Laurel L. Trotter, DDS -  - Dentist

Artistic Center for Dentistry

Laurel L. Trotter, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

Invisalign

Having straight, beautiful teeth helps you feel more confident and also helps prevent decay. Dr. Trotter uses the popular and effective Invisalign alignment system for Santa Monica, CA, patients who want beautiful results without the hassle of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative approach to orthodontic care that uses a series of clear plastic aligners custom-designed to fit your mouth. Over time, these aligners move your teeth into proper alignment just like metal braces, but without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with traditional braces.

What is the Invisalign fitting procedure like?

Invisalign starts with an impression of your mouth using a special putty that preserves the position of your teeth. The impression is scanned by a computer and special software determines the series of shifts and movements your teeth need to make over time in order to achieve proper alignment. Based on that data, a series of aligners is created which will be worn in sequence to move your teeth gently into their new positions.

How often will I need to change aligners?

In most cases, Invisalign aligners will be changed about every two weeks during treatment.

Can I share my aligners?

No, your aligners are made specifically for your mouth, which is unique from anyone else's.

How long does treatment take?

Most treatments take about 18 months, and some treatments may take less time. Dr. Trotter will be able to determine the length of your treatment during your evaluation.

What are the benefits of Invisalign compared to metal braces?

Invisalign offers several important benefits compared to metal braces. For instance, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you eat and care for your teeth, making it much easier to brush and floss, and they can also be removed for social occasions when necessary. Invisalign aligners smooth surfaces lack sharp wires of traditional braces, eliminating potential sore spots. Plus, even when in place, their clear design makes the virtually invisible.

Insurance and Finance Options

Dr. Trotter accepts most major insurance plans. CareCredit is also available. Apply here.

For questions regarding payment options, please feel free to call the office.

Aetna
Ameritas
Blue Cross
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Dental Health Alliance
Guardian
Humana
Principal Financial Group
Location
Artistic Center for Dentistry
1531 6th Street, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-819-9545
Fax: 310-393-2307
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310-819-9545