Minor misalignments in the teeth usually will not have a detrimental effect on oral health, but they do stand in the way of having the beautiful, straight smile that most patients want. Orthodontic treatment is very effective for addressing these issues and producing straight smiles. One option that you’ll find at All Care Dental by the Sea in Port Hueneme, CA is Invisalign®, the convenient and easy-to-use system of aligners.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that are custom made to fit closely to your teeth. As the aligners are worn, they apply gentle, constant pressure on the teeth, like traditional braces do through its system of brackets and wires. This pressure gradually moves the teeth into a new position along the gumline. Orthodontic treatment can effectively move teeth side to side and even rotate them as needed to achieve a straight line of teeth.
Invisalign is the preferred orthodontic treatment for many patients because it offers several advantages. First, it is practically invisible, or at least is much less noticeable than the cumbersome metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. The aligners of the system are also much more comfortable, resulting in less soreness in the gums and less damage to the soft tissues of the mouth. Finally, maintenance of the aligners is much easier than the maintenance of braces. They are removable, so they are easily cleaned, and it isn’t a challenge to brush and floss.
Once your dentist at All Care Dental by the Sea has determined that you are a good candidate for Invisalign in Port Hueneme, CA, you will have measurements taken of your teeth and mouth. A treatment plan will be created in which your dentist will map out the movement of your teeth. A dental laboratory will use the measurements (including digital impressions taken of the teeth) and treatment plan to create the aligners.
To complete the treatment, you will need to wear each aligner for the majority of each day. It’s recommended that you wear them as much as possible, taking them out only to eat and clean. You will change aligners approximately every week and will need to have occasional check-up visits at our dental office near you in Port Hueneme, CA so that we can make sure that the treatment is progressing as planned. You’ll soon have a more attractive smile that you’ll love.