Certified Invisalign Provider in Carlsbad CA
As a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Willes is a big fan of the remarkable transformations these clear aligners can achieve for many patients. However, it’s not just about the aligners; it also requires expertise in planning and meticulous refinements to create the most perfect smiles. Dr. Willes finds he needs to make modifications to almost every case in order to take the Invisalign-recommended algorithm from a good smile to a Dr. Willes-refined extraordinary one!
As he does for all of his patients, Dr. Willes taps into his years of specialty dental-facial orthopedic education and experience to create an ideal treatment plan designed especially for you—one that takes into account not only the alignment of your teeth but also the aesthetics of your face. So, even when it comes to Invisalign, having a trained orthodontist like Dr. Willes makes all the difference in achieving amazing results.
Although Invisalign clear aligners can be an excellent way to achieve a gorgeous smile without traditional braces, not all orthodontic issues can be perfectly resolved with Invisalign. In many of those cases, though, Dr. Willes can modify the clear aligners with additional aids to achieve optimal results. In your initial exam, Dr. Willes will be happy to discuss whether you are a good Invisalign candidate, and what that might look like for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment.
Why would I want Invisalign over other braces?
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. The freedom to take your aligners in and out is attractive, and one of the reasons Invisalign is so popular among adults and teens. However, it’s critical to faithfully wear your aligners. Leaving your Invisalign aligners out for long periods will signficantly impact the progress of your treatment.
They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in our office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does Invisalign work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.
You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
No Obligation Complimentary Invisalign Consultation
Dr. Willes is a board-certified orthodontist, serving patients in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Encinitas, CA. Willes Orthodontics provides excellent orthodontic care in a positive environment, resulting in beautiful smiles and stronger self-esteem. Contact us today for your free consultation.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.
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