Invisalign® FAQs San Diego

Commonly Asked Questions

Living with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can have a detrimental and lasting effect on your quality of life. Previously, traditional metal braces were the only available treatment to correct these dental concerns, but Invisalign® invisible braces now provide a popular and highly effective alternative. At Scripps Center for Dental Care, we use Invisalign® to gently guide the teeth of our San Diego patients into proper alignment, with minimal effect on their day-to-day activities. Contact our office to learn more about how this treatment can help enhance your smile and oral health.

Q: What is Invisalign®?

A: Essentially acting as “invisible braces,” Invisalign® gently moves teeth into their desired positions using a series of clear plastic aligners.

During an initial examination with one of the trained and certified Invisalign® providers at our San Diego office, you can discuss treatment goals and learn more about the entire Invisalign® realignment process.

We work with a specialized lab that manufactures customized aligners based on impressions taken of each patient’s mouth. Throughout treatment, patients will swap out one set of aligners for the next in the series as their teeth are gently, yet quickly and effectively, repositioned.

Q: What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

A: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners offer a discreet orthodontic option to reposition teeth. Uniquely designed to be nearly undetectable, the clear aligners blend seamlessly into your teeth; although they are to be worn day and night, they can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.  Not only are the aligners gentle in their guidance of the teeth, but they also lack the sharp metal brackets that can snag and irritate soft tissues of the mouth.

Q: How long will I need to wear Invisalign® aligners?

A: During a consultation at Scripps Center for Dental Care, your personalized treatment plan will be configured and explained to you in detail. The duration of your treatment will depend on your unique needs, but some of our patients complete treatment in just six months with most achieving their desired effects in about a year. An appointment with one of our trained specialists is important to establish realistic expectations.

Q: How much does Invisalign® cost?

A: The cost of Invisalign® treatment at our San Diego office is generally comparable to the cost of treatment with traditional braces. Several factors will determine the specific cost of your treatment, including the number of aligners created for you and duration of treatment. Simple cases may cost as little as $2,000 while more complex treatment averages about $5,000.

Since Invisalign® works to permanently move your teeth, satisfied patients have consistently expressed their gratitude that they have chosen to invest in their smiles and well-being.

Q: What are my payment options?

A:  At Scripps Center for Dental Care, we strongly believe treatment should be accessible to each of our patients and offer a number of flexible payment options to accommodate your unique financial needs. Specifically designed for our orthodontics patients, we offer an interest-free payment option. Speak with one of our helpful employees to discuss additional payment options.

Dental insurance plans often cover Invisalign® like they would any other traditional orthodontic treatment, but it is important that you check with your provider for details. We are happy to file your claim for you, handling all communication with your insurance provider with reimbursement issued directly to you.

In addition to a range of highly sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedures, at Scripps Center for Dental Care we pride ourselves on our unique team that encompasses a number of dental specializations. For more information on Invisalign® or any of our other general dentistry or restorative dentistry options, speak with a friendly member of our team today

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9850 Genesee Ave
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