Dr. Lee and the team at Oxnard Orthodontics understand that their patients in Oxnard CA will have questions about their orthodontic treatment. They take the time to address each patient’s questions or concerns about their treatment and its results. Some of the most frequently asked questions about this product is:
Q: What Is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign clear aligner trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces. They are made of a clear thermoplastic material that is customized by Dr. Lee for each patient’s specific needs and treatment goals. When worn, the Invisalign aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to help orient them to a new and more effective and attractive position within the mouth.
Q: How Is Invisalign different?
A: The clear aligner trays are not affixed to the surface of the teeth. The trays are removable by the wearer for eating, brushing, flossing, and to clean the trays. They are nearly invisible to the casual observer while they are being worn. The smooth surface of the clear aligner trays do not cause irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth like traditional braces can. Treatment with Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and easy to manage.
Q: Is Invisalign effective?
A: Each orthodontic patient in Oxnard CA has different treatment needs and goals. In most cases, the clear aligners can be more effective than traditional braces for many types of orthodontic issues. Invisalign can effectively treat gapped teeth, overly crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.
Q: How does it work?
A: Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays that exert a gentle pressure to gradually straighten teeth. They are custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth using 3D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment from start to finish. A new set of aligner trays are switched out for the old ones approximately every two weeks as the treatment progresses.
Q: Does Invisalign work quickly?
A: The length of treatment with this product depends on the individual patient’s needs and treatment goals, but a typical course of treatment may last as long as a year and a half. The trays are removable for eating, brushing, flossing, and to clean the trays, but they must be worn conscientiously to be effective.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: these aligners is competitive in price with other orthodontic treatment options like traditional braces. Factoring in the reduced amount of office visits when wearing the trays, the comfort and convenience, and its effectiveness, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.