Certified Invisalign Provider in Carlsbad CA
Invisalign clear aligners can be an excellent way to achieve a gorgeous smile without traditional braces. However, 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.
With Invisalign, as with any treatment Dr. Willes presents, he taps into his years of specialty dental-facial orthopedic schooling and experience to recommend the best treatment plan for you. In your initial exam, Dr. Willes will be happy to discuss whether you are a good Invisalign candidate.
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, it’s critical not to abuse the privilege. Leaving your Invisalign aligners out for long period will 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 today for your free consultation.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.