Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign®
Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of. Since being certified, Dr. Jerome has treated over 5000 patients.
Invisalign Teen uses the same Invisalign® technology as adult aligners, moving teeth gradually with each set of clear, comfortable plastic aligners, But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we've added a few special features. Invisalign clear aligners are twice as durable and 30% stronger than other retainers.
As a child grows, their smile grows with them. And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment. This is known as phase 1 treatment. At this stage, orthodontists can see issues that may need early treatment to address a developing problem.
What is Invisalign®?
Are you seeking a revolutionary way to achieve a straighter, more confident smile without the hassle of traditional braces? Look no further than Invisalign, the modern orthodontic marvel that has transformed the way people achieve beautiful smiles. At Signature Orthodontics, serving San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Jerome and his team are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced orthodontic solutions. Let's explore what Invisalign is, how it works, who can benefit from it, and more in this comprehensive guide.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign employs a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their ideal positions. These aligners are virtually invisible, making it an ideal choice for those who want to maintain a natural-looking smile throughout their treatment.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign utilizes advanced 3D imaging technology to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. This plan includes a series of aligners that are worn sequentially, each one slightly adjusting the position of your teeth. You'll typically wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next. As you progress through the series, your teeth will gradually move into alignment, providing you with a beautifully straight smile.
Is Invisalign Suitable for All Age Groups?
Yes, one of the remarkable features of Invisalign is its versatility. This innovative orthodontic solution is suitable for both teenagers and adults. In fact, many adults who may have been hesitant to pursue traditional braces due to cosmetic concerns find Invisalign to be the perfect alternative.
Are There Any Dietary Restrictions with Invisalign?
One of the significant advantages of Invisalign is that there are no dietary restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which can limit your food choices and lead to difficulties in cleaning your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can simply take them out before meals, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods without worry. Just remember to brush and floss before reinserting your aligners to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
How Often Should I Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
For the best results, it is recommended to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. This gives your teeth the constant, gentle pressure they need to move into their desired positions. However, you can remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How Long Does the Invisalign Treatment Typically Take?
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of the case. On average, most patients achieve their desired results within 12 to 18 months. Dr. Jerome and our team will provide you with a customized treatment plan and a clear timeline during your initial consultation.
What is the Cost of Invisalign Treatment Compared to Traditional Braces?
The cost of Invisalign treatment is competitive with traditional braces, and it may even be covered by dental insurance. During your consultation, we'll discuss the specifics of your treatment plan and provide you with a detailed cost estimate. At Signature Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment options to ensure your journey to a straighter smile is as accessible as possible.
What Happens If I Lose or Damage One of My Invisalign Aligners?
Accidents can happen, but don't worry. If you lose or damage one of your Invisalign aligners, contact our team at Signature Orthodontics right away. We can provide guidance on whether to move on to the next set of aligners or to order a replacement if necessary. It's crucial to maintain the continuity of your treatment for the best results.
Invisalign is not only a discreet orthodontic solution but also a convenient and effective one. If you're considering orthodontic treatment in San Diego, CA, Chula Vista, CA, National City, CA, Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, or El Cajon, CA, contact Dr. Jerome at Signature Orthodontics at (858) 924-1800. We're here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign, the future of orthodontics.