Misaligned teeth can be a huge burden. Not only do they impact the look of your smile; they can also affect your overall oral health and even your facial structure. Fortunately, Dr. Georgaklis offers a full range of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces, lingual braces, and six-month orthodontics are all available at our practice. La Jolla Invisalign® is another state-of-the-art treatment that may be a great option for your smile. This treatment uses a set of custom-fabricated aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your bite alignment. If you are researching your orthodontic options, there are a number of reasons to consider Invisalign®. At your initial consultation, Dr. Georgaklis will determine your candidacy for this treatment, and he will explain the many benefits of clear braces. The advantages include:

1.Invisalign® Is Effective.

When choosing an orthodontic treatment, the most important consideration is whether or not it will work for your smile. Invisalign® can correct both minor cosmetic issues and more dramatic misalignment. It is a great treatment option for a range of orthodontic concerns, including:

  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

2. You Can Enjoy Greater Self-Confidence.

Invisalign® can improve your self-esteem both during and after treatment. The name is not misleading. When you place Invisalign® trays on your teeth, they are virtually invisible, even when people are standing right next to you. Additionally, when treatment is complete, your straighter smile will give you a sense of assurance that could affect many different areas of your life.

3. Invisalign® Involves Minimal Discomfort.

Dr. Georgaklis and Invisalign® technicians will create your aligners using a highly precise mathematical formula. Because of this great accuracy, Invisalign® typically will exert a gentler force on your teeth than traditional braces. In addition, the aligner trays are made of smooth plastic. Therefore, unlike metal brackets and wires, they usually will not irritate your lips or the insides of your cheeks.

4. You Can Enjoy Your Favorite Foods.

As the holidays approach, we start to think about all of the delicious foods awaiting us. However, patients with traditional braces face a lot of dietary restrictions. In contrast, Invisalign® trays are removable. You can take off your aligners to eat and replace them when you have brushed your teeth.

5. You Can Protect the Appearance of Your Smile.

Because metal braces can trap food and bacteria, patients are more prone to decay and dental discoloration. Again, Invisalign® trays are removable. You can thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, maintaining your white smile throughout the course of your treatment.

6. Invisalign® Can Enhance Your Long-Term Oral Health.

Following your Invisalign® treatment, you could enjoy dramatically straighter teeth and a well-balanced bite. In turn, your healthy alignment can have significant benefits for your comprehensive dental wellness. Straighter teeth are easier to access and keep clean. Therefore, you will have a lower risk for decay and gum disease. Additionally, when you have a balanced bite, it puts far less strain on your teeth and jaws. In this way, Invisalign® can reduce your risk for dental erosion, fractured teeth, and TMJ Disorder.

Learn More about Invisalign®

Find out if Invisalign® is the optimal treatment for your smile. Schedule an appointment at Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics of San Diego.