Sasha Bhor, DDS -  - Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Oasis Smiles

Sasha Bhor, DDS

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

If your teeth are overcrowded or marred by gaps, Invisalign® clear aligners can create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted — invisibly and without fixed braces. At Oasis Smiles in San Diego, California, Dr. Sasha Bhor uses advanced technology to develop a custom cosmetic solution for your unique orthodontic and oral health needs.

Invisalign Q & A

by Sasha Bhor, DDS

What are Invisalign clear aligners?

Invisalign is a breakthrough system that straightens your teeth without conventional fixed braces.

Using a series of clear plastic aligners that are created with a sophisticated digital scanning system, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth into the correct position.

These clear aligners are comfortable to wear, manufactured with highly flexible polymers, and easily removed when you eat, brush your teeth, or engage in sports. Best of all, they are virtually undetectable when you smile.

Is Invisalign the right treatment for me?

The Invisalign system is ideal for mild to moderate spacing or crowding issues. More complex orthodontic problems like crossbites, open bites, overbites, and underbites could require traditional fixed braces.

When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Bhor will examine your teeth, jaws, and mouth to determine if Invisalign is the appropriate treatment for you.

How do Invisalign aligners work?

Like fixed braces, Invisalign aligners exert a gentle force on your teeth, gradually correcting their alignment.

After performing a digital scan of your mouth, Dr. Bhor creates a computerized, 3D model of your teeth. That's the blueprint for a series of clear aligners, each one subtly different from the other.

During your therapy, you will use a new aligner every week. Typically, Dr. Bhor will evaluate your progress about every six weeks. Over time, your teeth will move and shift into the right place, producing a beautiful new smile.

How do I prepare for wearing Invisalign aligners?

Before Dr. Bhor fits you for the Invisalign system, she will perform a complete oral exam, including X-rays. In some instances, such as overcrowding, the dentist might need to remove one or more teeth to optimize the benefits of your alignment therapy.

How long will I need to wear Invisalign aligners?

You should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve the best results.

On average, adult patients wear Invisalign for about one year. However, how long your treatment lasts depends on the extent of your orthodontic issues. After Dr. Bhor evaluates your mouth, she will provide an estimate of how long your treatment will take.

If you suffer from crowding, gaps or other orthodontic issues, Oasis Smiles has the tools and technology to give you a radiant new smile with the Invisalign clear aligners system. Contact Oasis Smiles today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bhor.