Invisalign® Clear Braces in La Jolla
Dental misalignment not only affects your smile's appeal but could also impact your oral health. If you are an adult who's unhappy with your bite or dental alignment, orthodontic treatment can help you straighten your smile. At the dental practice of Richard Bialick, PhD, DDS, we offer effective Invisalign treatment in La Jolla to correct your bite and help you achieve an even smile.
Our Invisalign treatment is an ideal way for adults to treat mild to moderate bite issues. With Invisalign, you can quickly transform your smile and enjoy better bite function discreetly and comfortably. Whether you want to correct crooked teeth, crowding, or unwanted gaps, we can help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you. Visit or call our office to schedule your Invisalign consultation!
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What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional braces for correcting dental misalignment, including crooked teeth, unwanted tooth gaps, and dental crowding. If you have always wanted a straighter smile but were put off by traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners may be your solution.
Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear, removable plastic trays that exert pressure on your teeth to reposition them. Since they are removable, you can clean your teeth properly without wires and brackets getting in the way, and you don't have to adjust your diet when under treatment. Many adults enjoy how subtle the clear braces are, and that they allow you to straighten your teeth without affecting your appearance or lifestyle.
The Benefits of Invisalign for Adults
Invisalign clear aligners have numerous benefits making them an ideal treatment for bite problems. Some of the advantages of choosing Invisalign in La Jolla to straighten your teeth include:
Practicality: When it comes to convenience, Invisalign aligners offer you practicality. The aligners are removable, meaning they don’t get in the way when cleaning your teeth or eating. You can easily remove them and wear them again when you finish.
Comfort: Invisalign treatment consists of custom plastic trays that fit your teeth perfectly. The formfitting design makes the trays more comfortable, and you don’t have to worry about injuries or gum irritations during your treatment.
Smile Aesthetics: Invisalign trays are clear, making them barely noticeable. As such, you can straighten your teeth discreetly without affecting the appeal of your smile.
Short treatment time: Depending on the severity of your condition, you can complete your La Jolla Invisalign treatment between 9-18 months. Treatments like braces may require you to wear them for up to 2-3 years.
Fewer Dental Visits: If you have a busy or tight schedule, Invisalign treatment saves you time. Unlike other treatment options that may require frequent dentist visits for maintenance, you only need to visit our practice every few weeks so that we can evaluate your progress and make adjustments if needed.
How Our Invisalign Treatment Work
Our La Jolla Invisalign treatment is a straightforward process that requires only two dentist appointments to get started. We begin your treatment with a thorough evaluation of your oral situation to ensure you qualify for the aligners. We work with mild and moderate orthodontic issues and refer complex bite problems to a specialist.
Before your treatment, we take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab to create your custom trays. Usually, it takes ten days for your aligners to be ready. You will then come in for your Invisalign aligners, and our team will provide instructions on how to wear them to attain an even smile. We also provide all the information you need about the treatment and answer your questions.
Note that you'll need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours daily for the best results. Given the commitment involved, we recommend Invisalign treatment to patients aged 18 and older who can follow these requirements.
It's common for patients to have questions about Invisalign, especially if they've never had orthodontics before. We're happy to answer your questions and provide any information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health. Some common questions patients ask include:
Clean your aligners twice a day, preferably when cleaning your teeth. Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the aligners gently and remove any debris or plaque. Be careful to rinse it with lukewarm water to avoid damaging the plastic. Lastly, remember to rinse the aligners every time you remove them.
No. The aligners cannot withstand the pressure of chewing and grinding. Eating with your Invisalign aligners on can damage them. Eating or drinking can also cause the aligners to become discolored, and may trap food inside, leading to bad breath and increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Invisalign aligners comprise thin plastic trays, making them less likely to affect your speech. While your mouth may need a few days to adjust to the presence of the trays, this goes away quickly, and most people notice few if any effects on their speech over time.
Beautiful Smiles With Reliable Invisalign Treatment in La Jolla
Whether you are struggling with unwanted tooth gaps, misaligned teeth, or crowding, our La Jolla Invisalign aligners can help you attain an even, functional, and beautiful smile. Richard Bialick, PhD, DDS, and his team are committed to helping you enjoy better oral health through discreet, convenient orthodontic treatment. If you're ready to find out if Invisalign is for you, we're here to help! Get in touch with us today to discuss your orthodontic needs.
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