Creating a New Smile With Invisalign

Creating a New Smile With Invisalign

You want to correct your smile because you care about the way you look. So you may be dreading the prospect of unsightly braces for the next year, or more. For this and other reasons, Invisalign may be for you. Get in contact with Dr. Michael McCarthy in Camarillo, CA, to find out if you are a candidate for the treatment.

They're Just Like Braces

Invisalign works the same way as braces. They slowly, and gently, nudge your teeth into place over time.

They can correct a number of dental problems like overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped and crowded teeth.

They're Not Like Braces

You put them on like you would a mouthguard. But they are made of clear and very durable plastic. So you don't have to worry about looking like you are wearing braces.

Because they are removable, you aren't bound by a list of recommended foods as you are with braces. Your dentist may still recommend a healthy diet, but you don't have to worry about eating something that is going to wreck the wiring in your mouth or will be a pain to clean. You can brush like you normally would.

In fact, you should not wear the aligners for longer than 22 hours a day. You will also be making trips back to your dentist for a new set every few weeks as your teeth begin to shift.

This means that your treatment requires a little more personal discipline on your part to make sure you get the most progress out of it, but the trade-off is worth it.

Invisalign in Camarillo, CA

Invisalign isn't for everyone. Older teenagers and adults will most benefit from the treatment. But children may not as their teeth are still growing. Severe cases may also be best treated by traditional braces.

Only your doctor can determine if Invisalign is right for you, so call Dr. McCarthy in Camarillo, CA, at (805) 482-3214.

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