We are the leading doctors in the Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and greater Ventura County area for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments. As an Invisalign Top 1% Provider we are widely regarded among dentists in Ventura County as the leading provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. While there are other dentists in the Oxnard and Thousand Oaks areas who may offer Invisalign, we’re the only practice who has earned status as an Invisalign Top 1% Super Elite Provider. When we treat with Invisalign, we finish our each case to the same high quality standard as our braces cases. So patients receive the same amazing results as traditional metal braces, but with the added luxury of Invisalign devices.
This isn’t just a name designed to sensationalize the product. Top 1% Provider status is a title awarded to doctors by the Invisalign company to distinguish the very best providers. Invisalign wants you—the patient—to have the best possible experience, and Top 1% Provider status indicates that a doctor has more experience practicing Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments than 99% of all other doctors in the world. When a doctor is a Top 1% Provider, this is Invisalign telling you that this person is the absolute best option for your Invisalign treatment. Distinctions like this are important, because while most doctors will state that they’re good at what they do, their experience isn’t necessarily quantifiable—you’re just taking their word for it. Top 1% Provider status is an endorsement from the creators of the treatment itself, and the Top 1% Provider Program is designed to help new patients considering Invisalign treatments find the best provider in their area.
Invisalign also has Preferred Provider and Premier Provider programs. You may find good doctors in these brackets, but that have treated significantly fewer cases that Top 1% Providers. We have treated well over 2000 teens and adults with Invisalign aligners. Premier Providers and Preferred Providers may have respectively treated as few as 50 and 10 cases total.
As a Top 1% Provider, we receive special pricing with Invisalign that not only allows us to provide the best pricing on Invisalign, but allows us to offer Invisalign for the same cost as traditional braces, or even lower than the coast of traditional braces in some cases. When you choose Premier Orthodontics, you’ll not only be receiving the treatment of the best qualified doctors in the Oxnard and Thousand Oaks region, but that you’ll also be receiving the best pricing on Invisalign treatments and devices.
Invisalign Teen is based on the same concept as standard Invisalign; provide a comprehensive teeth straightening solution using removable clear retainers. The Invisalign Teen treatment program has a few subtle differences. For one, because Teens may misplace, lose, or damage their devices, the Invisalign Teen program allows you to receive up to 6 replacement retainers free of charge. Many teens have teeth still developing, and Invisalign Teen is designed to provide additional space for growing teeth, and to guide teeth and roots into the best position. Some Teens may be tempted to not wear their retainer enough. The Invisalign Teen program requires that the patient wear their retainers as much as possible to achieve the best possible result, and taking retainers out too often can compromise the alignment of their teeth. To help parents and doctors monitor this, Invisalign Teen contains indicators that will show if the retainers have been worn for an optimal amount of time.
Traditional Metal Braces can generally be seen easily due to the metal brackets that are glued to the patient’s teeth. In some cases enamel colored metal brackets can be used for a more discrete appearance. Invisalign uses transparent plastic retainers. These are not easily noticeable, and the casual observer will not notice that you’re wearing retainers unless they look very closely.
Traditional metal braces require two years to treat an average case. Invisalign requires slightly less treatment time for an average case, and significantly less time for mild cases.
With most practices, Invisalign can cost more than twice the amount of traditional metal braces. Because we’re a Top 1% Elite Invisalign provider, we can actually provide Invisalign treatment for the same cost as traditional braces, and even lower in some cases.
The frequency of your office visits is dependent on your unique case and the treatment plan developed by your doctor. Most patients will require office visits every 4-8 weeks.
Metal braces are able to correct some complex cases more effectively than Invisalign. Your doctor will assess your case and determine if Invisalign is a good treatment option for you.
Invisalign provides a discrete visual appearance which is an important deciding factor for many patients, but another important feature is the ability to remove the retainers. Invisalign allows you to remove the retainers prior to eating (in fact, they must be removed prior to eating), so you don’t experience any of the food limitations that metal braces can present. Invisalign in general is also less intrusive and more comfortable because you’re only wearing retainers, and nothing is attached to your teeth.