Your Invisalign® Dentist in Carlsbad
Patients interested in straightening their teeth don’t always have the time or inclination to undergo treatment with traditional bracket and wire braces. Traditional orthodontics offer predictable results honed over years of use and innovation, but that doesn’t mean they’re the right solution for every patient. Another long-used, predictable orthodontic option we offer at Polished General Dentistry is the Invisalign clear braces system. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to gradually shift teeth into their ideal position in just twelve months of treatment on average. Contact our Carlsbad, CA team to find out more or schedule an Invisalign consultation. We treat patients from San Marcos and other nearby communities as well.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Each set of Invisalign trays mimics the structure of patients’ teeth, only their representation is one step closer to the desired end result. While wearing each set of trays, pressure is placed on teeth to gently shift them into this new position over the course of about two weeks of daily wear. Then, patients exchange the current set for the next set in the series. Every four to six weeks, you will visit our office for a quick dental checkup appointment where we’ll make sure the smile is shifting according to plan. We’ll also provide the next sets of alignment trays and make any timeline or treatment adjustments as needed.
Benefits of Invisalign®
- They look great – they’re almost completely invisible!
- Aligners are comfortable, especially compared with other orthodontic options
- The treatment time is shorter than traditional orthodontics overall, and regular visits are shorter and less frequent, saving patients time over the course of care
- Because aligners are removable, patients’ daily oral hygiene habits and diet are not impacted at all throughout the course of care