Torrey Pines Dental Arts is pleased to offer Invisalign® and SureSmile® 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 orthodontic aligners are virtually invisible. Dr. Kelly Terranova, Dr. Michael Saade, and Dr. Alexis Louie are certified Invisalign® and SureSmile® providers. Our 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 clear aligners by our skilled cosmetic dentists, contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts today.
What Is Invisalign® And SureSmile®?
Invisalign® and SureSmile® are alternatives to traditional braces for people with minor misalignment. The Invisalign® and SureSmile® systems use a series of clear plastic aligners, similar to whitening trays, which gradually straighten the teeth. The aligners are custom-crafted by specially trained 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 aligners are inconspicuous yet effective, making Invisalign® and SureSmile® popular choices among many people from Del Mar and nearby areas who contact our practice for orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
The Invisalign® and SureSmile® systems have numerous benefits. They eliminate 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® and SureSmile® 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.
The Clear Aligner Process
The clear aligner process follows a series of simple steps. If your doctor determines that Invisalign® or SureSmile® will work for you, you will visit our office in La Jolla to have a digital scan taken of your teeth. Your doctor will send this digital scan to the Invisalign® or SureSmile® 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. Simply change out the aligners at predetermined intervals and wear them day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Throughout treatment, you will return to our office every regularly 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.