Invisalign® Invisible Braces

Torrey Pines Dental Arts is pleased to offer Invisalign® for residents of the La Jolla and Del Mar areas who want an inconspicuous way to straighten their teeth. This revolutionary treatment gradually repositions the teeth without traditional braces, and the Invisalign® trays are virtually invisible. Dr. Richard L. Sherman, Dr. Kelly C. Terranova, and Dr. Joseph R. Cook are certified Invisalign® providers. The team has extensive experience in orthodontics, and they are dedicated to helping patients achieve excellent results. To learn more about having your smile aligned with Invisalign® by our skilled cosmetic dentist, contact Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., today.

What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an alternative to braces for people with minor misalignment. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear plastic trays, similar to whitening trays, which gradually straighten the teeth. The trays are custom-crafted by specially trained Invisalign® technicians, who use advanced computer imaging to predict the teeth’s final position. They then craft each set of aligners to move the teeth toward that position. The trays are inconspicuous yet effective, making Invisalign® a popular choice among many people from Del Mar and nearby areas who contact our practice for orthodontic treatment.

Benefits of Invisalign®

The Invisalign® system has numerous benefits. It eliminates many of the hassles of braces, including frequent trips to the dentist, painful adjustments, and poking wires. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be worn to social occasions with ease, making Invisalign® popular among many of our adult patients from Del Mar and the greater San Diego area. The aligners are also removable, so patients can enjoy their favorite foods and brush and floss easily throughout treatment. Many patients enjoy the convenience of Invisalign®; after visiting our La Jolla office to pick up the first set of aligners, subsequent aligners are shipped directly to the patient’s door. The Invisalign® system is unique in that, when worn as directed, it can achieve results in as little as six months to a year. It is no wonder that over half a million people have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign®*.

The Invisalign® Process

The Invisalign® process follows a series of simple steps. If your doctor determines that Invisalign® will work for you, you will visit our office in La Jolla to have a mold made of your teeth. Your doctor will send this mold to the Invisalign® laboratory that will craft your aligners, a process that typically takes about two weeks. The laboratory will ship your first set of aligners to our office. When you come to pick them up, your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to wear the aligners. Each successive set of aligners will arrive right to your door at two-week intervals. Simply change out the trays as they arrive and wear them day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Throughout treatment, you will return to our office every six weeks so we can monitor your progress. When your treatment is complete – a process that generally takes between 6 and 18 months – you can polish your smile with professional teeth whitening.