Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects problems with misaligned or crooked teeth, overcrowding, gapped teeth, and malocclusion. Using metal braces and clear aligner therapy, orthodontists can transform your crooked smile into a perfectly aligned smile that you can show off proudly. At Dos Caminos Dental in Camarillo, California, we use Invisalign teeth alignment technology to correct orthodontic issues and give you the smile of your dreams.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligner therapy can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Mildly crooked or misaligned teeth
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Overbites and
Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) will start by evaluating your oral health to ensure you have no other dental issues (decay, infections, gum disease) that can interfere with your orthodontic treatment. Next, we’ll assess the problems that need correcting to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for you. We’ll take digital scans and photos of your teeth to create a treatment plan conducive to your needs.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign isn’t a “one size fits all” treatment. Dr. Soltanirad will plan every aspect of your treatment and have aligners custom-made for your use. These aligners snap on snugly over your teeth and exert gentle pressure to slowly shift them into a straighter position. You’ll upgrade to a new set of aligners every week or two to continue the realignment process until your treatment is complete. Over a period of 12 to 18 months, the aligners will reshape your smile with precision until your smile goals are reached.
Unlike braces permanently attached to your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. You can eat normally without restrictions to your diet and maintain your regular oral hygiene routine. The aligners are composed of clear, plastic material, so they’re barely noticeable on your teeth and won’t disrupt your lifestyle. There are no metal brackets or wires to contend with, and no need to see a dentist weekly for adjustments. We’ll schedule appointments every four to five weeks to ensure your treatment is going smoothly.
To get optimal results from Invisalign, you must wear the aligners for 20–22 hours daily. We recommend restoring the aligners immediately after eating and brushing your teeth so you don’t forget. Upon completion of your treatment, we’ll provide you with a retainer to wear at night to keep your teeth in their new, straightened position and prevent relapse.
Beautiful Smile, Healthier Mouth
Invisalign is the modern way to straighten your teeth and give your smile a beautiful new look. At the same time, Invisalign teeth alignment can improve oral health by eliminating problems caused by crooked or misaligned teeth. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can eliminate bite issues, improve chewing, reduce premature wear and tear, correct jaw alignment issues to stop teeth grinding, and minimise your risk of cavities and gum disease.