Invisalign

Spend Less Time In Braces

  • See a smile preview with Invisalign Outcome Simulator
  • Invest less time & feel less stress, with discreet aligners
  • Trust a dentist with 20+ years of experience

Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign in San Pedro

Crooked teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile. They also affect your overall oral health. Since they are harder to keep clean, you may be more prone to cavities and gum disease. A misaligned bite causes excess wear and tear on your teeth. Invisalign in San Pedro allows you to get a healthier smile. As a bonus, your clear plastic aligners won’t attract attention, since they are nearly invisible. Your Invisalign treatment will:

  • Feel more comfortable than standard metal braces, without any uncomfortable adjustments
  • Offer the freedom to remove your aligners so you can eat anything you want
  • Give you an aligned bite, so you eliminate dental wear and tear and other issues
  • Improve your overall oral health since straight teeth are easier to clean
  • Provide beautiful results in as few as 12 months, as opposed to two to three years like metal braces
  • Give you a smile you feel confident in showing off to the world
  • Discreetly straighten your teeth so you avoid metal in your mouth

Come in and talk to Dr. Shook about what Invisalign aligners can do for your smile. Call 310-982-6333 to schedule your consultation so we can start creating your healthy and beautiful smile together.

Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted With Clear Aligners

Unlike braces, with Invisalign there are no brackets and wires. Instead, you’ll wear a series of clear aligners. Since they’re practically invisible in your smile, most people probably won’t even realize you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment! No two smiles are the same, so no two Invisalign treatments will be exactly the same. Here’s how your treatment should work:

  • Dr. Shook will examine your mouth, then take photos and digital impressions of your teeth.
  • She will then use 3-D software to design your treatment plan and determine the number of aligners you need.
  • The information goes to a special Invisalign lab that manufactures your aligners.
  • When your aligners arrive, we’ll check the fit of the first set and review your treatment plan with you.
  • You’ll wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day, then move to the next aligner in your series after two weeks.

You’ll maintain this routine until you are finished with your series of dental aligners. That’s all that is standing between you and a beautiful new smile!

Improve Your Oral Health by Correcting Your Misaligned Bite

In addition to improving how your smile looks, orthodontic treatment also improves how it feels and functions. Your overall oral health will improve after Invisalign treatment because straight teeth are easier to clean, so you’ll be less susceptible to cavities and gum disease. Getting your bite into the proper alignment will reduce wear and tear on your teeth and gums. It can even help prevent jaw pain and headaches.

Once your teeth are straight, you may be interested in enhancing your smile with some of our other cosmetic dental services:

  • Teeth Whitening – Remove surface and intrinsic stains for a whiter, brighter smile.
  • Dental Veneers – Cover flaws with these versatile dental restorations.
  • Teeth Contouring – Reshape teeth to correct flaws like uneven edges or pointy canines.
  • Gum Reshaping – Get the right balance between teeth and gums with this procedure.
  • Dental Bonding – Correct minor imperfections with an application of tooth-colored resin composite.

To schedule a consultation about Invisalign in San Pedro, call 310-982-6333. You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment.

Common Questions About Invisalign
Who does Invisalign not work for?

Invisalign can address many of the same issues as conventional braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for a clear aligners treatment program because sometimes the severity of the problems requires a more intensive solution. That said, you will never know the best way forward for your unique situation until you schedule an Invisalign consultation appointment with us.

Is Invisalign visible?

Because Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth, they are practically invisible in your smile. Chances are, many people around you won’t even realize you are straightening your teeth. With no visible wires or brackets, you’ll smile with complete confidence.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to move them into the correct positions. You’ll progress through a series of aligners during your treatment, wearing each set for about two weeks before moving to the next set. In a matter of months, you could have a brand-new smile without using any metal.

When will I see results from Invisalign?

Unlike traditional braces that force you to wear metal brackets and wires for two or three long years, Invisalign clear aligners can deliver amazing results in months – usually about 12. Obviously it is different for everyone, but the sooner you get started on your transformative journey, the sooner you will get to enjoy that stunningly straight smile.

Is Invisalign painful?

Your Invisalign aligners will be comfortable because they don’t contain any metal or pointed edges that can irritate sensitive areas in your mouth. Most of our patients report little or no trouble getting used to the aligners. They will fit snugly over your teeth and gently shift them into their ideal positions.