With Invisalign treatment at Brandon Orthodontics in San Clemente, you’ll achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without anyone knowing you’re wearing braces. And because Invisalign clear aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. Simply remove the aligners and brush and floss as usual.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear orthodontic aligner made of a comfortable, smooth plastic that is practically invisible when worn. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. In addition, brushing and flossing are no problem with Invisalign aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth into place. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to their final position. You will visit our office every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. You will have a beautiful, straighter smile at the end of treatment!
What are Some Additional Benefits of Invisalign?
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, there are many benefits of Invisalign, including the following:
- Fewer Office Visits: You will only need to visit our office about once every six weeks for treatment, as opposed to traditional braces, which require monthly visits.
- Customized Treatment Plan: Your Invisalign treatment will be customized to meet your specific needs and goals.
- Virtual Results: You can see the virtual results of your treatment before you start!
Introducing the iTero Scanner
The iTero scanner is a revolutionary piece of technology that has revolutionized how orthodontists perform treatments. The iTero scanner is a small wand-like device that takes a 3-D image of your teeth and jaw structure. This allows Dr. Brandon to create a detailed and accurate digital representation of your mouth. The iTero scanner helps with the Invisalign process by allowing Dr. Brandon to create a set of Invisalign aligners that perfectly match your mouth.
The iTero scanner is an excellent alternative to traditional goopy impressions. With the scanner, you no longer need to have your mouth filled with a goopy material that can be uncomfortable and messy. The wand makes the Invisalign process much more comfortable and efficient.
Brandon Orthodontics is the first practice in San Clemente, CA, to offer the iTero Scanner. This cutting-edge technology allows us to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. We are proud to be the first practice to offer this revolutionary technology.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on your case. During your consultation, we can give you an accurate estimate of the cost of treatment. Overall cost is nearly the same as clear brackets.
How are My Clear Aligners Customized?
Your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made to fit your teeth. First, we will take an impression of your teeth. Then, we will use these impressions to create a 3D model of your teeth. We will use this model to design your custom aligners. The 3D modeling system also means seeing the results of your clear aligner treatment before you even start!
How Do I Care for My Clear Aligners?
To clean your aligners, brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also rinse them with lukewarm water. It is essential to clean your aligners every day to remove any food or plaque that may be building up on them.
How Long Will Invisalign Take to Work?
The length of treatment will vary depending on the individual case. Most cases can be completed in 12-18 months. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and give you an estimate of the length of treatment.
Can I Still Eat My Favorite Foods While Wearing Braces?
Yes! Because the aligners are removable, you can eat whatever you want during treatment. Just be sure to brush your teeth after eating and before putting your aligners back in.
Invisalign in San Clemente, California
If you are considering Invisalign, we would love to help. Call for a consultation with Dr. Alex Brandon and his fantastic team to discuss your needs and see if Invisalign is the right choice. We understand that everyone’s teeth are different, and we will develop a custom treatment plan to deliver results you will love. So don’t hesitate to call us – let’s get started on your new smile!