What is Invisalign orthodontic treatment?

Do crooked or crowded teeth keep you from smiling?


The desire to improve a crooked smile is about more than looking good. Crooked, crowded teeth can affect your speech and ability to chew with ease. They can also cause discomfort and disturb the alignment of your bite.

At Ocean View Dental Care, we can improve the appearance of your smile and correct its alignment and function with Invisalign® clear aligners.

Like traditional wire and bracket braces, Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment option. Unlike metal braces, however, they are removable and nearly invisible.

Invisalign is an innovative, discreet, and convenient option for those wanting to improve their smile without clunky, irritating, and painful brackets and wires.

What are the benefits of Invisalign orthodontic treatment?

Compared to traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign aligners offer numerous benefits.

  • Since you can remove the aligners when eating, you don’t face the numerous dietary restrictions that patients with traditional braces have.
  • Since the aligners are removed for oral hygiene, you can perform more effective brushing and flossing without the need for extra tools or accommodations. Since maintaining clean teeth is easier, Invisalign patients face fewer instances of dental decay and gum disease.
  • If needed, you can remove the aligners for athletic activities, which makes wearing protective mouthguards more convenient.
  • Since Invisalign is, in a sense, the ultimate “take home assignment,” you spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
  • While there may be some mild discomfort as you progress through the aligners, you will not experience the pain of “wire-tightening”
  • There are no wires that can break or poke your soft tissue, minimizing discomfort and injuries.
  • You’ll never have to go to the dentist to replace a broken bracket.
  • With clear aligners, your teeth are not hidden behind unsightly metal. Since they are clear and fit perfectly, people standing right next to you probably won’t even notice them.

In summary, while you should wear Invisalign clear aligners 22 hours a day for the most effective, efficient treatment, the aligners can be removed for things like eating, oral hygiene, and even sports activities. Orthodontic treatment using Invisalign allows for optimal oral hygiene, improved safety, less potential for injury from brackets and wires, and increased options with the foods you eat.

How does Invisalign orthodontic treatment work?

Invisalign straightens misaligned teeth through the use of a progressive series of clear, removable, plastic aligners rather than the metal brackets and wires used with traditional orthodontic treatments.

During an initial consultation, your dentist will collect the information needed to develop a customized, personal treatment plan for you. This includes examination, impressions, and discussing your desires and treatment goals.

The clear aligners are then designed based on the collected information.

When you receive your Invisalign aligners, your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to wear them. Although you can remove them, you should try to wear them at least 22 hours each day. This will keep you on track for achieving the desired results within the expected time frame. Additionally, your dentist will tell you when to switch to a new tray. Following the correct tray sequence is also important to the outcome of treatment.


Common Orthodontic Questions

At Ocean View Dental Care, we believe you deserve to have the healthy, straight smile you have always wanted. Our highly trained Invisalign providers can move your teeth and improve your bite without metal brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign clear aligners improve your smile with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.

Is Invisalign right for me?

If you are interested in this treatment option, you should consult with one of our trained Invisalign dentists at Ocean View to learn more about it. Keep in mind, however, that although Invisalign is an effective treatment in many circumstances, some patients’ complex misalignment issues may respond better to traditional orthodontic treatment.

Our dentists can give you a sense of whether Invisalign will be effective for you and your specific needs and desires after evaluating your case.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If your insurance plan offers coverage for orthodontic treatment, it may cover some of the costs associated with Invisalign. Our experienced and dedicated billing staff will work hard to maximize your insurance benefits. We encourage you to talk to our billing team after your consultation for specific details about what obligation you can anticipate for your treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient and is dependent on several factors. Your dentist can give you a better idea of the anticipated costs in your case after your initial consultation.

Find out More Today

If you are interested in finding out if you are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign, contact us online or call (949) 388-0780 today to set up your consultation.

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San Clemente, CA 92673

(949) 388-0780