What Is The Process To Straighten Teeth With Invisalign Clear Braces?

How To Straighten Teeth Without Braces In San Diego

What is the process for how to straighten teeth without braces?

The process to straighten teeth with Invisalign clear braces is straight forward with San Diego, California Invisalign dentist Dr. Jeff Gray.

  1. Call our La Mesa office to set up a complimentary Invisalign consultation. Our team is very experienced and happy to answer many of your questions, including payment plans and options to fit your new smile into your budget.

  2. Meet Dr. Gray and his La Mesa team to discuss your desires and concerns. Since Dr. Gray is one of San Diego’s top Invisalign dentists, he can usually quickly determine if you are a candidate to straighten teeth with Invisalign clear braces. He will also give you an estimate of the approximate amount of time it would take to create your new smile. At this appointment all the fees and the entire process will be reviewed, and you can even watch a video of the Invisalign Process if you choose.

  3. Once Dr Gray has determined you are a candidate and you are comfortable proceeding with the Invisalign clear braces system, the following is what you can expect. Precise impressions and models of your teeth will be taken, along with digital photographs and a full series of digital x-rays. These will be used to develop the custom plan and the aligners that will be used to straighten your teeth. If time allows, this step can often be combined with your consultation visit as a convenience to you.

  4. We will submit your information digitally to Invisalign. In 3-4 days after your visit, Dr. Gray will receive a computer simulation of your case in a program called ClinCheck. He will then review the precise movements Invisalign has created for your teeth, to be sure the movements are exactly what was asked for. Once Dr Gray has approved the ClinCheck simulation, the aligner manufacturing process of the clear braces will begin.

  5. In about 4-6 weeks, your Invisalign custom clear aligners will arrive in our La Mesa, California office, and you will be ready to start the process of straightening your teeth and creating your new smile by wearing the Invisalign aligners. You will receive your first two aligners and a special take home package, along with all the instructions you need to make the treatment both enjoyable and comfortable.

  6. You will wear your clear braces all the time during your treatment, but you can remove them to eat, brush teeth, etc. Normally, you can expect to return to the office about once every 6 weeks for a progress check, minor detailing and to receive your next sets of aligners. This visit usually takes less than 15 minutes. Each aligner is custom designed to straighten teeth in a slightly different but progressive manner, resulting in a beautiful, straight smile.

  7. After your Invisalign clear braces treatment is complete, we will make you a set of custom retainers, so that you will be able to maintain that beautiful new smile in perfect alignment over time.

It’s Easy to Straighten Teeth Without Traditional Braces for Patients Near San Diego

It’s really as simple as that to start to straighten teeth with Invisalign clear braces.

Services: Instant Orthodontics, Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeover, Sedation

"For me, it's night and day. I feel like I smile more, and the confidence boost it’s giving me in my life!"

Armani started coming to Jeff Gray, DDS because he noticed the smile of a coworker. He never really noticed his own smile before, but since receiving his dental makeover, he can’t stop smiling in every picture. Dr. Gray’s work has improved Armani’s confidence both in business and in everyday life.


For more information about the Invisalign process or to get started with your initially consultation, call our La Mesa dentist office today! We work with patients from all over the San Diego area, including El Cajon.