Thanks to modern technology and medical advancements, our dentists at Emigh Dental Care are able to use Invisalign to help create a healthier, better functioning and better looking smile. After completing a 3-D scan of your mouth with our iTero scanner, Invisalign's patented technology uses a series of customized clear aligners to apply constant gentle pressure on your teeth. This means you can move the teeth into proper position not only more comfortably than traditional braces, but often in a shorter time. With the many advancements of Invisalign throughout the years, it can treat most of the cases traditional braces can. Whether patients want to straighten their teeth for appearance, or to improve the long-term health, our experienced Invisalign providers in Long Beach, CA can help.
Since 2011, Emigh Dental Care has successfully completed almost 1,000 Invisalign cases. They have been recognized by Invisalign as a Platinum Invisalign Provider, showing their skill and experience.
"Dr Todd is great. The office staff are all incredibly friendly, as are the dental hygienists. I am incredibly happy with my invisalign, and I'm happy to have found a dentist I can regularly visit for check ups."- B.W. / Google / Sep 17, 2015
"Don't judge a dentist office by its exterior.Cloaked in an aging facade, it's a real gem inside. Not only is the office tastefully decorated, it's filled with warmth, and not just the thermodynamic kind. It's full of human kindness, and you can feel it the moment you step inside.I found out that Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd aren't just amazing soccer coaches (Coach Pat was an inspiration for my son), they are top-notch dentists as well. The office workflow was streamlined and efficient, but not in a impersonal way. There was no delay for my appointment, and I know how hard that can be, because medical care is always unpredictable.I was showered with kindness and respect, and felt very much at ease the entire time. The appointment also did not feel rushed.I signed up for Invisalign, and I look forward to a set of straight teeth that won't exacerbate my TMJ."- L.Y. / Yelp / Dec 14, 2017
"Don't judge a dentist office by its exterior. Cloaked in an aging facade, it's a real gem inside. Not only is the office tastefully decorated, it's filled with warmth, and not just the thermodynamic kind. It's full of human kindness, and you can feel it the moment you step inside. I found out that Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd aren't just amazing soccer coaches (Coach Pat was an inspiration for my son), they are top-notch dentists as well. The office workflow was streamlined and efficient, but not in a impersonal way. There was no delay for my appointment, and I know how hard that can be, because medical care is always unpredictable. I was showered with kindness and respect, and felt very much at ease the entire time. The appointment also did not feel rushed. I signed up for Invisalign, and I look forward to a set of straight teeth that won't exacerbate my TMJ."- L.Y. / Yelp / Dec 14, 2017
"Emigh Dental Care changed my life. I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Todd. I went in a few years ago for a 6 month smiles consultation with Dr. Pat. Based on what I wanted he suggested I go for Invisalign instead with Dr. Todd and that's exactly what I did. 2 years later I had straight teeth and a newfound confidence with my smile. Their office is extremely welcoming and they will remember you each time. I also appreciate how they have a separate little room where they go over all your financial options with you. All their equipment seems to be in great shape if not brand new and the chairs are more comfortable than any other dentist I've been to. If you don't have any insurance it can be a little pricey, but I think the experience is well worth the cost. Although I don't go here anymore since I moved too far away to make trips to Long Beach convenient, I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a great dentist."- A.W. / Yelp / Dec 28, 2018
"Great service always! Great reception in the front. Thank you Bailey and Ivette and doctor Todd for seeing me. 100% recommend for all your dental needs. I’m using Invisalign and getting great results so far."- F.B. / Google / Nov 20, 2023
What to Expect
To be fitted for Invisalign, our dental staff will take photos, digital X-rays, and 3-D impressions of your teeth with our iTero digital scanner. Using this info, a series of clear, plastic, customized aligners will be created to fit your mouth perfectly. Wearing these aligners full time except while eating and brushing/flossing, you will switch to new aligners at home every 1-2 weeks, typically coming to Emigh Dental Care every 6-8 weeks for a quick checkup. The aligners will predictably and efficiently move your teeth from where they start to the final position that the dentist approves of using Invisalign's patented technology. Conveniently, aligners are comfortable and easily removable, which is ideal for eating, brushing, and flossing. You can expect to be comfortable during your orthodontic treatment, while knowing the trays are predictably and efficiently moving your teeth to a healthier and more functional position, improving cosmetics along the way for that smile of a lifetime.
Treatment Timeline and Aftercare
Invisalign treatment time depends on the starting position of the teeth and what needs to be changed based on the patient's goals and doctor's vision. Almost all of our Invisalign patients are completed in less than 2 years, more than half of them in less than 12 months.
Do you want to speed up your case? The V-Pro might be good for you. We offer the "V-Pro", a vibrational mouthpiece which can cut treatment time in half while increasing predictability and comfort at the same time. You simply by bite on this device for 5 mins/night. We've been using this device with many of our cases over the last few years with great success. Ask our knowledgeable dentists for more info.
After your teeth have been moved into their ideal position, retainers will be made for you to wear, and our dentist will instruct you on how long to wear them. You will typically wear them 6-12 months full time, followed by night time wear.
Plan Your Procedure
A Perfectly Aligned Smile
Do you want information on how to get better-looking, better-working, straighter teeth through Invisalign invisible braces? All you have to do is pick up the phone and we’ll set you up for a consult where we will show you a 3-D visualization of your end result, and inform you of how long we estimate it to take. We can’t wait to help you achieve your dream smile. While Invisalign is safe and effective for most patients, teenagers and adults are the best candidates. It is especially useful for those with overbites, underbites, rotated or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or excessive spacing between teeth.