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Invisalign® Specialist

Vista Family Dental Care

Stacy Kirner Felix, DMD

Dentist serving Vista, Tri-City, Ocean Hills, CA and the surrounding areas

More than 5 million people, including over a million teens, have chosen Invisalign® to straighten their teeth with removable, clear aligners. At Vista Family Dental Care in Vista, California, Dr. Stacy Felix offers Invisalign treatment to enhance smiles and improve self-confidence with less hassle than traditional metal braces. Having straight teeth is key if you want a healthy, attractive-looking smile. To learn more about Invisalign, call or schedule a consultation online today.


What is Invisalign?

At Vista Family Dental Care, Dr. Felix offers Invisalign, which is an innovative teeth straightening treatment. Using clear, removable aligners, you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing you’re wearing braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t involve uncomfortable brackets and wire. The aligners are made out of flexible, thermoplastic material and are FDA-approved.

During treatment, you wear custom-made aligners that fit your teeth snugly and gradually straighten your teeth in accordance with a treatment plan laid out by Dr. Felix.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Once you and Dr. Felix decide on Invisalign treatment, she creates a personalized treatment plan for you that maps out the precise movements of your teeth. This treatment plan allows you to see what your smile will look like after treatment is completed.

Your Invisalign aligners are specially designed to apply a controlled force to your teeth when you wear them. The controlled force shifts your teeth into the correct position based on your original treatment plan.

Dr. Felix monitors your progress closely during treatment, and you receive new sets of aligners every few weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the main benefits of Invisalign aligners is that they’re virtually invisible. Adults and teens can wear them without feeling self-conscious about having a mouthful of metal.

Another popular benefit is that they’re removable. You can take out your aligners when you eat or brush your teeth. However, it’s important that you wear them at least 20-22 hours each day. Lastly, they’re simply more comfortable and straighten your teeth fast than metal braces.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on several factors, including how crooked your teeth are, and how much you wear your aligners.

Dr. Felix estimates at the beginning of treatment how long it will take to straighten your teeth. However, that is subject to change as you progress with your treatment. Generally, Invisalign takes 12-18 months to achieve optimal results. You should start to see noticeable results after just a few weeks.

If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, call or schedule an in-office consultation online today.