A healthy smile is a balanced smile. When the upper and lower jaws do not properly line up, the jaw joints and teeth are subjected to abnormal pressure. This can lead to excessive wear, an increased risk of damage, and other dental problems. Teeth that are crowded or improperly spaced can be more vulnerable to decay and gum disease. Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita Invisalign dentist, offers Invisalign to correct misaligned smiles.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligner trays. Each aligner tray is designed to fit your smile at a specific treatment stage. Trays are switched periodically as your teeth adjust, and as your teeth move closer to their final positions, you will see your new smile start to emerge. Dr. Lozada, expert in Invisalign in Santa Clarita, can use Invisalign to treat crossbite, overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, spaced teeth, and crooked teeth.
Invisalign Santa Clarita
At your first appointment, Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita Invisalign dentist, will determine if Invisalign is right for you. Next, he will create your treatment plan, which is based on images, impressions, and X-rays of your smile, which are digitized to create a 3D model of your teeth. Each tooth in this model is moved and adjusted until it is in the proper position. Once the aligners have been created, you will begin wearing them for twenty to twenty-two hours a day, and move on the next one about every two weeks. You will only remove the aligners during meals or for brushing and flossing.
During treatment, good dental hygiene is absolutely essential. Brush thoroughly after each meal before replacing your aligners, and floss at least daily. Be sure to clean your aligners as recommended. Visit Dr. Lozada, expert in Invisalign in Santa Clarita, for professional cleanings about twice a year or as recommended. You might also benefit from professional fluoride treatments, which can strengthen your teeth against tooth decay and help combat oral bacteria.
Call us today to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lozada, cosmetic dentist in Santa Clarita.