La Jolla Dental Group

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in La Jolla, CA

If crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious when you smile, you don’t have to live with them. The team of dentists at La Jolla Dental Group in La Jolla, California, use Invisalign® and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Call La Jolla Dental Group to learn more about how Invisalign can help you, or book an online appointment today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a noninvasive, orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to correct misaligned or unsightly teeth. Invisalign helps improve the appearance of your teeth and smile if you suffer from:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth

La Jolla Dental Group determines if Invisalign is a good match for you after reviewing your medical history and completing a thorough dental examination.

How are Invisalign aligners made?

Aligners are made using state-of-the-art, advanced technology. When you come in for your Invisalign office visit, La Jolla Dental Group uses an iTero Element® scanner to capture a 3D image of your teeth. She uses this image to map out:

  • How your teeth will shift over time
  • The way aligners should be shaped
  • The end result of what your teeth will look like

After we obtains images of your teeth, a lab makes Invisalign aligners using a patented SmartTrack® flexible material.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

You’ll obtain numerous benefits when choosing Invisalign treatment to correct unsightly or crooked teeth, such as:

  • Straighter teeth
  • A more attractive smile
  • Removable aligners
  • Invisible aligners
  • No brackets or wires
  • No latex, BPA, BPS, or gluten

Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is less invasive and a good option for many adults and teenagers.

How does Invisalign work?

When your Invisalign aligners arrive, you’ll wear them for about 20 to 22 hours every day. You’ll take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth.

When you wear aligners regularly, your teeth gradually shift into a straighter, more desirable alignment. You may need a new set of aligners every week or so and will come in for checkups at La Jolla Dental Group about every six weeks.

La Jolla Dental Group lets you know how long you’ll need to wear aligners to maximize results. After Invisalign treatment is complete, ask our doctors about wearing a custom-made Vivera® retainer to keep your teeth straight indefinitely.

When you’re ready to achieve the beautiful smile and self-confidence you deserve, call La Jolla Dental Group today or book an appointment online.