Shawna Omid, DDS -  - Dentist

Shawna Omid, DDS

Dentists & Dental Implant Specialists located in Torrance, CA

If you have crooked or overcrowded teeth, you’re also more likely to develop cavities and gum disease. However, thanks to modern orthodontic treatments, it’s possible to address these issues without traditional braces. At the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, in Torrance, California, the team proudly offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® oral aligners. Dr. Omid is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider, ensuring beautiful, long-lasting results. To book your Invisalign consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.


What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth. Instead of using brackets, wires, and rubber bands like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a flexible thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of all allergens, including latex, gluten, BPA, and BPS. 

In addition to being more comfortable than traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means you can take them out and leave them at home if you have a big event such as a job interview, wedding, or professional networking event. 

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

At the practice of Shawna Omid, DDS, the team usually prescribes Invisalign aligners to address mild or moderate orthodontic issues. Your dentist might recommend Invisalign to address:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

You might also benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Prior to Invisalign treatment, your dentist does an oral exam and evaluates your smile. After gathering this information, your dentist creates a digital treatment plan that maps out the precise, step-by-step movements of your teeth. Once your dentist approves your treatment plan, they take impressions of your teeth and send your impressions to a laboratory. The laboratory manufactures your first set of aligners. 

Every two to three weeks, you return to the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, to change into a new set of aligners. You wear each set of Invisalign aligners for between 20-22 hours every day. Slowly but surely, the aligners shift your teeth into place, helping you achieve a beautiful, straight smile. 

How long does it take to see the results of Invisalign treatment?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. However, most people finish treatment within 12-18 months. After you’re done wearing your Invisalign aligners, your dentist prescribes a retainer. Make sure you wear your retainer as prescribed as it plays a crucial role in helping you maintain your results. 

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. It’s important to keep your Invisalign aligners clean and free of food particles and debris. Rinse them throughout the day using cool tap water and brush them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush in the evenings. For a more thorough cleaning, ask your dentist about the Invisalign Cleaning System.

Don’t let crooked or overcrowded teeth negatively impact your confidence. Make an appointment with the Invisalign Preferred Providers at the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, today. Call the office or click the online booking tool to begin.