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By Richard Hamaty
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Correcting your smile with orthodontic treatment can renew your look and give you the smile you have always dreamed of. However, invisaligntraditional orthodontic braces may hinder your look in the meantime. Luckily, Invisalign can give you the smile you desire without compromising your style. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Richard Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your smile without the hassle of metal brackets or wires which permanently attach to your teeth. In orthodontic treatment, slight pressure placed onto the teeth moves them into their new positions. Invisalign’s clear plastic aligner trays use the same principal as traditional braces to move the teeth, but do so in a new and improved way. Additionally, Invisalign is completely removable, giving you the freedom to eat the foods you love and care for your teeth exactly as you would pre-braces, without adding any extra steps to your dental hygiene routine.

How can Invisalign help me? 
Traditional braces straighten misaligned teeth and treat various bite issues. Invisalign treats these same abnormalities, including:

  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite
  • overcrowded teeth
  • under crowded teeth

Invisalign Treatment in Yorba Linda, CA 
Your Invisalign journey begins with a consultation with your orthodontist. At this consultation, you will work together to gather your family and dental history, assess the severity of your orthodontic problems, and, ultimately, determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. If it is your best treatment option, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your mouth. The scan imports into a computer program which turns it into a 3D model of the teeth, eliminating the need for a physical impression.

Invisalign’s dental laboratory uses the model to design and create a plan for your aligner trays. Before creating the actual trays, the laboratory will send you a video showing you exactly how your teeth will move throughout treatment. After you and your dentist approve the video, you will receive your aligner trays and wear one after another for about two weeks each until you complete the series.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Richard Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA. Call (714) 779-1313 to schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Hamaty today!

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry from your Yorba Linda dentist!

Today, cosmetic dentistry is very popular, from teeth whitening and dental bonding to closing gaps and straightening teeth. Dr. Richard cosmetic dentistryHamaty in Yorba Linda, CA has a wide array of techniques and tools at his disposal for perfecting your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can fix your smile problems. Here's how.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth and hardened with a curing light. Composite bonding is used improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or stained teeth. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth or change the shape or color of teeth.


Invisalign is the clear alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of removable, virtually invisible aligners. Invisalign effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: protruding teeth, an overbite, cross bite, underbite, overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth and crooked teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of dental problems such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, chips, fractures, mild alignment problems and more.

Teeth Whitening

Having your teeth whitened is something you can do to enhance your appearance without emptying your bank account. Whitening methods include in-office teeth whitening and treatments the patient performs at home.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a viable option for people with one or more missing teeth. Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed into your jaw to hold replacement teeth. One of the top benefits of implants is that they preserve bone and prevent deterioration of the facial structure.

Everyone wants a celebrity smile, and why not? One of the most glamorous ways to improve your appearance is with a gorgeous smile. To get started on the path to your gorgeous smile, call Dr. Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA at (714) 779-1313 today to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did.

By Richard Hamaty
May 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Improving your smile is easier than ever with Invisalign. The innovative brace system uses clear, removable aligner trays that don't draw invisalignattention to the fact that you're straightening your teeth. Your Yorba Linda dentist Dr. Richard Hamaty shares some information that will help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Invisalign doesn't use wires and brackets

Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to move teeth. Every four to six weeks, adjustments are made by tightening the wires. There are no wires or brackets with Invisalign. In fact, nothing is attached to your teeth. Instead, your dentist will give you a series of clear aligner trays that will exert constant, gentle pressure to move your teeth. Every two or three weeks, you'll begin using a new set of aligners.

Invisalign is a good option no matter what your age

Whether you're 14 or 40, you can benefit from the Invisalign brace system. If you're a teenager, you can expect to wear the aligners for about the same amount of time you would wear metal braces. Adults may only need to use the trays for about a year, depending on their orthodontic issues. Although Invisalign is an excellent choice for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, if you have a severe alignment problem, metal braces may be the best option.

Invisalign from your Yorba Linda dentist offers many benefits

Invisalign offers several benefits that other brace systems can't, including:

Flexibility: Invisalign is the perfect choice for your busy lifestyle. If you plan to attend a special event, or school picture day is approaching, you can remove your aligner trays for a few hours, if you wish. Playing sports with metal braces can increase your risk of a mouth injury, even if you wear a special mouthguard. When you choose Invisalign, you simply remove your trays during practices and games.

No food limitations: Do you love popcorn and carrots? These foods are off-limits when you wear metal braces, but you can continue to eat anything you want when you choose the Invisalign system. You'll remove your trays to eat and replace them when you finish your meal.

Comfort: Metal braces can be uncomfortable and can irritate your gums and cheeks, particularly if a wire becomes lose. Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic resin and offer a much more comfortable solution.

Are you ready to transform your smile with Invisalign? Call Dr. Hamaty, your Yorba Linda dentist at (714) 779-1313 and schedule an appointment today. Invisalign offers the clear advantage!