Are you someone who wishes they had straightened their teeth during childhood but missed the opportunity? Or perhaps, you could have used braces earlier, but now your teeth have shifted again as an adult. Although you want to straighten your smile, you can’t imagine life with “train track” braces.
Have you heard about Invisalign? It’s a convenient adult orthodontic system offered by All Smiles Dental Studio in Encinitas, California. The Invisalign method helps you achieve a beautifully balanced and uniform smile using minimally visible, removable aligners.
If you have used traditional braces before, you know the treatment uses metal wires and brackets to move your teeth to the desired position. Metal braces are permanently attached to your teeth; only a dentist can remove them. Invisalign doesn’t use metal to straighten your teeth. Instead, the system uses a series of customized, clear, and removable aligners to apply controlled pressure on your teeth to move them into proper alignment.
Invisalign uses patented thermoplastic material (SmartTrack) that’s elastic enough to fit snugly over your teeth. Unlike metal braces with sharp edges that can poke your soft issues, Invisalign trays are smooth and gentle on your gums and cheeks.
Want a beautiful smile with Invisalign treatment? The first step is to schedule a consultation with an Invisalign-certified dentist like Dr. Shahrokh. Your Invisalign treatment starts with a complete oral exam. During this assessment, we scrutinize your oral health and bite to establish your candidacy for Invisalign.
Next, we take some impressions and create a 3D simulation of your treatment plan. You get to see how your teeth will be aligned even before starting treatment.
Once happy with the treatment, we send your molds to an Invisalign lab to custom-make your set of aligners. Your aligners will arrive after two to three weeks. When picking them, we’ll give you instructions on how to wear and maintain them. Typically, clear aligners should be worn 20-22 hours daily, and you should change each set every 7 to 10 days.
After you successfully transform your smile, we recommend wearing a retainer to maintain your perfect smile. You should wear your retainer full-time for the first three to six months and every night after that.
The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are minimally visible. When undergoing treatment, no one will notice your aligners unless you disclose them.
Discreetness is hardly the only advantage of Invisalign. Other perks include:
At our office, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile. That’s why we even welcome patients without dental insurance to explore our affordable in-house payment plans. Your financial situation shouldn’t stand in the way of achieving the smile you desire.
Dr. Ali Shahrokh, a distinguished graduate in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, brings over a decade of expertise to his dental practice in San Diego. Committed to improving oral health and well-being of his patients, he utilizes advanced procedures and equipment in a serene dental studio. Dr. Shahrokh's dedication to excellence and extensive experience makes him a trusted authority in the field, providing cutting-edge dental care to his patients.