Invisalign in San Diego, CA
There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligners in the world.
A perfect solution for orthodontic relapse, upper and lower front crowding and spacing.
Invisalign clear aligners are a virtually invisible solution so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Wearing the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements Dr. Shervin plans out for you. Every aligner is engineered to apply the perfect amount of force at the right place.
In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The best part about the whole process is most people don’t know that you are straightening your teeth. The advantages of Invisalign are the following:
- Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy
- Allows you to remove when you want
- Brush and floss normally
- Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic
Invisalign®️ can address a wide range of dental concerns, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, misalignment, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, and more. When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Shervin will take images of your teeth and oral structures. These records will then be sent directly to Invisalign®️, where they will produce custom-fit aligners for you to wear. Each clear aligner should be worn for about two weeks before you move on to the next tray in the series. Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss; however, they should be worn at all other times to optimize benefits. Depending on your unique individualized treatment plan, the Invisalign®️ process can take between 6 and 18 months to complete.
This advanced treatment offers numerous advantages over metal braces. Invisalign®️ has no metal parts that can abrade the sensitive gums, lips, and tongue. Additionally, fewer appointments may be needed with Invisalign®️ than with traditional braces. Many adults find the highly visible nature of metal braces unappealing, and Invisalign®️ offers a discreet alternative.
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Frequent Asked Question (FAQs) - Invisalign
What is the Purpose of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® trays are designed to get teeth from a misaligned position to a desired new position. Dentists use Invisalign when a patient has crooked, crowded, protruding, or tilted teeth. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign works unnoticeably since the trays are translucent and not easily visible. Many people never realize that you have appliances in your mouth for aligning teeth. Most individuals concerned over the visibility of traditional metal braces would prefer the best teeth aligners like Invisalign. Even so, only some bite misalignment issues can be corrected with Invisalign. This system is ideal for mild and moderate cases of misalignment.
Is 20 Hours A Day Enough for Invisalign?
Yes, the 20 to 22 hours of wearing Invisalign is enough and effective at guiding your teeth to new positions. You should only remove the aligners while brushing, flossing, and eating. Make sure you don't leave the aligners off the mouth for over 30 minutes, particularly during the beginning of wearing a new set of aligners. The first 72 hours of new aligners are most effective, and you should optimize that time to get the teeth to shift to the next position.
Do You Sleep with Invisalign?
We advise our patients to wear their Invisalign aligners for roughly 22 hours daily, meaning you must wear them while sleeping at night. Although the first night of having Invisalign in the mouth may feel uncomfortable, you will get used after some time. You will drift off asleep just as before starting your orthodontic treatment. Having your Invisalign while sleeping helps provide the constant pressure needed to shift the teeth.
How Invisible Is Invisalign?
The transparent or clear plastic in Invisalign trays is unlike a completely invisible substance. Invisalign clear aligners are hard to detect. It is not easy for others to notice that you have them since they are not easily visible. While the clear aligners often go unnoticed by onlookers, some situations can make them noticeable. For instance, if you stand in direct sunlight or a brightly lit room, the light can reflect off the aligner's plastic material, making them slightly more obvious.
How Long Do You Keep Invisalign Per Day?
Dentists advise that you have your Invisalign in the mouth for around 20 to 22 hours per day for them to deliver the desired results. Your Invisalign can only effectively shift the teeth to new, targeted positions if they provide constant pressure throughout the day or night. That means having them in for most hours - day and night. The remaining two hours are when you have the trays out of the mouth while eating, brushing, or flossing or when you want the mouth to rest a little.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Although an excellent way of straightening teeth, Invisalign treatment can sometimes feel uncomfortable. It can bring some pain and soreness. However, the pain is minimal and not as much as traditional braces. In most cases, Invisalign wearers experience pain when they start using Invisalign and switch to new trays. It happens because, in these incidents, the teeth are moving into new positions for the first time, or the mouth is not accustomed to the new shift.
Does Invisalign Change Your Face Shape?
The answer is that no orthodontic treatment, whether braces or Invisalign, directly impacts the length of the face or the nose. People may think that their nose has changed in shape after Invisalign or braces or that the face has lengthened just about an angle. After shifting the jaws and teeth into position, the angles between the lips and nose are altered. At times, the angles between the lip and chin are altered. As such, the nose and other features may look different from the usual look.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
We recommend Invisalign braces to old teenagers and adults since their teeth have developed, unlike in younger patients when their teeth are still growing. You should have permanent incisors and premolars erupted to get Invisalign. Again, an Invisalign dentist suggests Invisalign to patients with mild to moderate crookedness, crowding, and underbites. We may suggest metal braces in severe malocclusions since they are more sturdy to put the immense pressure needed for severely misaligned teeth. One should also be devoted to wearing the aligners for 20 or more hours daily.
Is Invisalign Worth It for Older Adults?
Invisalign near you is ideal for the ages of early 20 to 80 years. Many adults believe that they have grown beyond the age of wearing Invisalign or braces. However, no upper age limit exists when it comes to using Invisalign. Don't let anyone tell you that you are old, your teeth have fully set within your jaws, and they cannot move, as this is untrue. Teeth can move at any age with the right pressure. The difference may be that it may take a little longer.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Apart from working inconspicuously to move teeth, smile Invisalign is also comfortable. They don't irritate the gums or even cause punctures to the soft tissues, as with metal brackets and wires in traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign is removable. You can take them out whenever you want if you wear them for at least 20 hours daily. Invisalign in San Diego, CA, works on different misalignment and malocclusion issues, from overbites to underbites to protruding jaw and teeth or crooked and overcrowded teeth.