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Invisalign® Specialist

Modern Age Dentistry

Dentist located in West Hills, CA & Ojai, CA

Is the prospect of wearing clunky metal braces holding you back from having the smile you’ve always wanted? There is another way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign treatment is a less noticeable, more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. At Modern Age Dentistry in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, West Hills, Canoga Park, Ojai, Oak View, Los Feliz, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas, California, Dr. Alistair Saeghi transforms the smiles of teens and adults with Invisalign - nearly twice as quickly as with traditional braces.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a clear aligner that is custom-made to fit tightly on your teeth. Every two weeks, you switch to a new aligner designed to create just the right amount of force to gently shift your teeth.

Before receiving your first Invisalign aligner, Dr. Saeghi takes impressions or scans of your teeth. Using those, he maps out a treatment plan to achieve the desired results. He then explains exactly how you can expect your teeth to move and approximately how long the entire treatment will take. He checks on your progress every six weeks or so.

For the best results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners 20 - 22 hours every day, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss. Because they are nearly invisible, most people won’t even realize you are wearing them. When treatment is complete you can preserve your beautiful smile and prevent teeth from shifting out of alignment with custom-made retainers.

How is Invisalign different than braces?

There are many benefits to using Invisalign over metal braces to straighten your teeth. While both options are effective in both simple and complex cases, Invisalign is unique in that it:

  • Is nearly invisible
  • Is painless
  • Is easily removed for eating and brushing
  • Offers noticeable results faster
  • Is free of uncomfortable wires and brackets
  • Requires fewer office visits than braces
  • Offers SmartTrackⓇ technology for predictable tooth movement

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are lightweight, simple to use, and very effective in treating many orthodontic issues.  Invisalign can help patients with overbites, crossbites, gaps between teeth, and teeth that are too crowded. Resolving these problems also prevents the decay, gum disease, and excessive wear often caused by misaligned teeth.

While not all orthodontic and dental issues can be treated with Invisalign, it may be right for you if:

  • You have healthy teeth and gums, free of disease and decay
  • Your orthodontic issues are not overly severe
  • You are committed to wearing Invisalign all the time - except to eat and brush
  • You are a teen or adult, because your teeth have stopped growing

Dr. Saeghi will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if Invisalign is right for you. 

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is another safe and effective solution for a number of issues ranging from crowded teeth to gaps and uneven spacing. The aligners are made from a comfortable, durable material that resists cracks, looks virtually invisible, and poses no risks to the health of your teeth and gums. ClearCorrect offers several treatment options that help you straighten your teeth with a set of 6 or 12 aligners. 

ClearCorrect allows you to achieve your perfect smile without the discomfort and inconvenience of metal braces. To find out if Invisalign or ClearCorrect is right for you, book an appointment by phone or online today.