Point Loma Invisalign

Invisalign invisible braces can straighten teeth fast, in about half of the time as conventional metal braces. Invisalign patients say they are more comfortable and convenient. From a conversational distance, no one will even know you are wearing them.

Dr. Larsen has undertaken the additional training to use this innovative system to correct all kinds of alignment issues. With one of the highest satisfaction rates of any dental procedure, they have been used to straighten over one million smiles.

How It Works

This invisible braces system was developed in the 1990s and has gained popularity ever since. Clear plastic aligners are created with highly sophisticated computer technology. To begin, Dr. Larsen will take an impression of your teeth which will be used by the computer to create an individualized set of aligners. Every tooth movement is calculated for the quick and safe movement of your teeth into their correct positions. Every two weeks, all you have to do is insert a new set of aligners. You repeat this process until your teeth are straightened.

Advantages of Invisalign

  • Invisalign braces are truly invisible. Most people will not even notice that you are wearing the aligners.
  • You can keep your normal brushing and flossing routine because they are removable. They can also be removed while you are eating.
  • You don't have to worry about the discomfort that comes from metal brackets and wires.
  • Invisalign is much more efficient than traditional braces which means this system works much faster. It can take two or three years for metal braces to work. Invisalign can straighten teeth in as little as six months and on average takes less than a year.

Disadvantages of Invisalign

With a 96% satisfaction rate, many Invisalign patients will recommend them to their family and friends. Although, there are some disadvantages:

  • They are more expensive than conventional braces due to the laboratory involvement.
  • Patient involvement is critical so if you don't cooperate in wearing them, they won't be as effective.
  • They work well for most adults. But this system is not best for teenagers or children whose teeth have not fully erupted.