Think you’re stuck with your crooked teeth because you don’t want to wear metal braces? Mojgan Hashemi, DDS, at Los Robles General & Cosmetic Dental Center in Thousand Oaks, California, can help straighten your teeth with Invisalign® orthodontic treatment. The invisible aligners correct crossbite, underbite, and overbite problems to better align your teeth. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, schedule an appointment online or call the practice today.
Invisalign uses clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gently move teeth into proper alignment over time. The aligners are removable with no metal cemented to your teeth and no metal wires or rubber bands. Because the aligners are unattached, you can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth.
Invisalign improves many of the same dental problems as traditional metal braces, including:
Invisalign is also a good orthodontic treatment option if your teeth are straight but have gaps and spaces between them. The aligners can move the teeth to fill in the gaps and improve your smile.
Invisalign is easier to clean and care for than traditional braces because they are removable. Rinse your aligners a few times each day with cool water, and brush them twice daily with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. Invisalign cleaning systems are available for more thorough cleaning.
Remove your aligners to consume dark-colored beverages and food, and brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in.
Schedule an appointment to determine if your teeth can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Dr. Hashemi examines your teeth and gums, discusses your aesthetic goals, and takes X-rays of your teeth. If Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for your situation, a treatment plan is customized and sent to a laboratory to create your first set of aligners.
You’ll get new aligners every 2-3 weeks to gently move your teeth into proper position over time. For best results, wear your aligners for at least 20 hours daily. People who get poor results from Invisalign typically don’t wear their aligners as often as they should. Take them out only to eat and clean them.
Don’t give up your dream of having straighter teeth just because you don’t want traditional metal braces. The clear, removable Invisalign aligners may provide the orthodontic treatment you need and the aesthetically pleasing smile you deserve. Call the practice or book an appointment online today to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
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