If you had minor alignment issues with your teeth in your younger years and you opted not to have them treated, you could be prone to dental problems as an adult. Beyond cosmetic issues, misaligned teeth can cause problems with dental attrition and increase your risk of suffering dental fractures.
One easy way to correct modest dental alignment problems is to have Dr. Lautt fit you for Invisalign® at his Ventura, California, orthodontic clinic. These clear, plastic aligners can alter the position of your teeth in about the same amount of time it would take braces to align your teeth. You will need to wear Invisalign® in your mouth for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. This allows the aligners to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets.
Each set of Invisalign® is tuned bring you one small step closer to the ideal alignment of your teeth. You will need to change to a new set every two weeks. This will gradually alter the position of your teeth to reduce your chances of suffering dental problems.
Dr. Lautt will start the process of fitting you for Invisalign® by examining your mouth. This will help determine the number of custom aligners needed to fully correct your smile. Dr. Lautt will then form a detailed impression of your teeth which will be sent to the Invisalign® lab where dental technicians will create your aligners.
While Invisalign® is in your mouth, you can drink and speak normally. Yet you will still need to remove them before eating. When you’re not wearing them, you will also need to keep Invisalign® in the case provided.
If you live in the Ventura, California, area and you are interested in having Invisalign® correct your teeth, you should call 805-650-1080 to schedule an appointment at Coastal Orthodontic Care.