Invisalign Braces in La Mesa, California
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The invisible way to straighten your teeth, without braces.
Invisalign invisible braces can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted and hardly anyone will even know you’re doing it. It works through a series of clear, comfortable, and removable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing. So you can smile more during your treatment and after. And with over 70% of US dentists now certified to treat with Invisalign invisible braces, it has been proven effective in practices nationwide. Dr. Gray was one of the first general dentists in the country to be trained and certified in the use of these invisible aligners.
One patient of San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. Gray had an experience proving how invisible the Invisalign clear braces really are:
In most cases, Invisalign is 30-40% faster than traditional braces, getting you a straight, beautiful smile you’ve been hoping for, in less time.
Dr. Gray was one of the first general dentists to be trained and certified in the use of these invisible aligners, and has had tremendous experience enhancing the smiles of his patients. Perhaps yours can be next.
Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, but luckily about 80% of adults can benefit from it.
Call San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeff Gray in La Mesa, California and he would be happy to offer a complimentary Invisalign consultation.
The typical Invisalign patient is an adult, who either wore braces as a child and has had some changes since then, or someone who has always wanted straight teeth and just never had the opportunity. Invisalign invisible braces are perfect for most adults, as they are removable and you have the flexibility to decide to wear them or not, in a social or business setting.
A recent Invisalign patient said this: “Dr. Gray, I am so pleased with my results. I just can’t tell you. This whole process has been amazing. From where my teeth started to where they are now is incredible. I’m very happy. My neighbor has been in regular braces for 5 years, and you accomplished what I wanted in just over a year. Thanks so much. –Becky K.
What Is Invisalign?
- Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Using space-age computer CAD-CAM technology, Invisalign creates a series of clear, comfortable aligners (pictured to the right) that gently and quickly straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- Over the past 5 years, Invisalign has proven to be an extremely effective and efficient way to help adults achieve the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. (See John’s letter below)
How Does Invisalign Work?
You wear each set of computer-generated comfortable aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them for meals and to brush. To get the best results, you’ll want to wear your aligners about 20-22 hours/day.
Side Benefit – Many of our patients have reported a 5-7 lb. weight loss as the result of decreased snacking throughout the day.
- About every 2 weeks you will switch to the next aligner in the series, as your teeth are gently moved towards the final position.
- You normally will come to the office for a check up and to pick up your next set of aligners about every 4-6 weeks, making this convenient for most patients’ busy schedule.
- Total treatment time will vary based on your teeth, but on average Invisalign treatment is 30-40% faster than traditional braces and best of all, it’s nearly invisible. Most patients time of treatment averages between 6-14 months. Some are quicker, some may be slightly longer.
John’s INVIALIGN Story
I never wore braces as a kid, and seeing what many of my friends went through at the time, I was glad. But as I got older, I started becoming more and more self conscious of my smile. Let’s face it, crooked teeth cannot only be unhealthy, but unattractive as well. I knew that I wanted straight teeth, but at what cost? I was now at a point in my life where I had built a business that required me to meet with clients daily. Or if I wasn’t meeting with them, I was definitely talking to them. The thought of having to do this with a mouth full of braces wasn’t too appealing. So, like most people that are faced with this type of situation, I just put it off. That is until one day, approximately two years ago. I was sitting in Dr. Gray’s office expressing my concerns regarding braces, and he suggested Invisalign, a nearly invisible alternative to braces. I was somewhat blown away by the concept, and decided that if I qualified (because apparently not everyone does) I would do it.
If you’ve never heard of the Invisalign system, or you’re unfamiliar with how it works, well it’s kind of like the trays that you use to whiten your teeth, except they fit more snug. During the first week I wore them, my teeth were pretty sore. But considering that their purpose is to permanently move your teeth, a little soreness was expected. However, the soreness went away relatively fast (within the first week or so). Now every once in a while, I will experience a little soreness, but not enough to slow me down. Since I started wearingInvisalign aligners, I wear them all the time (day and night), except when I eat or brush my teeth. In the beginning, talking with them took a little getting used to, but again, after a short period, I was totally used to them. The best thing is that most people can’t even tell I’m wearing them. It’s actually kind of interesting because I’ve found that the only time anyone notices them is when I’m wearing sunglasses. I would imagine that’s because people typically look at your eyes when they speak to you, that is unless you’re wearing sunglasses. Then they tend to look at your mouth.
I’m coming to the end of my time with Invisalign system, and I have to say that the results are amazing! I can’t believe how straight my teeth have become. I highly recommend Invisalign for anyone considering braces. They are especially nice for adults, as they are virtually invisible. You just pop them out to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. I never thought having straight teeth could be so easy and relatively convenient.
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If your teeth are not straight, we invite you to come to our San Diego area office to see the difference Invisalign braces can make. Contact our office in La Mesa, California today or fill in the form at the right of this page and we will contact you. We are happy to answer your questions about Invisalign clear braces and show you more before and after pictures of actual Invisalign patients of Dr. Gray.