(818) 980-5300 5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA   91607

First introduced in 1999, Invisalign offers adult patients the chance to enjoy perfect smiles without the discomfort or embarrassment of traditional metal braces. Using a series of clear, custom aligners, the Invisalign system applies gentle pressure to move teeth into the proper position. Often, Invisalign takes only 12 to 18 months, a shorter time frame than regular orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign was originally created for adults that had no ongoing jaw development and all their permanent teeth. Recently, the company has produced Invisalign Teen, designed to address the special needs of younger patients. With Invisalign Teen, non-adult patients can enjoy the flexibility and ease of the clear aligners.
Certain features are specific to Invisalign Teen. For instance, this product has specially engineered eruption tabs, which compensate for erupting second molars. As well, the design incorporates power ridges to help with certain difficult tooth movements, and compliance indicators provide a visual cue of patient wear, allowing orthodontists and parents to monitor their teens.
Points to consider about Invisalign Teen:
• For best results, your teen should wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and brush.
• Your teen will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then move on to the next group in the series.
• With Invisalign Teen, there is little maintenance. Your teen will visit the orthodontist approximately every six weeks to monitor progress and to receive the next sets of aligners.
• Oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign Teen because the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing. Patients also won’t have to deal with broken brackets or lose wires.

HappInvisalign for Teens at Mehdi Fotovat DDS in Valley Village CA

Mehdi Fotovat, D.D.S.

ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST

5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Valley Village, CA 91607

(818) 980-5300

Our practice is conveniently located on Laurel Canyon Blvd. between Burbank Blvd. and Chandler Blvd. in Valley Village. Free parking is available behind the building.

Our Hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:20)

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:30)

Thursday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30)