Thousand Oaks Invisalign
Having straight teeth makes such a difference in your smile and your confidence. But when they are crooked or misaligned, not only does it impact your self-esteem, it’s not good for your oral health. You want to straighten your teeth but you don’t want a mouth full of metal brackets, wires and rubber bands.
The good news is now you don't have to! Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without unsightly braces. Using a series of clear aligners that are custom made to fit over your teeth, your teeth are gently and progressively moved into proper alignment over a period of time. For the best provider of Invisalign Thousand Oaks has to offer, see Dr. Chow at Model Smile Dentistry.
Can anyone use Invisalign to straighten teeth?
There may be some dental cases where severe misalignment of teeth may require metal braces. Dr. Chow in Thousand Oaks will examine your teeth, jaw and bite to determine whether Invisalign is an option for you. Chances are they will be; he feels that just about anyone is a candidate. If so, he will go over the Invisalign process and answer all your questions.
Advantages of Straightening Teeth with Invisalign
There are several advantages to straightening your teeth with Invisalign's clear aligners.
- Nearly invisible
- Helps stop teeth from wearing down due to misalignment
- You can eat or drink anything
- Brushing and flossing is easy, greatly reducing the chance of decay
- Easy to remove for cleaning, eating, and sports activities
- Smooth plastic versus sharp metal in the mouth
- Raises confidence during the process, not just when the process is complete
What conditions can Invisalign treat?
Dr. Chow can help you with a number of conditions using Invisalign:
This condition can cause pain in the jaw and jaw joints. The lower teeth suffer more wear and the gums can get irritated.
When the jawbone does not provide enough room for all your teeth, they can become overly crowded.
This also causes more wear on the lower teeth as well as pain in the jaw and jaw joints.
Gaps Between Teeth
Spacing issues can occur for different reasons. There is more chance of gum disease when there are gaps.
This condition occurs when opposing teeth do not touch when the bite is closed. Chewing may be painful, and the jaw joint may have problems.
This condition occurs when upper teeth are positioned on the inside of the lower teeth when the bite is closed. This can cause additional wear on teeth and increase the possibility of gum disease.
In the interest of delivering among the best Invisalign Westlake Village has available, Dr. Chow will start by taking x-rays and impressions of your teeth. From these, he can tailor the treatment plan, which will take your current state of alignment to one that is straight and beautiful. Depending on your individual dental case, he will be able to tell you the approximate length of time needed to achieve results. He can also show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will gradually move into the proper position over time.
Your clear aligners will be custom made for your mouth. Approximately every two weeks, you will change your current aligner to the next one in the series. How many aligners you will have depend on your teeth and how much alignment is required. Generally, adults take up to a year while teens usually take about two years. Every time you change aligners, you can see the progress your teeth have made. You will also see Dr. Chow approximately every six weeks as a follow-up.
You are encouraged to wear your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. You will take them out to brush and floss your teeth, and you can take them out to eat. It's important to wear them as often as instructed in order to obtain results.
Improve Your Confidence with Invisalign
Find out more about the modern option to achieve straight teeth. We think you will be delighted at every stage when you see how your crooked or misaligned teeth gradually moving into a more aesthetic position. No hiding behind a mouth full of metal. When you want effective, quality teeth straightening with Invisalign, Model Smile Dentistry in Thousand Oaks is the destination of choice.
Schedule a Consultation
We welcome the opportunity to help you understand the state of your oral health with a consultation with Thousand Oaks dentist, Dr. Albert Chow. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the results with you, ensuring you understand all of your dental options.