Interested in orthodontic correction in Thousand Oaks or Westlake Village? You’ve come to the right place. We love orthodontic dentistry of all kinds, including Invisalign.
You can get the smile of your dreams from Westlake Dental Associates with the help of Dr. Thomas Wuesthoff and Dr. Scott Lundy.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that uses plastic aligners instead of the bracket-and-wire architecture of metal braces. These aligners look similar to a retainer, and apply gentle pressure to the teeth to shift them over time. This results in a straighter, more attractive smile.
Depending on your situation, Invisalign can be just as effective as metal braces. It can even be a faster treatment method for patients with minor orthodontic imperfections.
Because it’s fast, nearly invisible, and comfortable, Invisalign is especially popular with older teens and adults of any age who wish to avoid wearing braces.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign treatment process is quite simple. The first step is to come in for a consultation with one of our doctors. Your teeth will be examined, and the doctor will use x-rays, images, or impressions to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
If you are a good candidate, this information is sent to Invisalign, where your aligners will be custom-made. Once they’re ready, you’ll come back to Westlake Dental Associates to pick up your first few sets and ensure the aligners are a good fit.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, 20-22 hours per day, removing them only when you eat and drink, and to brush and floss. Once the 2 weeks are up, just switch them out for the next set. You’ll also have regular checkups with the dentist every 4 weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing properly.
Most treatments require somewhere between 10-24 sets of aligners, so they are usually done in less than a year. However, this will vary based on your orthodontic needs.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has many benefits that may make it a more appealing choice than traditional braces.
- Nearly invisible – Invisalign aligners are made of thin, clear plastic that is nearly impossible to see. Nobody has to know that you’re getting orthodontic treatment if you don’t want them to!
- Fast treatment times – Metal braces usually take 18-24 months in adults. Invisalign is usually faster, often requiring only 12 months or less.
- More comfortable – There are no wires or brackets to poke your mouth, and no rubber bands that may break. With Invisalign, the pressure exerted on your teeth is gentle, even, and consistent, and most patients report minimal discomfort.
- Comparable to metal braces in cost – Invisalign is usually slightly more expensive than metal braces, but the benefits may outweigh the additional cost.
Interested In Invisalign? Come To Westlake Dental Associates Today!
Invisalign is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to correct their smile, but also wants to avoid metal braces. To see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, contact us at (805) 496-4247 to schedule an appointment today. You can also drop by our offices, located at 176 Auburn Ct. Suite 5, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Dr. Wuesthoff and Dr. Lundy have years of experience with Invisalign and other orthodontic options, and can help create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
“I couldn't ask for a better place. They're always honest about what I need. I get text confirmations for appointments and they offer after 5 visits which are fantastic if I can't get off work early. The staff are very nice, easy to talk to. I love my dental hygeinist! Nothing but love for this place, well as much as you can have for the dentist!”
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