Supporting a serene experience with discreet, removable clear aligner orthodontic treatment (Invisalign, SureSmile, Reveal)
Serene Dentistry Ventura embodies our name in everything we do. Our kind and non-judgmental team fosters a sense of calm, relaxation, and comfort through highly personalized approaches to care and cutting-edge technologies, techniques, and treatments. By its very nature, clear aligner therapy is a stress-free and comfortable method to realign crooked, crowded, and unevenly spaced teeth. As clear aligners have evolved over the past 25 years, more patients of Dr. Klara Efner can benefit from this system that uses clear, removable aligners instead of obvious, fixed, silver-colored braces to gradually reposition the teeth and bring balance to poor bites.
Invisalign®, Sure Smile, Reval in Southern California
Dr. Efner supports the oral health and well-being of individuals and their families throughout our region of Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Oak View and Camarillo. She appreciates that gaps between teeth or crowding are more than a cosmetic issue. Teeth not spaced properly are more vulnerable to destructive decay and gum disease, as well as problems with function, such as inefficient chewing, speech impediments, putting excessive forces on teeth that are misaligned, etc. These conditions can lead to eventual tooth loss. Many oral conditions, including advanced gum disease (periodontitis), are also linked to a range of systemic conditions, from heart disease to poorly-controlled diabetes.
By realigning your smile, Dr. Efner boosts self-confidence and overall health. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign® and Sure Smile are highly desirable for many patients because they conveniently and gently use consistent pressure to move the teeth through the bone and into proper placements. If you are a good candidate for this process (and many patients are!), Dr. Efner will provide a series of oral appliances or aligner trays. These trays or aligners look similar, but each one is slightly different. They slide over the teeth and are worn for around two weeks each time. Patients then switch to the next tray that corresponds with their unique treatment plan. When worn as directed and under Dr. Efner’s close monitoring and supervision, patients can straighten their teeth around the same time or less, as traditional braces – only without the hassle associated with conventional systems that use metal brackets and wires.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, Sure Smile and others that are approved by your Dentists, can be removed when brushing or flossing your teeth. That way, you can maintain oral hygiene so critical to preventing the development of oral diseases that threaten the teeth and gums. We encourage you to contact our Ventura, CA office to schedule your clear aligner consultation. Our friendly team can be reached at (805) 653-1599, or, for your convenience, you may contact us at the “schedule an appointment” button featured on this website.