We all know that misaligned teeth detract from an otherwise beautiful smile, but did you know that misalignment can lead to other issues?
Crooked teeth can cause chewing and speaking problems. They are also more difficult to brush and floss properly, which can lead to cavities.
To enhance your smile and improve your dental function, Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS, offers Invisalign® at our Fountain Valley, CA, practice.
What Is Invisalign?
Chances are you have heard of Invisalign since it is such a popular and powerful treatment. But you may be asking yourself how it works. The basics: Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. There are no brackets or wires like traditional braces.
Can Invisalign Really Straighten My Smile?
Benefits of Invisalign
Unlike braces, Invisalign's clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable. In fact, most of your friends will not be able to tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Traditional wires and brackets can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. In contrast, Invisalign aligners are made from smooth plastic that fits comfortably over the teeth and won't poke or scratch your cheeks, gums, and tongue.
Because Invisalign trays are removable, brushing and flossing is a breeze. There is no need for specialized tools. Simply clean your teeth like you always do.
Normal braces can break, requiring patients to rush to a dental visit for repair. Invisalign's plastic aligners do not require these emergency appointments.
Studies have found that compared to traditional braces, clear aligner therapy leads to improved oral hygiene, periodontal health, and an absence of soft tissue irritation.
No Dietary Restrictions
Patients who wear traditional metal braces must avoid certain foods to prevent their brackets from breaking. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners and eat what you like.
Why Fountain Valley Chooses Dr. Mortensen
Dr. Andrew Mortensen has achieved impressive achievements since the beginning of his dental career. He graduated with honors from the Northwestern University Dental School. He continued his education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where he trained under world-renowned dentists. He continues to pursue ongoing education opportunities to stay at the forefront of dental advancements that benefit patients.
Acclaimed Dental Care
When investing in Invisalign and other dental treatments, it pays to see a provider who is highly lauded like Dr. Mortensen. Our dentist has earned great renown for the work he performs at our Fountain Valley office. One of his major honors was being named Best Dentist in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Another of his great achievements was being named the Opencare Patients’ Choice Winner.
Dr. Mortensen has invested in several incredible technologies to provide the best treatment possible to his Fountain Valley patients. Two notable examples include his use of 3-D digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography systems. These dental technologies allow Dr. Mortensen to achieve precise dental imagery of the entire mouth. The imagery then allows him to better assess oral health issues and plan a more effective Invisalign treatment from start to finish.
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment but want to avoid the hassle of bulky brackets and uncomfortable wires, consider Invisalign. This revolutionary orthodontic system has helped millions of Americans improve the appearance and function of their smiles.
Dr. Mortensen has over 30 years of experience and can address virtually any oral health problem. To learn more, book a consultation at our Fountain Valley, CA, dental practice today. You can request an appointment online or call us at
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Request Your Invisalign Evaluation Today
The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to have a consultation with Dr. Mortensen. During a single visit to his Fountain Valley office, he can assess your potential candidacy and answer any questions you may have about Invisalign. Write to our team to request your appointment or call (714) 964-4183.
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Invisalign Myths Debunked
You Need an Orthodontist for Invisalign
Because orthodontists are linked to regular braces, some patients mistakenly believe Invisalign treatment can only be administered by an orthodontist.
In truth, dentists like Dr. Mortensen are perfectly capable of being trained to provide Invisalign.
This is a comfort for many of our patients who desire Invisalign. It means they can continue to be treated by Dr. Mortensen instead of having to see an unfamiliar orthodontist to straighten their teeth.
It Can Be Too Late for Invisalign
Orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign are frequently associated with straightening teenagers' teeth. Unfortunately, this leads some adults to think they are just too old for Invisalign.
It is important to know there is no maximum age limit for receiving Invisalign. Many teens and adults benefit from Invisalign treatment every year.
In fact, Invisalign may be preferable for adult patients. You can achieve straighter teeth without having to wear easily visible adult braces.
A Beautiful Smile in Just 12-18 Months Contact Us to Start the Treatment Process
Your Invisalign treatment time will depend on the severity of your tooth misalignment. A typical Invisalign patient has a new and improved smile within 12-18 months. Starting your treatment now means you could have a stunning, symmetrical smile by this time next year.
Dr. Andrew Mortensen has spent years performing cosmetic dentistry, which gives him particular insight into how to achieve success through Invisalign treatment. For first-class care from an award-winning dentist, write to our team or call:
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Invisalign Treatment Process
The first step towards a straighter smile is to request an Invisalign evaluation at our Fountain Valley practice in Orange County. During your evaluation, Dr. Mortensen will help you determine if the Invisalign system is right for you. If you are a candidate, we will design a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Most Invisalign patients can expect to achieve their desired results in 12 to 18 months. The treatment timeline usually looks something like this:
Most Invisalign patients can expect to achieve their desired results in 12 to 18 months.
Paying for Invisalign
Dental Insurance and Invisalign
Many dental insurance companies partially cover Invisalign treatment. However, your benefits will ultimately depend on your specific plan. During a consultation at our practice, we can file all necessary paperwork on your behalf.
Flexible Financing Options
If you do not have insurance, or if insurance only covers a portion of your aligner treatment, talk with our team about flexible payment options. Our experts can help you find a financing solution to meet your needs.
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