Invisalign – An Invisible Alternative To Braces
Rather than using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses “clear braces”, or plastic aligners, to shift your teeth gradually, correcting crooked or misaligned teeth.
Dr. Hope will take impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign where specialized software is used to create a comprehensive treatment plan and customized set of aligners. You will wear each aligner for 2 weeks before it’s replaced with your next set. You’ll also need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, removing it only when you eat, drink, brush or floss.
The gentle pressure of Invisalign plastic aligners shifts your teeth gradually, minimizing pain and discomfort. This system is capable of providing the same results as traditional bracket-and-wire metal braces, when worn correctly. But treatment time varies depending on the patient. Most patients use a set of 20-30 Invisalign aligners over the course of their treatment. And most cases are completed in about a year.
Regular 6-week checkups with Dr. Hope ensure that your aligners are working properly, and that your treatment is progressing according to the outlined orthodontic plan.
Benefits of Invisalign
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign has quite a few benefits. First, Invisalign is nearly invisible. Coworkers, friends, acquaintances; nobody has to know that you’re undergoing treatment!
Not only that, Invisalign is comfortable. Metal braces are known to chafe and poke the lips and mouth. Between hard metal, rubber bands and the wax they give you to ease discomfort, traditional metal braces are a handful. Invisalign is easy. By applying gentle pressure to shift teeth, the changes feel much more gradual. Other than some mild discomfort in the first few days of wearing a new aligner, you’ll hardly feel the transformation.
It’s also easier to maintain your oral health with a removable system. There are no brackets or wires to get in the way of your brushing and flossing routine.
Contact Dr. Douglas Hope For An Invisalign Consultation Today
At the practice of Dr. Douglas Hope, we provide the best cosmetic dentistry in Escondido,
East San Marcos, Valley Center, and Rancho Bernardo. From smile makeovers to teeth whitening, Invisalign and more, we can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Call (760) 480-8883 to schedule a consultation today!
"Dr. Hope has been my dentist for over 7 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I trusted him to do significant veneer work several years ago. My smile changed and I have been very happy with the results."
“Dr. Hope and his team are a great mix. They work well together and are very aware on making sure you have as little pain as possible. My family has been going for years and wouldn't go anywhere else.”
“I've been a patient at Dr. Hope's office for almost 15 years and have referred several of my friends. The hygienists have always been super friendly and gentle. In addition to typical dental work and my regular cleanings, I did Invisalign and was very happy with the whole process. ”
“Dr. Hope and his staff are the best. I have been a patient there since he took over the practice from Dr. Chatton. I'm not sure how long but I've been seeing Dr. Hope for at least 10 years or more. He is a great dentist who is very knowledgeable and has the most up to date equipment.”
“Dr. Hope & his staff are always so welcoming and professional. They make you feel like family and they make it a point to get to know you personally. The reason I decided to give Dr. Hope my business was because I found out that he gave back to our community.”
“Dr. Hope and his wonderful Staff are just the BEST!!! Dr. Hope and his awesome assistant, George, are very attentive, compassionate, accommodating, caring, funny, but first and foremost HONEST!!!”
“Dr. Hope and his team are wonderful! He is an amazing dentist! Everyone is so nice! I am always welcomed with big smiling faces! I will refer everyone I know to his office!”
“I have been going to Dr. Hope for quite some time now, and always feel so at ease. Dr. Hope is funny and just makes you feel relaxed while there! This is a very friendly office and as long as I'm living anywhere near San Diego I will be going to this dental practice, hopefully Dr. Hope won't be retiring any time soon (he's too young)!!!”
“We always feel like family when in Dr. Hopes office. Each staff member treats us with professionalism and with the best personalized care. They have helped my sensitivity problem to be non existent with the treatments they provide.”