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Invisalign Oxnard CA

Invisalign® is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments to help patients achieve a straight smile. This clear aligner system addresses malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws. Malocclusion can cause more than just cosmetic concerns. It can increase dental cavities, cause stress on the jaw, and may cause wear or damage to healthy teeth. Dr. Georgia Haddad offers Invisalign® in Oxnard, CA for teens and adults.

Invisalign® in Oxnard, CA

Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional metal braces. This clear braces system will gradually and comfortably shift teeth into alignment. Just like braces, they will improve the aesthetics of your smile and the function of your bite. Instead of having metal brackets put on your teeth, you will wear a series of clear aligners to achieve a straight smile.

Each set of clear aligners will gradually advance your teeth towards the desired position. They are worn for about one to two weeks at a time before moving on to the next set. The total number of aligners you will need depends on desired results in your treatment plan.

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The Benefits of Invisalign®

There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign clear braces. This teeth straightening system is very discreet. The aligners are made from a clear plastic that you can see through. It will hard for anyone to notice you have them in. This makes them a good choice for adults who want to avoid the stigma of wearing braces.

Invisalign offers more comfort because they do not use metal brackets and wires. These metal components tend to poke and prod the soft tissues in your mouth. You won’t get food stuck in them and have to worry about embarrassing situations. Also, the clear aligners are made from molds of your teeth. They will sit comfortably against your teeth and will not feel bulky in your mouth.

Invisalign clear aligners are removable making it easier for you to eat and practice good oral hygiene. You can remove them very time you eat meaning there are no eating restrictions you have to adhere to. You can also take them out to properly brush and floss your teeth daily. Being able to remove the aligners to brush your teeth eliminates the risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached metal brackets.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is the most discreet way for your teen to straighten their teeth. This orthodontic treatment geared towards teens allows them to achieve straight teeth without the added emotional stress of metal braces. Invisalign Teen is removable allowing your teen to continue eating a healthy diet without restrictions. Teens are able to brush and floss normally, minimizing the risk of tooth decay or discoloration.

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The removable clear aligners make playing sports and instruments easier and safer. Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dentist for tightening wires and brackets and more time for your teen to confidently enjoy their life. Invisalign Teen is a clear way for your teenager to straighten their teeth.

Invisalign®: What to Expect

If you are a candidate for clear braces, Dr. Haddad will create 3-D images of your teeth using digital scanning technology. She will upload the images to a computer and design a new smile for you. This custom treatment plan will gently move your teeth into proper alignment. Your treatment plan is then sent to the Invisalign lab where they will create the aligners.

Invisalign clear aligners are made of a material called SmartTrack®. This is a clear plastic that is ultra-thin and very durable. It is designed to fit snugly against the teeth making them nearly invisible to others. The material is soft and has a low profile which helps to reduce irritation of the lips, tongue, and gums.

Once your aligners are ready, you will return to our Oxnard, CA dental office to receive your first few set of aligners. We will show you how to put them in and take them out. Also, we will teach you how to properly care for your aligners.

You will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, every day. Most patients will complete their treatment in a year. However, if your alignment or cosmetic goal is severe, it may take longer.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

There is a good chance you will qualify for Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment is able to correct many types of malocclusion. To determine if you qualify, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haddad. She will examine your teeth to see if Invisalign is the best treatment or if braces would be better. Invisalign is for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Patients should be mature enough to take proper care of their aligners. They must be cleaned daily and kept track of when they are taken out. We may suggest Invisalign for teens and adults with the following orthodontic issues:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap Teeth
  • Open Bite

Invisalign® FAQs

Here, we address common questions about Invisalign and the process. Whether you’re considering Invisalign for yourself or your teen, please learn more about the treatment here. We hope you find the information you need to make an informed decision. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us.

What to avoid with Invisalign?

While undergoing Invisalign treatment, patients should know that they will need to remove their aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. Patients should also be sure to keep a case for their aligners handy, and avoid putting them in a napkin to store. Patients also should be sure not to forget about brushing and cleaning their aligners.

How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?

Teeth begin to move within the first two months of wearing Invisalign in most cases. Patients need to be patient with the process because it takes time. Invisalign is one of the faster working teeth aligning treatments available.

Does Invisalign change your face shape?

Invisalign can change the shape of a patient’s face, because it is altering the alignment of their jaw. In most cases change is positive and aligns the patients face more with their teeth. Not only can Invisalign align your teeth, it can help align your facial features and face shape.

Are Invisalign aligners painful?

Invisalign aligners may cause initial discomfort as your teeth adjust. However they are generally less painful than traditional braces. The smooth, custom-fit aligners lack metal components which will reduce irritation. Any discomfort typically subsides as your mouth adapts to the aligners.

How often do I have to wear my clear aligners?

For optimal results, Invisalign aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, every day. Your should only remove for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Consistent wear ensures the effectiveness of the treatment by allowing the aligners to gradually shift teeth into the proper position.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

While there may be a temporary adjustment period, Invisalign typically has minimal impact on speech. Most people adapt quickly to the aligners. Any changes in speech are generally minor and temporary.

What happens after Invisalign treatment?

After completing Invisalign treatment, patients usually transition to wearing retainers to maintain the new tooth alignment and prevent relapse. Regular follow-up appointments with the orthodontist are recommended to monitor progress and ensure the long-term stability of the corrected smile.

If you are interested in learning more about this clear and easy tooth alignment system, call Beach Cities Dental Group today. Dr. Haddad offers Invisalign in Oxnard, CA to adults and teens who would like to use clear aligners to straighten their crooked teeth. To get started with your treatment, call us today at (805) 312-9164 to schedule an appointment or you can request an appointment online.