One of the most important aspects of a healthy smile is a smile that functions properly. Teeth that are straight and even line up the way they should to perform necessary chewing functions without creating undue strain on the sensitive jaw muscles. If you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, our Northridge Invisalign provider can help.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that can help you get the straighter smile you crave without any of the discomfort that is associated with traditional orthodontic treatments. Braces use a series of metal bands, brackets and wires that are periodically adjusted to achieve alignment of the teeth and jaws, but Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gradually move teeth into position. Our expert in Invisalign in Northridge may determine that you are a candidate for Invisalign if you have:
• An overbite
• An underbite
• A crossbite
• Crooked teeth
• Gapped or widely spaced teeth
• Crowded teeth
At your initial appointment with our Northridge Invisalign provider, we will create your treatment plan. Dental impressions, X-rays and other images may be used to design your plan and create your new aligners. You will have greater control over your treatment, which results in fewer orthodontic visits. Aligners will need to be replaced every two weeks to create the precise movements that are needed to achieve your healthy smile.
Invisalign makes getting straight teeth easier and healthier than ever. Our expert in Invisalign in Northridge recommends wearing your aligners for about 22 hours a day, but you can still remove them as needed. In fact, their removable design allows for better dental hygiene. Take your aligners out to eat, and then brush and floss after each meal for cleaner teeth and healthier results.
Every smile we treat is different, and your treatment time and costs will vary based on the extent of the misalignment and your treatment goals. We will explore your treatment and financing options at your consultation so that you can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Northridge.