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Invisalign could be the answer for teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility. Surf City Smiles is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Huntington Beach and surrounding communities. 


What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. We will then build a customized aligner that is unique to your smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits snuggly over your teeth. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and helps to improve oral health by using a series of removable aligners. When used as directed, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move.

What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment?

You’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. They’re also meant to be removed before brushing and flossing. This makes it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is incredibly important for orthodontic patients. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is, of course, their invisibility. Another great benefit is their removability. Invisalign aligners are designed to be taken before you eat or drink anything other than water. 

Since you can remove your clear aligners, you can avoid any food restriction. This is exciting because food restrictions are the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Aligners do need to be removed before all meals so they don’t stain. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water once or twice a day.  

Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Chuck Carlson can be sure everything is progressing on schedule. 

With Invisalign aligners, your mouth won’t be irritated and poked by wires, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments, either. 

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How does the Huntington Beach Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their final improved positions. 

We will check to make sure treatment is progressing as planned when you visit  Surf City Smiles Orthodontics. You must change the aligners and wear them as directed. This is an especially important part of your success with Huntington Beach Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. They will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with the shifting of your teeth as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.

Every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Invisalign straightens teeth in a different and less invasive way than braces do. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. The average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, but this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance. 

The average treatment time is based on patients following the provided guidelines. This includes wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, during the entire course of treatment. Any small deviation from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients follow instructions.

To learn more about Huntington Beach Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.