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Invisalign Invisible Braces

You have attended every routine exam and cleaning in your dental plan, and you never skip or skimp on your at-home oral health practices. The result: You have perfectly healthy, white teeth. Now you’re ready to take the next step and straighten out the imperfections in your smile, but you want to avoid traditional braces. Fortunately, at Park Dental Arts, San Diego dentists Dr. Curtis and Dr. Thompson offer two comfortable and nearly invisible braces options for patients with mild to moderate misalignment: Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

Invisalign Invisible Retainer

Invisalign custom-made aligner

What are clear braces?

These teeth-straightening systems use clear aligners that are made out of nearly invisible plastic and, unlike traditional braces, can be inserted and removed for special occasions, eating, and your daily cleaning routines. The aligners are BPA free and so smooth that they don’t irritate your cheeks and gums. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are  an invisible-braces method that begins with a consultation during which you and Drs. Peggy Curtis and Hilda Thompson plan the desired result. A series of custom-made aligners are then used to correct your unique misalignment.

The Treatment Process

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with Drs. Peggy Curtis and Hilda Thompson. They will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once an invisible-braces option has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Drs. Peggy Curtis and Hilda Thompson will:

  1. Take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
  2. Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
  3. Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear through the day
  4. Monitor your progress and have you change aligners ever two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment

 

As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.

FAQ

Who can use Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
Unlike other types of invisible braces, Invisalign is appropriate for teenagers and adults alike.
How long does Invisalign and ClearCorrect take to straighten teeth?
Drs. Peggy Curtis and Hilda Thompson will determine the length of treatment based on the severity of your unique situation. On average, patients who seek out invisible braces will need them for 12 months.
How much does Invisalign or ClearCorrect cost?
The cost of an invisible-braces treatment is similar to traditional braces and some types of clear braces. At Park Dental Arts, we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options that are designed to help you achieve straight teeth with the Invisalign or ClearCorrect system.

Call (619) 241-4439 today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with our San Diego dental office and to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.