Cosmetic Dentist, Aesthetic Specialist & General Dentistry located in San Diego, CA


Invisalign services offered in San Diego, CA

If you’d love a straighter smile without a metallic grin, Invisalign® might be perfect for you. Many residents of San Diego, California, have explored Invisalign under the care of Sarah Elghor, DDS, of Elghor Dental Studio. If you’d like to learn more, book a visit online or over the phone at your earliest convenience. 

Invisalign Q&A

What kinds of alignment issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign is a tray-based alignment system that offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. This approach allows you to achieve a straighter smile without spending a year or more dealing with metal brackets and treatment wires. 

Adults and teens love Invisalign because it delivers impressive results without soft tissue damage to your cheeks and tongue. Many couples choose Invisalign treatment as they prepare for their wedding day. Very few people can even notice you’re in treatment because your aligner trays are almost invisible. 

Some of the alignment issues that Invisalign can correct include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite 
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Mix of baby and permanent teeth
  • General misalignment
  • Gapped teeth 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Elghor can let you know if Invisalign is right for you.  

What is it like to go through Invisalign treatment?

During your first visit, you receive 3D intraoral scanning using the iTero® digital scanner. This process involves inserting a wand into your mouth and moving it around as it gathers precise imaging of your teeth and bone tissue. 

That imaging feeds into proprietary software, which works to create your customized treatment plan. You’re able to see what your smile will look like during this first visit. 

Once your first few sets of aligners arrive, you return to learn how to place and remove them. You wear your aligners around the clock, popping them out only to brush and floss and during meals. 

You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks. The trays create the gentle pressure needed to slowly shift your teeth into enhanced positioning. Periodic office visits ensure you stay on track. 

How long will it take for Invisalign to create my new smile?

Everyone has a unique smile, and your Invisalign experience will also be one-of-a-kind. During your initial visit, Dr. Elghor advises you on what to expect in terms of treatment timelines. 

Wearing your aligners as advised is the best way to remain on schedule for treatment completion. Invisalign can only work when the trays are in place, so be sure to maintain good habits when it comes to your treatment. 

If you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit takes just a few moments whether you choose to connect with Elghor Dental Studio online or by phone.