Invisalign Specialist


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Invisalign® was only a solution for patients who needed minor adjustments to their smiles in the past. However, with the constantly evolving technology of Invisalign, more and more patients are finding themselves to be candidates for this virtually invisible, unintrusive option to straighten teeth and solve orthodontic problems. Joseph Eliason, DDS, MSD, APC, and Kelly Choi, DMD, MSD, at Smile Orthodontics want every patient to understand their options for a perfect smile. Visit one of Smile Orthodontics’ convenient locations in either Santa Rosa or Windsor, California, to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Making an appointment is easy; just call or use our online booking tool today!

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign straightens your teeth without braces. Patients wear a series of clear, removable liners custom-designed to fit and gradually straighten teeth. 

The liners are made from Invisalign’s patented thermoplastic material, called SmartTrack®, created exclusively for Invisalign. These liners contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten, and because they’re clear and custom-made to fit snugly to your teeth, they’re virtually invisible. 

Your orthodontist will create a digital treatment plan unique to your needs to chart a path to your best smile. 

What is the Invisalign treatment process?

The first step to a new smile is always a consultation with a trusted orthodontist, like the professionals at Smile Orthodontics. Upon assessing your needs, your orthodontist will show you a complete treatment plan with a step-by-step transformation of your smile. 

Your new aligners will be created when you and your orthodontist agree upon your plan. Wearing aligners 20-22 hours per day, taking them out only to eat and clean your teeth, offers the best results.

You will swap out your aligners every 1-2 weeks, following the developed treatment plan. These aligners gently and consistently adjust your teeth, gradually forming your new, perfect smile. 

Why choose Invisalign over other treatments? 

Patients choose Invisalign because they’re virtually invisible. You can remove them to eat or drink, brush and floss, or for a special event or occasion. Invisalign is gentle and gradual, adjusting your teeth without force or irritation.

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

You can clean your aligners with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste using lukewarm water or the Invisalign Cleaning System. Patients should brush after every meal before replacing their aligners to avoid staining from leftover food particles. Additionally, you should always ensure your aligners are clean before putting them back in your mouth. 

Accidents happen, and if you break or lose an aligner, reach out to your orthodontist to stay on track with your treatment plan. Your orthodontist may advise you to use the previous or the next set of aligners or order replacements. 

Invisalign is a convenient and comfortable option for adjusting your teeth and is now more widely available. Call or schedule an appointment online with Smile Orthodontics today to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign!