Orthodontics in Thousand Oaks
Invisalign & Removable Orthodontics
Unhappy or embarrassed by your crooked teeth? Ensure your smile lasts a lifetime with proper Orthodontic care from Laura Fathi D.D.S.
Dr. Fathi and her team are at the forefront of removable orthodontics, using scientific evidence and an artistic approach to create beautiful, fully-functioning smiles. We offer patients various removable orthodontic systems, including the revolutionary Invisalign system.
The clear alternative to conventional braces…
Want to straighten your smile with virtually invisible treatment? Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is fast, effective, comfortable and is flexible to suit any lifestyle.
How does Invisalign work?
We use advanced 3-D imaging equipment, and create custom made removable aligners to move your teeth. Invisalign patients will wear a series of aligners for approximately two weeks at a time, which exert mild pressure to manoeuvre teeth to their desired position. The Invisalign aligners will be custom-made to fit your teeth with 3-D imaging software in a way that will put gradual pressure on the parts of the teeth that need to be pressured into alignment. You will be required to wear your aligners day and night for the best results, as compliancy is what ensures this treatment is effective. You will also be required to visit Dr. Laura Fathi periodically in order to ensure that your treatment is progressing as intended.
The benefits of removable orthodontics…
These removable orthodontic systems are a lifestyle friendly way to straighten your teeth at any age. They are perfect for business professionals or younger individuals as they do not disrupt your everyday appearance with clunky metal braces. The Invisalign system can be removed to enjoy your favorite sticky or crunchy foods, and to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Best of all, if you have a special event coming up such as a school formal or a wedding, you can simply remove your orthodontic system to enjoy socializing and being photographed for the entire event. It is important to note that your diligence whilst wearing your orthodontic system will influence your treatment time and final results, and so the system must be worn consistently to achieve a beautifully straight smile.
Many patients choose a teeth whitening treatment to finish their Invisalign treatment
Teeth whitening treatment can provide the final touch to your Invisalign treatment. Many people find that after their teeth have been straightened they have areas of the tooth that have been affected by discoloration due to plaque accumulation. Dr. Laura Fathi will first thoroughly clean your teeth and mouth and then perform her teeth whitening treatment (which takes less than an hour).