Using Invisalign Aligners To Realign The Teeth In The Smile
If you have a misaligned smile that you would like to improve, you are not alone! Many patients in and around the Camarillo, California community often dream of having perfectly aligned teeth but might avoid talking to their dentist about options for fear of needing traditional metal braces. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) of Dos Caminos Dental is pleased to offer an alternative such as invisible teeth aligners called “Invisalign.”
How Does Invisalign Straighten My Smile?
Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made, clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner is just a little different, allowing you to move your teeth gradually into the final desired position. As you replace each tray aligner with the next throughout your series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week, until they are straightened to the final position planned by the team at Dos Caminos Dental. You will visit Dr. Rad about once every four to six weeks to monitor treatment progress. The typical total treatment time for teeth straightening with Invisalign averages nine to 15 months.
How Do I Use And Care For My Invisalign Aligners?
To ensure that your Invisalign treatment is effective, it is critical that you wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. You should remove them only when eating, brushing, and flossing. And cleaning your aligners is simple–just brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild dish soap or antibacterial hand soap, rinse with lukewarm water, then air dry before putting them back into your mouth.
Are The Results Permanent?
Once you finish the complete set of aligners in your treatment plan, you will need to follow up with Dr. Rad for periodic checkups to ensure that your teeth remain straight.
How Do I Find Out If I’m A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
Not everyone’s smile will benefit from Invisalign aligners. It is critical that you schedule an appointment with our team at Dos Caminos Dental of Camarillo, CA, to undergo an initial evaluation. At this time, our dental team can assess your unique needs and find out if you are a good fit for this or other smile rehabilitation options. Call (805) 482-1616 to request an appointment at our office, conveniently located at 2438 Ponderosa Drive N. C-111.