SmileCare El Cajon II
Invisalign in El Cajon
How would you like to straighten your teeth without braces? SmileCare El Cajon II is proud to offer Invisalign® clear aligners. Unlike traditional braces, which are attached to the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic retainers to gently move the teeth into proper position.
Invisalign is typically used for patients who have mild-to-moderate crowding or minor spacing issues with their teeth. Patients who have more severe tooth alignment problems may require traditional braces.
These clear aligners, which are also called invisible braces, are very popular with teachers, customer service representatives, sales managers, and other business professionals who want people to notice their smile but not their braces. Call our Invisalign provider in El Cajon today for a free consultation to determine whether Invisalign is the right option for you.
How Invisalign Works
Both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners gently move your teeth into proper alignment. The difference is how the teeth are moved.
Invisalign uses a series of lightweight retainers that are custom-made just for you. The comfortable, clear plastic aligners slip over the teeth; there are no metal brackets or wires. You wear them day and night, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss.
You typically get a new set of clear aligners every two weeks, and each set gently moves your teeth just a little bit more toward the final shape you desire. Invisalign treatment typically takes between 10 months and 24 months, depending on how crooked your teeth are. If you’re an adult who had braces as a child and your teeth have shifted just slightly over the years, then you may need Invisalign for just a few months.
It’s a common question people in El Cajon ask: How much does Invisalign cost? The answer depends on the length of time you’re in treatment, the number of aligners that are made for you, and whether you have dental insurance benefits that cover Invisalign. Invisalign is typically more expensive than braces.
Call SmileCare El Cajon II today to schedule a free consultation with our Invisalign provider. You’ll leave your consultation with a clear understanding of whether Invisalign could help you, how long you would need to wear the Invisalign aligners, and the anticipated out-of-pocket cost. Many of our patients in El Cajon also take advantage of the monthly financing plans offered by CareCredit and other third party financing companies. We’ll be happy to discuss all the options to help you afford the dental care you need. Call us today at (619) 670-1700.