The many benefits of straightening your teeth with clear, removable Invisalign®

Invisalign® represents one of the best things you can do for your smile and your whole self! At Brighton Dental in San Diego, California, we are pleased to offer such a life-transforming orthodontic treatment. 

Modern orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® 

Many of you reading this may recall the unfortunate days of having limited options to straighten your crowded, crooked teeth. “Brace face” was a real thing, considered to be almost a rite of passage. Nowadays, patients (teens and adults alike) have options to correct their misaligned teeth. These options do not require wearing noticeable, silver-colored brackets and wires that tend to break, are hard to clean, and can only be removed by your orthodontist. 

Invisalign® is among a category of orthodontic treatments that use a series of aligner trays to gradually reposition teeth. Each aligner tray or oral appliance places consistent yet gentle forces on the teeth, similar to how traditional braces effectively move teeth. However, these aligners are made from see-through plastic. They are not noticeable when you smile. They can also be removed. Just be sure to wear the aligners as directed by your dentist, Dr. Paige Woods.

Generally, Dr. Paige Woods recommends that trays only be removed when eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. Keep them in all of the time; otherwise, failure to do so can delay your progress and results. Also, be sure to wear the trays in the correct order. Each tray is clearly marked and goes along with a different stage of treatment. Trays are typically worn for no longer than two weeks. You only need to visit Dr. Paige Woods around every six weeks. So, she can check that treatment is progressing as it should be and answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. There is no uncomfortable tightening of wires to contend with during these visits, as would be the case with traditional orthodontic treatment with braces. 

On average, patients with good compliance can straighten their teeth in around nine to 15 months. In addition to the obvious benefit (beautiful-looking teeth that are straight and evenly spaced!), Invisalign® patients enjoy:

  • Easier brushing and flossing – no more struggling to clean between crowded teeth
  • Improved oral health due to the ease of cleaning teeth 
  • Fewer headaches and TMJ symptoms due to their “bite” being corrected 
  • Renewed or newfound self-confidence because they love how they look!

Your new smile awaits at Brighton Dental. So, what are you waiting for? We welcome your call at (619) 831-8559. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment on this website.