Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces for patients with minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems, such as crooked teeth and minor jaw alignment issues. Because everyone's smile is unique, Dr. Jessica Kim offers free, no-commitment Invisalign consultations in downtown San Diego. Call us now at (619) 696-0510 to get in touch and see if Invisalign is right for you.
One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is the subtle nature of the treatment. It won’t change your appearance or affect your speech like traditional metal braces. Invisalign’s clear aligners are not only completely invisible when worn, but they’re also removable, making it easier to brush and floss normally. With Invisalign, there are no dietary restrictions and you can even take them out to play sports or musical instruments.
Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional braces, since there are no metal pieces to poke your mouth, and it exerts more gentle, even pressure to shift your teeth. Typically, it is also faster, so you can straighten your smile without the wait.
Instead of wires, brackets, and rubber bands, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth. These thin, clear aligners are shaped similarly to a retainer or a night guard for teeth grinding. Each one exerts gentle pressure on your teeth, moving them toward the proper position.
Under the supervision of Dr. Kim, you’ll correct your smile with multiple sets of aligners, which are usually worn for 20-22 hours per day for 2 weeks per set. Often taking less than a year, your completed treatment will result in the restoration of your confidence with a straight, beautiful smile.
The average Invisalign patient requires between 20-24 sets of aligners, and each set is worn for about 2 weeks, making the typical treatment time is about a year. Because every smile is unique, however, the timing can vary between patients.
The cost of Invisalign varies for each patient based on their particular orthodontic issues, treatment plan, and expected length of treatment. However, Invisalign is usually comparable in cost to braces. To find out how much Invisalign will cost for you, give us a call at (619) 696-0510 to schedule a free, no-commitment consultation at Urban Dental now.
Caring for your Invisalign clear aligners is easy and intuitive. An important aspect of aligner care is making sure you remove them when eating or drinking anything besides water. Rinse them and place them in the carrying case to keep them safe from damage, and brush or rinse your mouth before putting them back in to prevent the buildup of food particles on your teeth and your aligners.
You’ll also need to clean your aligners every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fragrance-free, clean-rinsing soap. Do not use hot water, as this can warp and damage your aligners. These are the basics of aligner care, but Dr. Kim will give you detailed instructions after you’re approved for treatment.