Invisalign Specialist

Richard A. Harmetz, DDS

General and Artistic Dentists located in San Diego, CA

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! From his top-rated practice in San Diego, general dentist Richard A. Harmetz, DDS offers Invisalign®, a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth, so you can get a perfect smile without wearing traditional braces. To learn more, call his office or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:

  • Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Harmetz. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Harmetz examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3-D images. This helps Dr. Harmetz develop a precise treatment plan.

After that, Dr. Harmetz fits customized plastic aligners to your teeth. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. New aligners may be made as your teeth begin to shift. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call the office to learn more about Invisalign today.