With office locations in Hawthorne, Inglewood, Van Nuys, Pasadena and Moreno Valley, our doctors played a pivotal role as one of the early adopters of this technique. Since 1998, they have consistently ranked among the top Invisalign providers in Los Angeles California. Their expertise has earned them recognition as leading authorities in the South Bay Area.

Why Choose Dr. Israel or Dr. Link for Invisalign Treatment?

Dr. Israel & Dr. Link’s dedication to advancing orthodontic knowledge extends to teaching fellow orthodontists the correct utilization of Invisalign.

Renowned for their exceptional skill in the Invisalign treatment process, our doctors frequently encounter patients who seek their 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 & Dr. Link personally attend to every patient. Our team is excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign. Feel free to reach out to us to schedule a free consultation today.

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 a board certified Orthodontist increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.

How does Invisalign work?

Before commencing your orthodontic treatment, our doctors meticulously plan every aspect using advanced computer technology. They precisely position each tooth with optimal speed, prioritizing the safety and efficiency of your tooth movement. You will wear each aligner for 1-2 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 6-12  weeks. On average, the total duration of treatment ranges between 6-24 months and average is 18 months, depending on your specific needs.

Does Experience Matter with 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, brace-less 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 obvious conspicuous braces.

How long does Invisalign treatment take to complete?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on individual factors. On average, it ranges from 6-24 months with an average length of 18 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 minimal and 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?

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. We offer easy monthly payments with no interest, accept most forms of payment: Cash, Check, Credit cards, Zelle, Venmo, Apple pay and Care Credit.