Invisalign Clear Aligners – Encinitas, CA

Custom. Comfortable. Clear.

Has the thought of wearing metal brackets and wires stopped you from getting braces in the past? If so, then you’ll be happy to know that there is an effective, safe, and discreet alternative: Invisalign. With this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, we can gently and comfortably move your teeth from where they are now into their ideal positions, improving your confidence, oral health, and bite in the process. If you’d like to see if you’re a candidate, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us. If you want to learn more about this cosmetic dental treatment before making an appointment, read on!

Why Choose McElroy Smiles by Design of Encinitas for Invisalign?

  • Cutting-Edge Dental Technology
  • Additional Financing Available Through CareCredit
  • Convenient Appointment Times

How Invisalign Works

To move your teeth from where they are now to their properly aligned positions, our Encinitas dental team will create a series of custom-made clear aligners. Once they arrive at our office, we’ll show you how to take care of them and give you detailed instructions on how often to wear them. The general guideline is 20-22 hours a day, which is important because your aligners only work while you’re wearing them. Every 7-14 days, you’ll move onto the next set in the series until you’re finished!

Indications for Invisalign

Closeup of clear aligner on grey table

If you’re interested in learning if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us so we can learn all about your specific dental needs. Until then, here are three of the most common indications for clear aligners:

Crowded Teeth

Overcrowding is a very common orthodontic issue, and it’s one that can negatively impact the look, health, and function of your smile. Don’t worry – Invisalign can be used to address mild to moderate cases in an average of just 12-18 months!

Gaps Between Teeth

Whether you have one noticeable gap or small gaps throughout your smile, you’ll be happy to know that you may be a candidate for Invisalign. With a custom-made series of aligners, we can gently guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, closing the gaps in the process.

Bite Alignment

Overbites, crossbites, and other bite problems can negatively impact your chewing habits, your speaking patterns, and even the size and shape of your teeth. The good news is that clear aligners can help patients improve both the alignment of their teeth and their bite with the addition of orthodontic accessories, like rubber bands!

The Benefits of Invisalign

Patient in white shirt holding clear aligners

Curious why more than 12 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign? If so, here are a few noteworthy reasons:

  • The clear aligners are custom-made for comfort.
  • There aren’t any dietary restrictions.
  • The average treatment timeline is 12-18 months.
  • There are fewer check-in visits.
  • You don’t need any special oral hygiene tools.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Dental assistant smiling while handing patient form

Just like no two smiles are the same, no two treatment plans are the same! So, if you’re interested in learning the price of Invisalign, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with one of our exceptional Encinitas dentists . Only then we will be able to determine important information pertaining to the cost, including the number of aligners needed to straighten your teeth.