Clear aligner treatment is an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. This treatment method uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that are easily removable and deliver fantastic results in just a few months.
Fun Fact: Straightening your teeth goes beyond aesthetics! By aligning your teeth and improving your bite, we can:
- Decrease your likelihood of tooth decay and therefore gum disease
- Simplify your oral hygiene routine
- Lessen TMJ pain and migraine headaches
- Create a more functional occlusion and thereby safeguarding your teeth for greater longevity
At San Diego Dental Specialists, we're here to help guide you on our clear aligners options.
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Why clear aligners?
Get the perfect smile with clear aligners! These discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatments are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces.
Here are some of the top advantages of clear aligners:
Clear aligners are made of transparent plastic and are practically invisible when worn. You can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your treatment!
Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, making them a great option for anyone seeking a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
Enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions! Clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing, making them a convenient choice for maintaining good oral hygiene.
They’re custom-made to fit your unique smile. This makes them highly precise and effective at moving your teeth into the desired position.
They can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, from crowding to misaligned teeth. Clear aligners can help you achieve the perfect smile regardless of your dental concern.
They tend to be faster and more efficient at straightening teeth than traditional braces. Many patients see the desired results in as little as six months to a year.
Our Clear Aligners options at San Diego Dental Specialists
At San Diego Dental Specialists, we offer Invisalign as our aligner of choice to help you achieve the perfect smile. Here are some of our top clear aligner treatments:
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. This virtually invisible treatment can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing, making it a convenient option for adults seeking a more discreet orthodontic solution.
Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for teenagers and offers all the benefits of Invisalign with additional features to accommodate the unique needs of younger patients. The aligners come with compliance indicators, which help ensure that your teen is wearing them for the recommended amount of time each day.
Invisalign First is an innovative orthodontic treatment designed for children who have a mix of baby and permanent teeth. This treatment uses custom-made, clear aligners to gradually straighten and align teeth, creating a healthy and beautiful smile. By starting treatment early, parents can help their child achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and avoid more extensive and costly treatment down the line.
If you're interested in clear aligner treatment, our San Diego Dental Specialists team can help you determine the best option for you and your kid’s unique dental needs. Contact us today!
What to expect during your San Diego Clear aligners appointment
- We’ll examine your mouth and take X-rays to ensure that clear aligners are the best treatment for your situation.
- We’ll take a digital scan of your teeth and create a custom digital treatment plan.
- This digital treatment plan will be transformed into a series of clear aligners, of which the trays will be worn for 21-22 hours/day.
- Average treatment takes around 12-18 months to complete, though you’ll see results much quicker!
Frequently asked questions about clear aligners
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners work by applying gentle, constant pressure to your teeth, which gradually moves them into the desired position. You’ll wear a series of aligners, each designed to move your teeth a little bit more until you achieve the desired results.
Are clear aligners comfortable to wear?
Yes, clear aligners are designed to be comfortable to wear. They do not have any metal wires or brackets that can irritate your mouth, and they are custom-made to fit your teeth.
How often should I wear my clear aligners?
You should wear your clear aligners for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How long does clear aligner treatment take?
The length of clear aligner treatment varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues. In general, treatment can take anywhere from 6-24 months.
Can I eat and drink with my clear aligners in?
No, you should remove your clear aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.
How do I clean my clear aligners?
You can clean your clear aligners by gently brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can scratch the aligners.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
We’ll help you understand your insurance benefits and file claims on your behalf. For those without insurance, flexible financing options and easy payment plans are available.
No matter your financial situation, we’ll help you maximize your insurance benefits and receive the necessary treatment.
We offer individual music and TV & DVD viewing during your appointments, free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, and beverages. And if you’re looking for a sedation dentist in San Diego, we can help you with Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation, depending on what is medically right for you.
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San Diego Dental Specialists
11616 Iberia Pl
San Diego, CA 92128, USA