What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic technology that’s used to help you achieve a beautiful straight smile without the pain or appearance of traditional metal braces. The Invisalign teeth straightening system uses a system of removable aligners which your Invisalign dentist will create just for you, allowing you to remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth normally. With a treatment that doesn’t come along with the pain or aesthetic issues associated with traditional metal braces, it’s no wonder these clear aligners are extremely popular.

Since every patient is different, it’s important to schedule a consultation with a dentist who is experienced using the Invisalign system to help determine if it might be a good option for your unique needs. Invisalign treats many different types of cases like gapped teeth, over or underbite, teeth crowding and crossbite. At your initial consultation, one of our dentists will evaluate your smile and discuss whether or not Invisalign is a good treatment option for you.

What is treatment with Invisalign Like?

After you’ve decided to move forward with treatment, your dentist will create a custom treatment plan for you. We’ll take a detailed digital scan of your teeth to create a 3D image of your smile and use the images to map out a precise treatment plan that details the gradual movement of your teeth. At this point, you’ll have a better idea of how long your treatment will take.

Next, your Invisalign aligners will be made and sent to you. Each aligner is made of an extremely durable BPA-free plastic that’s clear and fits firmly to your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Your dentist will recommend how frequently you switch aligners to progress through your treatment plan and will schedule follow-up visits to ensure your teeth are moving properly. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have the beautiful straight smile you’ve always wanted.

At Monterey Peninsula Dental Group, we’re an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Let our experienced dentists guide you through the process

We're a Preferred Invisalign Provider

Monterey Peninsula Dental Group is proud to be an Invisalign Preferred Provider. This certification is given to Invisalign dentists who are well-versed in using the Invisalign system and have successfully treated numerous cases.



This page has been reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Ryan Lehr, a partner at MPDG and a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. Click here to follow him on Linkedin.

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