teenagers and invisalign

How Teens can get Straight Teeth without any Embarrassment

teenagers and invisalignThousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA

Anyone who says that you never get a second chance to make a first impression apparently forgets what it was like to be in school. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college; each new school year represents a fresh start. Lots of students make a change at the beginning of a new school year: a new look, a fresh haircut, or getting contact lenses, so they no longer need glasses. Many adolescents and teenagers also receive braces to correct crooked teeth. Maybe you’re self-conscious about receiving braces, for whatever reason. Perhaps you’re an adult who didn’t have orthodontic treatment when younger, and now you’re worried about the stigma of being a grown-up with braces. Whatever the case, Integrative Dental Arts wants you to know that straightening your teeth doesn’t mean you have to choose traditional metal braces. Learn how Dr. Kathleen Carson can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing!

Why is orthodontic treatment important?

Did you know that having crooked or crowded teeth can have negative consequences on your oral health? Over time, the misalignment of your teeth can make them shift, causing problems with your bite and jaw—even temporomandibular joint disorder, an ailment that often causes significant pain. Having crooked teeth also can make them harder to brush and floss, increasing your risk of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

If you have ever wanted to straighten your teeth, but aren’t too keen on having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires, then Invisalign offered in Westlake Village at Integrative Dental Arts may be right for you.

Learn about the advantages of Invisalign

  • Invisalign works fast The typical course of Invisalign treatment is completed in 12 to 18 months. With braces, a patient usually can expect the course of treatment to last about two years, although the timeline varies, depending on the condition of your teeth.
  • Invisalign is metal-free If you have a metal allergy, braces might not even an option. Invisalign can be a great solution for patients with this type of allergy. Also, the plastic aligners used in Invisalign won’t irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the inside of the cheeks, and gums.
  • Invisalign is almost invisible The plastic aligners used in Invisalign are completely clear. That means it’s nearly impossible to notice when they’re being worn. Many Invisalign patients choose this method of treatment for exactly this reason, especially self-conscious teens, or even adults.
  • Invisalign is removable Yes, you read that correctly. Although you need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day, you can remove them when eating, drinking, or brushing and flossing your teeth. Plus, if you have a special event to attend, you can leave your aligners at home. Just be sure to wear them for the allotted amount of time each day to achieve your desired results in the timeframe discussed with your dentist. By removing your aligners before performing your dental hygiene routine, you can clean them thoroughly each time. Braces patients have to deal with cleaning around the wires and brackets, which can become breeding grounds for cavity-causing bacteria.

Invisalign in Agoura Hills

Not every dentist is certified to provide Invisalign. Dr. Carson can prescribe this state-of-the-art method of orthodontic treatment for you. Every few weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners, with the end result being a mouth full of perfectly aligned, straight teeth! For questions about Invisalign, pricing, payment, or orthodontics in general, schedule a consultation with Integrative Dental Arts today by calling (818) 889-0400 if you live in the areas of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village in southern California.