Perfecting your smile reinforces who you are matches how others perceive you
Next time eyes are on you, make sure they recognize the real you with a charismatic smile sculpted by an Invisalign® clear alignment system in San Diego, CA.
Straighter, more beautiful teeth are easier than ever before with this modern alternative to braces. Braces can be extremely uncomfortable and frustrating for patients. Traditional braces impact your life every day when you need to eat, and that doesn’t even take into account how unsightly they are. Take advantage of today’s smile solutions and find out how Invisalign works for your life. Read More
After a traumatic incident with one of her front teeth and an implant many years ago, Gina was unsuccessful in finding a cosmetic dentist who could help her. That is, of course, until she came to The Art of Dentistry. Find out how the treatment she received from Dr. Campbell elevated her smile from good to excellent. Get a smile you’ll love.
Who can receive Invisalign?
Invisalign is available to the vast majority of patients seeking a straighter smile they can feel confident in. Invisalign can fix a multitude of dental issues including:
Whether you had traditional braces as a teenager or have never worn braces at all, Invisalign can offer you solutions. This revolutionary technology tends to be most popular among adults seeking the discreet nature of smile improvement that Invisalign affords them. This treatment is also a great solution for those suffering from malocclusion, a condition where the upper and lower teeth don’t align properly.
While adults tend to be the most common Invisalign users, there is, in fact, a special version of Invisalign available to teenagers. It’s almost entirely the same, except it includes an additional feature that allows parents to ensure their teen has finished that aligner set.
Affording Invisalign Costs
While it’s true that Invisalign often costs quite a bit more than traditional braces, most patients find that the benefits make the additional costs well worth it. Generally, we find that those with dental/ orthodontic insurance can have the costs of Invisalign covered up to the point that traditional braces would be covered. If you have concerns about the costs of Invisalign San Diego residents can always call our office to see what payment options may be available.
Determining the cost of Invisalign
There are many factors that can affect the cost of Invisalign. Some of these include lab fees charged to the dentist, the number of clear aligners needed, the number of Viveri Retainers, and any procedures to speed up the process. Far and away though the number one factor affecting costs is the length of treatment. The longer a patient must wear Invisalign aligners, the higher you can expect costs to be. The length of treatment will be unique to each individual and an only be determined with an in-person appointment with a smile professional. The length of time is determined by what dental issues need to be corrected. Generally speaking, the more severe the problem, the longer you can expect to wear Invisalign.
Why Art of Dentistry?
Located in San Diego, CA, the Art of Dentistry dentists are consistently recognized as top in their field by their peers. In 2006, Dr. Landau received the title of Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is one of only 400 dental professionals to receive this prestigious title. Along with Dr. Addleson and Dr. Campbell, we at The Art of Dentistry pride ourselves on our highly experienced and skilled staff. Call our office conveniently accessible from Pacific Beach, CA and Mission Valley, CA today!
You may have some idea of what Invisalign is, but many people don’t fully understand how it works. Invisalign is a medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible due to its thin and clear nature. These aligners are simply put “invisible braces” that are computer-generated for your own custom fit. This advanced technology comfortably and slowly moves your teeth into the desired positions. Generally, a patient will wear aligners anywhere from a year to a year and a half. During that time, you may wear between 20 and 30 different sets of aligners as they are changed out every few weeks to keep up with your changing smile.
Well, the first and most obvious reason to go with Invisalign is that there is no visible hardware. While it may be fairly common to see kids and teenagers sporting metal over their teeth for a year or two, the same cannot be said for adults. Changing out the colors of your bands on your braces just doesn’t have the same appeal for most adults. In addition to being virtually undetectable, they are also removable. So whether you’re getting pictures taken or just sitting down at the table to eat dinner, you don’t have to worry about pesky wires inside your mouth. When it comes to eating, this is a huge benefit. Not only do traditional braces make it difficult to eat, but they also limit the types of food you can consume. With Invisalign there are no limits on what you eat; simply remove your aligners before the meal and put them back in after you’re finished eating. Plus, you need not worry about the difficult and lengthy cleaning process that comes with working around traditional braces. Simply remove your Invisalign aligners and brush just as you normally would.
Ultimately, Invisalign offers patients the ability to achieve the straighter smile they’ve been dreaming of without changing their whole life to revolve around a set of painful metal brackets and wires.
Smiles reflect more than just our happiness. They also reflect who we are as a person, our personality. Many people find they struggle with mismatched personalities – who they actually are compared to how they are perceived by others.
We often see this happen with smile imperfections:
The last thing you want to do when feeling insecure about your smile is to draw even more attention to it. Traditional metal braces will catch everyone’s eyes. Instead of building your confidence the longer you wear them, traditional braces can leave people smiling with closed mouth grins or avoiding smiling altogether. Some people even try to completely avoid pictures during their time wearing metal braces. Do you really want to give up memories for a year or two of your life while trying to achieve a better smile when you don’t have to? The alternative is Invisalign. No one will even know you’re wearing Invisalign unless you tell them. Not only that, but you’ll frequently be wearing a new set of aligners as your smile changes. That means you don’t have to wait until it’s all over to see the results you’ve been dreaming of. With metal braces, it’s nearly impossible to see the progress your smile has been making, but with Invisalign, you’ll see your smile slowly coming into place every step of the way.