Invisalign | Straight Teeth Braces | San Diego, CA
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are a revolutionary method of straightening teeth that uses custom-made aligners created specifically for you. The invisible trays are made of plastic that is smooth, clear and comfortable – and are worn over your teeth. The Invisible trays gently and steadily shift your teeth into place, until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has planned out for you.
Invisalign’s clear braces don’t have metal brackets to attach or unsightly wires to tighten. You just put in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. Invisalign braces are the best way to enhance your smile without significantly affecting your daily life. No-one even has to know that you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign braces are able to correct a wide range of dental issues, including mild cases of crooked or protruding teeth to more difficult problems such as malocclusion, overbite, and underbite. It can also help with wide-gapped or overcrowded teeth, and anywhere in between. Whatever your dental problem, Invisalign has an affordable option to help you get the perfect smile.
Invisalign clear braces offer a subtle and socially acceptable alternative to traditional metal braces. They can be suitable for anyone needing orthodontic treatment.
If you’re a working professional, who believes metal braces would affect your confidence during meetings and presentations, the clear trays won’t be noticeable to your audience.
If you’re in the dating scene, Invisalign will ensure your braces are not the topic of conversation when you meet and mingle with new people.
If you’re a high school student, and you rejected metal braces when you were younger for obvious reasons, you may realize the benefits that braces could have given you. Invisalign is perfect for teens who want beautiful teeth without the metal look of traditional braces.
Why Not Traditional Braces?
There are many other options available to straighten your teeth, but others don’t offer the level of comfort, confidence and convenience that you’ll find with Invisalign. Whatever stage of your life you are at, you will appreciate this revolutionary approach to dental treatment that minimally impacts your day-to-day life.
Invisalign at Brighton Dental San Diego
Doctor Vinograd’s patient (the young man) is actually giving his feedback while wearing his Invisalign!
In San Diego, Dr. Vinograd offers the best value and warm service, with great care and results. Invisalign is a system of clear, removable invisible aligners that correct and straighten teeth comfortably and invisibly. Over one million patients have used them and the number is only increasing.
Invisalign is virtually undetectable by the naked eye, so unless you wish, few will actually know you are improving your smile (and oral health). Due to their removable nature, you will still be able to eat what you want and clean your teeth as you normally would.
The Benefits of Using Invisalign
#1: Easy to Use
One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. The aligners are comfortable enough to allow you to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without noticing significant discomfort.
#2: Simple to Clean
Keeping your teeth and the braces clean is an important part of your dental health. Luckily, the aligners are removable and simple to clean.
One of our patients had this to say about her experience with Invisalign:
“The aligners are so simple to remove, so you can brush and floss your teeth as per usual. Cleaning the plastic braces is super easy with the cleaning kit. Or you can just brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving the smile I want couldn’t be easier!”
#3: Eat What You Like
When you sit down to eat, you can easily remove the trays to allow you to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions, or concerns about getting food stuck in the wires and brackets. With traditional braces, the simple, everyday act of eating can cause unnecessary stress.
#4: Perfect for Contact Sports
If you play contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue wearing your aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires you to wear a mouth guard for protection, you can simply take out the trays and pop in the mouth guard.
When it comes to bedtime, your usual evening routine need not change. It can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your trays. You won’t have to struggle to clean in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming and awkward. Simply pop out your trays, clean them and your teeth, and pop them back in.
The Holistic / Biocompatible Perspective
- Since the aligners are made of polyurethane resins (medical grade), they do not contain Bisphenol-A (or phthalate plasticisers).
- Teeth that are crowded or widely spaced, can cause swelling, and eventually gum disease. Perfect alignment also makes it much easier to brush and floss, making it easier to maintain great oral hygiene.
- Teeth that are out of alignment make it more difficult to chew, which in turn prevents our digestive enzymes from working as effectively. From the holistic perspective, it can cause unnecessary dysfunction.
How Does It Work?
- Initial Consultation
During the consultation, Dr. Vinograd will discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. This technology can be applied to many cases, from simple to more complex. It’s important that you receive the best treatment for your situation, and Doctor Vinograd will determine if Invisalign is right for you.
- Create a 3D Image of Your Teeth
Doctor Vinograd will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a digital 3-D image. From these images Dr. Vinograd will map out a precise plan of treatment, which will include the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, Dr. Vinograd will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
- Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
A series of custom-made, clear aligners are created specifically for you based on your individual treatment plan. These trays are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that are much less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do.
Simply wear them during the day, and remove them when you eat, or to clean your teeth. As you wear each aligner set, your teeth gradually begin to shift into place. As they’re virtually invisible, no-one will even notice you’re wearing them.
- Change to a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
About every two weeks, you will receive a new set of trays, moving you to the next stage of your treatment. You will also have occasional checkups with Doctor Vinograd, usually only every six weeks or so to monitor your progress. At each stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
- Reveal Your New Smile
Every case is different for each patient, but treatment typically takes about one year for adults. When it comes to teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces, but the invisible nature of means you will be able to see your improved smile from day one.
For best, fastest results, you should wear your aligners for between 20 and 22 hours per day.
I Live in San Diego. Why Should I Choose Dr Vinograd?
Dr. Vinograd’s practice is founded on the doctor-patient relationship. This can only be achieved by earning the patients’ trusts. Dr. Vinograd is one hundred percent committed to painless dentistry and excellent dental service.
A University of South California graduate, Dr Vinograd earned his D.D.S. from the prestigious university. He attained his dental certificate from the Universidad Technlogica de Mexico and currently holds a BCLAD from San Diego State University.
Dr. Vinograd has been in the general dentistry field for more than 25 years, and in biocompatible dentistry for 8 years. He was employed with the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry as an associate professor. He’s been part of five dental mission trips and speaks Spanish fluently.
Dr. Vinograd is a current member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists, The International Academy of Oral Medicine and International Society of Dental Anxiety Management.
During his spare time, away from being a dentist in San Diego, Dr. Vinograd likes to practice meditation and enjoys yoga.