners depends on how much straightening your teeth need.

How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?

Dr. Charng recommends brushing your aligners and rinsing them with lukewarm water. You can also order an Invisalign cleaning system directly from Invisalign.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The chief benefit of Invisalign aligners is how easily you can incorporate them into your lifestyle. They’re virtually invisible and won’t impact your appearance the way traditional metal braces do.

Also, you can take them out when you eat and drink, as well as when you brush and floss, so they won’t interfere with your oral health habits. However, you should still wear them 20-22 hours per day so they can work their straightening magic.

Another benefit of Invisalign is their overall simplicity. You’ll spend less time in the office and be more comfortable during treatment with Invisalign aligners.  

When you come into the office for adjustments to your aligners, Dr. Charng doesn’t need to tighten metal or deal with wires the way he would with traditional braces. He switches out your aligners and makes quick adjustments in a matter of minutes.

If you have more questions about Invisalign aligners, call or use the online booking tool today and set up an appointment.