Invisalign Specialist

Westlake Smile Studio

Mimi Theerathada, D.M.D.

Cosmetic Dentist located in Westlake Village, CA

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! Mimi Theerathada, DMD, the general and cosmetic dentist at Westlake Smile Studio in Westlake Village, California, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Westlake Smile Studio or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

Invisibility

When people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal.

Comfort

The soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces.

Convenience

You can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat.

Timing

With Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Theerathada may recommend a different treatment. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Westlake Smile Studio for a consultation.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Theerathada examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He / She may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. With these, Dr. Theerathada will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Next, Dr. Theerathada fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. New aligners may be made as your teeth begin to shift. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Talk to Dr. Theerathada if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Westlake Smile Studio or booking an appointment online today.