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Dentistry at the Promenade

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Invisalign® is the first and most advanced invisible teeth-straightening system. If you’re looking for straighter teeth and a great overall smile without braces, Invisalign treatment at Dentistry at the Promenade in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California, is the solution you’ve been waiting for. Call Estela Caeg-Bustamante, DMD, and the team or book online to set up your consultation now.

Invisalign Q & A

How is Invisalign different from braces?

Invisalign and braces do the same thing: straighten your teeth. But nearly everything else is different. Braces consist of metal brackets cemented to your teeth, as well as thin wires that pull the brackets together. It’s also quite common to wear rubber bands to help align the teeth while wearing braces. 

Invisalign is completely metal-free. It consists of clear tooth-shaped trays, called aligners. Invisalign aligners are made of a unique patented plastic called SmartTrack®, which works up to 50% faster than other aligner systems. Your aligners move your teeth over time, but rather than painful bracket tightening, you simply swap out aligner trays roughly every two weeks until you finish your treatment. 

You can remove Invisalign aligners for meals and also when brushing and flossing. Generally, you should wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day for ideal results. Most patients find the treatment incredibly comfortable and convenient. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth in secret since they’re invisible!

How do I get Invisalign?

The first step is a consultation at Dentistry at the Promenade. As professional Invisalign providers, the team makes your screening process easy and simple. They offer both original Invisalign, which is tailored for adults, and Invisalign Teen, which is specially made for the unique needs of adolescents. One of them is likely right for you if have issues like overbite, underbite, open bite, or tooth crowding. 

If you’re ready, you can get started immediately. Your provider uses a high-tech imaging system to take digital impressions of your teeth and then works with those images using a 3D computerized treatment planning program.

Your provider can customize every part of your Invisalign treatment, including the movement of every individual tooth.

The Invisalign labs create your aligners using your digital impressions and the treatment plan, and then you’ll come to Dentistry at the Promenade for your fitting. Simply swap the aligners as directed and visit your provider for occasional checkups to stay on track to a great smile.

How long does Invisalign treatment last?

You’ll learn the approximate treatment time during your initial appointment. In general, Invisalign treatment is about the same as braces: around 18 months or less. Depending on how much your teeth need to move and the desired outcome, you’ll generally get a total of 12-48 aligners to wear. 

Invisalign is great for both teenagers and adults who want invisible, removable, and super comfortable teeth straightening. Call Dentistry at the Promenade or click online scheduling to book your consultation today.