Greyling Dental

General Dentist located in San Diego, CA

Having crooked teeth leaves millions of American adults unhappy with their smile. If you’re in this group, but you’re reluctant to try metal braces, Invisalign® provides a comfortable and discreet way to straighten your teeth. At Greyling Dental in San Diego, Dr. Joanne Vargas-Velasco offers cosmetic dentistry services like Invisalign to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Interested in Invisalign? For more information on this or other cosmetic dentistry services, call Greyling Dental or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option that can help straighten and realign crooked teeth. For many years, people looking to straighten their teeth had one only option: metal braces. While braces can effectively treat crooked teeth, they can also be uncomfortable and make hygiene and even eating certain foods difficult. Braces can also sap your self-confidence.

Clear aligners like Invisalign provide another option for straightening your teeth. The custom-fit aligners snap on over your teeth, but you remove them for eating, brushing, or flossing.

How does Invisalign work?

If Dr. Vargas-Velasco determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, she takes molds of your teeth. Dr. Vargas-Velasco then creates a personalized plan for adjusting your teeth, including custom-made aligners.

You will receive new aligners every two weeks. The aligners make small adjustments to the positioning of your teeth to gradually straighten them. Most people complete their Invisalign process within a year, but results may vary.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Many people would like straighter teeth but aren’t willing to consider braces. It’s true that braces can help fix your smile, but they may also make you feel self-conscious. There’s no hiding the fact that you’re wearing metal braces, so you may worry about how they will affect your appearance.

Braces can also be uncomfortable. The metal and wires may irritate your mouth, and braces can make it challenging to eat, brush, or floss. The Invisalign aligners can be taken out of those activities.

Also, the clear aligners are usually not noticeable. Your friends and family may not even realize you’re wearing them.

What can dental problems Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can help correct crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and overbites/underbites. While Invisalign can be an option for adults and older teens, younger children might not be mature enough to handle the responsibilities that go with the use of the aligners.

Invisalign may not be right for you if you have severe orthodontic problems. If you need to see a specialist to explore other orthodontic procedures, Dr. Vargas-Velasco can provide a referral.

Dr. Vargas-Velasco can help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you. If you’d like to learn more about how to finally straighten your teeth, book a consultation with Dr. Vargas-Velasco today.