Invisalign La Jolla
Invisalign treatment has revolutionized the world of orthodontics, offering a clear, comfortable, and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. With its innovative technology, Invisalign has become the go-to solution for patients seeking a beautiful, confident, straight smile without the discomfort and appearance of metal braces.
Dr. Sabourin in La Jolla, San Diego, leads an exceptional dental team that specializes in bringing this modern solution to patients needing orthodontic treatment, making them experts in Invisalign treatment.
This comprehensive guide will discuss the ins and outs of Invisalign treatment in La Jolla, from the initial consultation with Dr. Sabourin to maintaining your new smile and dental care after treatment.
Invisalign with Dr. Sabourin in La Jolla: Your Path to a Beautiful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
With more than 35 years of cosmetic dentistry experience in San Diego, Dr. Sabourin is a top Invisalign dentist who has helped countless patients achieve dream smiles.
The Invisalign treatments are customized for each patient by creating an individualized treatment plan based on their specific oral health requirements and objectives.
Dr. Sabourin offers patients a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. He ensures patients receive the highest quality care, preventing potential issues such as gum disease.
His dental practice offers various cosmetic dentistry services, including veneer placement, cosmetic bonding, whitening, and Invisalign, with many testimonials from happy patients.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear braces are an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment options and are ideal for straight teeth for most adults and teens. Invisalign braces enable straightening teeth with little interference with your lifestyle.
In addition to being more comfortable than metal braces, most people won’t even know you’re wearing braces because they’re so inconspicuous.
When you choose Invisalign, you’ll receive a series of 20–26 custom-made, clear, removable aligners created specifically for you. The aligner trays are smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible braces that fit snugly over your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are fabricated from a proprietary material called SmartTrack. This extremely durable and BPA-free clear plastic improves the quality and targeted control of tooth movement gradually and comfortably.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Discreet orthodontic treatment
- It doesn’t require any food limitations
- Smooth and comfortable to wear
- Greater self-confidence during treatment
- Fits busy adult and teen lifestyles
- Removable aligners allow proper brushing and flossing for good oral health
Invisalign Treatment: What to Expect
Steps Involved in the Invisalign Treatment Process
Consultation and Assessment
Please book a consultation with Dr. Sabourin at his La Jolla dental clinic.
Decide if Invisalign is the most suitable transparent aligner system for orthodontic treatment.
Detailed Treatment Steps
At your initial consultation, Dr.Sabourin will discuss your orthodontic needs and evaluate whether Invisalign is the right option. He believes in communication as transparent as the clear aligners you’ll receive, so he always tells you what to expect and discusses costs upfront.
Next, the impressions are sent to the Invisalign dental lab to create your customized trays using an advanced 3D printing process. Dr. Sabourin works closely with Invisalign on any adjustments that need to be made to ensure your aligners precisely match his specifications.
When the last tray has been worn for the final two weeks, some patients still need minimal adjustments to achieve a perfect smile. If you require this, Dr. Sabourin will contact Invisalign to order “refinement” trays without any additional charge. As before, it may take up to a month for the Invisalign trays to be delivered to our practice.
After proper alignment, Dr. Sabourin recommends wearing the Invisalign Vivera retainer while you sleep to prevent teeth from shifting and moving. The retainer is custom fit to your smile, which ensures comfort and helps increase the likelihood of compliance.
For more information, see our Invisalign Treatment Process page.
Customized Treatment Plan
Aligner Wear and Progression
Invisalign Patient Results
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Making the Right Choice
- Improved aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible, making them a more discreet option.
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth plastic, eliminating the discomfort often associated with metal brackets and wires.
- Potentially shorter treatment durations: In some cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed faster than traditional braces.
Aesthetics and Comfort
- They are more comfortable to wear due to the smooth plastic material that does not irritate the mouth.
- The gentle pressure applied to the teeth during treatment is often less discomforting than the pressure of metal braces.
Treatment Duration and Cost
Common Dental Concerns Addressed by Invisalign
- Crowding: When there isn’t enough room in your jaw for teeth to fit, teeth can bunch up, overlap, or twist, which can cause them to get pushed to the front or back. This makes it easier for plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria to build up, increasing your risk of tooth decay.
- Crookedness: Crooked teeth can negatively impact your self-esteem, oral health, and general wellness, making it more difficult to brush and floss properly.
- Gaps: Besides tooth gaps being cosmetically undesirable, teeth that don’t fit tightly together enable bacteria to flourish in the spaces, increasing the risk of tooth decay. Gaps can also cause speech problems.
- Overbite: While an apparent cosmetic issue, upper teeth that jut out in front of your bottom teeth can cause breathing and speech problems, difficulty chewing, tooth decay, gum disease, and painful temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) dysfunction.
- Underbite: If lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth, this can cause wear and tear on your front teeth, chewing difficulties, and sometimes speech problems.
- Crossbite: If your upper and lower jaws don’t line up, this can lead to loosening teeth, gum recession, enamel wear and tear, tooth decay, and TMJ-related pain.
- Open bite: When your top and bottom teeth don’t meet, biting into certain foods can be extremely difficult and cause speech problems.
Maintaining Your Smile After Invisalign Treatment
Oral Hygiene and Dental Care Practices
- Brushing your teeth at least twice daily
- Flossing daily
- Use an interdental brush or water flosser for hard-to-reach areas
- It’s also important to schedule regular dental checkups every four to six weeks to monitor your oral health and address any potential issues before they become more serious.
Invisalign for Teens: A Discreet Alternative to Braces
Financing Options for Invisalign Treatment
Dental Insurance Coverage
Payment Plans and Financing
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign Cause Any Side Effects?
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Can Invisalign Be Worn During Sports?
Is $6,000 Average for Invisalign?
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Can I Get Invisalign if I Have Crowns or Veneers?
Can I Get Invisalign After Wearing Traditional Braces?
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Is Getting Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today
Interested in finding out if Invisalign is an excellent option to achieve straight teeth? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sabourin to assess your smile and determine if you’re a good candidate for virtually invisible Invisalign.