A Brief Look at Invisalign® Clear Aligners

When teeth aren’t as perfectly aligned as they should be, the effects can cause more than just slight embarrassment at your smile’s appearance. For instance, crooked teeth make it harder for your bite to function properly, for your toothbrush and floss to clean your teeth, and for your smile to remain healthy. Fortunately, patients in North Hollywood have a highly convenient, comfortable, and discreet option for correcting crooked teeth thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners.

Are they really clear?

Invisalign® aligners are made from safe, BPA-free acrylic, which is clear and virtually invisible when placed over your teeth. Unlike braces, which are often made from metal and consist of brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners are designed specifically to remain almost undetectable throughout the course of your treatment. This means you can straighten your teeth, improve your bite, and enhance your smile’s appearance, all without being self-conscious about how your braces make your smile look.

Can I take the aligners off?

In addition to being virtually invisible, Invisalign® aligners are also designed to be removable. You only wear each aligner for a couple of weeks at a time, and then change them for the next aligners in the series. You can also temporarily remove your aligners when you need to brush and floss your teeth, or right before meals, for optimal comfort and convenience.

How do I know if I qualify?

In some extreme cases of tooth misalignment, the use of traditional orthodontic braces may still be necessary. However, because of their unique, highly customized design, Invisalign® aligners are appropriate for many different types of malocclusion. This means many patients qualify for more comfortable and discreet Invisalign® treatment, though your dentist will first perform a comprehensive examination before recommending clear aligners.

Learn if Invisalign® is right for you

Thanks to advanced Invisalign® aligners, you can enjoy a straighter and healthier smile without worrying if your braces are obvious. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.