Gateway Smiles & Implant Center

Dental Implant Specialists & General Dentists located in Rancho Bernardo, Poway, CA

If you need braces to straighten your teeth but the thought of a mouth full of metal turns you off, Invisalign® might be what you’ve been looking for. At Gateway Smiles & Implant Center, Dr. Azita Vakili and Dr. Meeve Chie offer Invisalign aligners that are practically invisible and straighten your teeth faster than traditional metal braces. You can even take them out to clean them and when you eat. Call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment at the Poway, California, office to find out more about Invisalign.

Invisalign Q & A

Gateway Smiles & Implant Center

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an effective teeth-straightening treatment program that uses virtually invisible aligners to produce excellent results and transform your smile. They are made out of thermoplastic materials and look like teeth-whitening trays. Your aligners are custom-made for you in a lab using impressions of your teeth.

How does Invisalign straighten my teeth?

During treatment, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day. You can take them out to clean them or to eat and drink. While you wear your aligners, their special design promotes the use of controlled force, which gradually shifts your teeth, realigning your smile.

Your dentist can make adjustments to your aligners easily without pulling at wires and metal as they track the progress of your results during treatment.

At each stage of treatment, the aligners only move certain teeth. Your dentist maps out the specifics of how your teeth will be straightened at the outset. You will graduate to new sets of aligners every so often. At your regular visits to Gateway Smiles & Implant Center during treatment, your dentist keeps you informed and updates you on your progress.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

When you wear your Invisalign aligners, people can barely notice anything is out of the ordinary in your mouth. For both adults and teens, this often makes wearing Invisalign aligners much more appealing than traditional metal braces.

Also, you can take out your Invisalign aligners when you eat so food won’t get stuck in them. This helps with keeping them clean. You can also take them out when you brush and floss so you don’t slack on your oral hygiene.

With Invisalign, another key benefit is you spend less time at the office for adjustments. There are no complicated metal or wire adjustments to perform at each visit. Check-ins during Invisalign treatment are simple, short, and routine.

How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?

You can rinse or soak your Invisalign aligners with lukewarm water to keep them clean. You can also brush them. The most effective way to take excellent care of your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System, which is available to order online.

If you have crooked teeth that could benefit from Invisalign, call or use the online booking tool today and set up a consultation at the Poway, California, office.