Oxford area patients can now enjoy the benefits of straight teeth without using traditional metal braces. Invisalign® cosmetic dentist, Dr. Khoury, has extensive experience with these easy, removable alternatives to the look and feel of ordinary braces.
No other teeth-straightening option offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign. And no matter what stage of your life, you'll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference with how you live, but has significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Oxford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Khoury plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
Come into Oxford Smile Center for a complimentary smile analysis. Dr. Khoury will create a detailed treatment plan and provide you with an estimate of the length of the procedure, based on your needs.
Complimentary Smile Analysis
During the consultation, you and Dr. Khoury will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. The doctor will determine if Invisalign is right for you. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the treatment: costs, dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns.
At the Center, we will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create digital 3-D images of them. From these images Dr. Khoury will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, he will even be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
Getting Your Personal, Custom Aligners
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.
A Simple Process—With Only Occasional Checkups
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with Dr. Khoury, usually only every six weeks or so. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
Length of Time Until You Reveal Your New Smile
While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces, but since your teeth won't be covered by wires and brackets, you'll be able to see improvement much sooner. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.
Minimal Lifestyle Impact
With Invisalign, the aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they're also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!
The aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that great smile couldn't be easier!
You'll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.
Special occasion coming up? No problem - just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you're ready. Of course, even when you're wearing them, most people won't even know you're going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!
For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue wearing your aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouth guard, simply remove your aligners and you're good to go!
Your bedtime routine can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be struggling with trying to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.
Treatable Conditions with Invisalign
Here are some of the common conditions currently treated with Invisalign:
- Widely Spaced Teeth
- Overly Crowed Teeth
Left untreated, these conditions can cause serious problems including teeth shifting, gum problems, periodontal disease, tooth decay, abnormal tooth wear and chipping, plaque accumulation, and bone loss.
If you have additional question or are ready to take advantage of a complimentary smile analysis, simply complete our online appointment request form or give us a call: (248) 969-7645