Dr. Amanda Israel holds the prestigious title of an Invisalign Elite Preferred provider, a distinction reserved for orthodontists with extensive experience in successfully treating numerous Invisalign cases. With office locations in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Inglewood, Dr. Israel played a pivotal role as one of the early adopters of this technique. Since 2000, he has consistently ranked among the world’s top Invisalign providers, having treated over 2000 cases with these remarkable clear aligners. His expertise has earned her global recognition as a leading authority in the field.

Why should I choose Dr. Israel for my Invisalign Treatment?

Dr. Israel’s commitment to advancing orthodontic knowledge extends to teaching fellow orthodontists the correct utilization of Invisalign. However, he does not train general dentists, as he firmly believes that their lack of comprehensive orthodontic training can pose safety risks and lead to common issues associated with tooth movement.

Renowned for his exceptional skill in the Invisalign treatment process, Dr. Israel frequently encounters patients who seek his expertise to correct errors made by general dentists or inexperienced orthodontists during their Invisalign treatment. With a dedicated focus on delivering exceptional care, Dr. Israel personally attends to every patient without the involvement of associate doctors. Our team is excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign. Feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries you may have.

Can’t I just use our general dentist for Invisalign treatment?

The distinction between an Orthodontist and a general dentist is primarily rooted in education and experience. Orthodontic specialists undergo an additional 2-3 years of specialized training at the university level, focusing specifically on the diagnosis and techniques of tooth movement. In contrast, many general dentists attempt to provide orthodontic treatment using Braces or Invisalign after completing only a few weekend or evening courses. However, their limited education, experience, and knowledge pose challenges in accurately diagnosing and planning treatment. Understanding and mitigating potential complications while offering the best treatment options are paramount.

Due to their extensive training and exclusive focus on orthodontics, Orthodontists are significantly more likely to address orthodontic issues effectively. Their daily practice revolves solely around orthodontics, allowing them to accumulate extensive knowledge and experience in correctly and safely moving teeth. In contrast, general dentists have minimal experience in this specialized area. As a result, entrusting your orthodontic care to an Orthodontist increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.

How does Invisalign work?

Before commencing your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Israel meticulously plans every aspect using advanced computer technology. She precisely positions each tooth with optimal speed, prioritizing the safety and efficiency of your tooth movement. You will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks throughout your Invisalign treatment. As you progress through the series, replacing each aligner with the next, your teeth will gradually shift week by week, ultimately reaching the desired final alignment. To monitor the progress of your Invisalign treatment, you will visit our office for check-ups approximately once every twelve weeks. On average, the total duration of treatment ranges between 3 and 16 months, depending on your specific case.

Does Experience Matter with the Invisalign or do computers do all the work?

This inquiry sheds light on a widespread misconception prevalent in the general public regarding the distinction between an orthodontist and a general dentist. It is crucial to comprehend that orthodontists specialize in the precise art of tooth movement, whether accomplished through braces or Invisalign. As awareness gradually grows, it becomes evident that experience Matters when it comes to Invisalign treatment. Skill and experience hold immense significance in achieving optimal results. The process of controlling tooth movement, with or without braces, is far from simplistic. It surpasses the notion of merely taking an impression and achieving instant orthodontics. It is essential to debunk such misconceptions as they are far from the truth.

What are some of the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign presents a compelling option for individuals, both adults, and teens, who desire a remarkable smile but are resolute in their decision to avoid traditional braces. Invisalign offers a discreet, braceless approach to tooth movement, concealing any evidence of undergoing orthodontic treatment. Notably, several advantages accompany this innovative system. Firstly, the aligners are removable, allowing you the freedom to enjoy your preferred food and beverages while ensuring easy brushing and flossing during treatment. Additionally, the aligners’ close fit to the teeth provides a comfortable experience, allowing for seamless adaptation. With Invisalign, achieving a great smile is possible without the need for conspicuous braces.

What are some disadvantages of Invisalign?

While Invisalign offers remarkable capabilities, it does have certain limitations. Skilled orthodontists can achieve most front teeth movements with Invisalign, but there are instances where accurate tipping movements are not accurately accomplished. In terms of bite corrections, Invisalign has moderate success in addressing certain issues concerning how the back teeth fit together. However, it is not suitable for treating impacted teeth. In some cases, a more favorable outcome can be achieved with a short course of braces. Fortunately, Dr. Israel is proficient in several accelerated techniques, ensuring that the most appropriate treatment approach is utilized for optimal results.

How long does Invisalign treatment take to complete?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on individual factors. On average, it ranges from six to sixteen months. Throughout this period, most people won’t even realize you’re undergoing treatment due to the discreet nature of Invisalign aligners. Technological advancements continuously enhance the treatment process, making it faster, more convenient, and more comfortable for patients.

It’s important to have patience during Invisalign treatment as the aligners gradually straighten your teeth over time rather than instantaneously. Any discomfort experienced will be temporary. Keep in mind that the outcome—a beautiful and healthy smile—will last a lifetime.

Do I need to wear a retainer after treatment?

After completing Invisalign treatment, wearing a retainer is crucial for maintaining the excellent results achieved. In many cases, your final aligners can double as your retainer. Retainers play a vital role in preventing your teeth from reverting to their previous misalignment. In some instances, permanent retainers can be used to provide ongoing support and stability.

What does Invisalign treatment cost?

Starting at $2995, our Invisalign fees are designed to be accessible to everyone. We have made it a point that every individual who visits our office for a free consultation can afford Dr. Israel’s treatment without any exceptions. The cost of Invisalign treatment varies based on the unique orthodontic needs of each person. To make it convenient, most people choose to make monthly payments towards their treatment.