Wire braces are a thing of the past thanks to Invisalign, clear trays that shift teeth just like traditional braces. Celebs like Khloe Kardashian and Katy Perry have gotten the treatment, and the doc who treats Khloe is telling HollywoodLifers EXCLUSIVELY why and when it can work for you!
Celebs may appear perfect but they are not immune to crooked teeth! To get their teeth straight and red carpet ready without wire braces, they turn to Invisalign. Dr. Kevin Sands, a cosmetic dentist who has worked with the Kardashians, Jenners and Miley Cyrus, just to name a few, spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about why Khloe Kardashian, 28, choose the treatment!
Khloe Kardashian Gets Braces — Chooses Invisalign Over Metal Braces
On May 9, Khloe tweeted: “Thank you @
drkevinsands for being the best dentist ever! If only we could all be put to sleep like Lamar LOL maybe next time :)”
Her husband Lamar Odom has shown his fear of the dentist on their reality show before, and he has to be put to sleep for any treatment he receives!
Dr. Sands Speaks On Invisalign
Dr. Sands spoke to us EXCLUSIVELY about Invisalign — find out more about the treatment used by celebs like Kim Kardashian, Emma Stone, Faith Hill, Tom Cruise and more!
When is a person a good candidate for Invisalign?
“Anyone who wants to improve their smile — like braces for crooked teeth, rotated teeth or gaps or a bad bites. It does the same as traditional braces except it is less noticeable,” Dr. Sands tells us.
If Khloe has straight teeth, what is the benefit of Invisalign?
“She had almost straight teeth — a little crooked — she wanted to perfect them. It’s Invisalign express — just a few trays to get them perfect. A minor case.”
What is the timing compared to traditional braces?
“Invisalign usually takes longer because of less patient compliance — patients usually wear the trays 23 hours a day and braces are on your teeth 24 hours a day.”
What is the cost compared to traditional braces?
“Invisalign is twice as expensive — there are more of them to make. The average cost for Invisalign is $3, 000 – 7,000, metal braces are $2,000 – 5,000.”
Dr. Sands is based in Beverly Hills. If you’re on the other side of the country, we love going to Lavaan Dental Spa in New York City. The ultra-chic office is luxurious and friendly and only offers teeth whitening and Invisalign, so there are no scary drilling sounds.
Are you interested in Invisalign, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
More Celebrities With Braces:
- One Direction Singer Niall Horan’s Smile Makeover — Congrats
- Faith Hill Flashes Her Braces At The 2013 Grammys — See Pic
- Jewel’s Teeth Makeover: See Her Before & After Pics