Invisalign in Santa Barbara
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Mark Weiser plans out for you. No metal brackets to attach, no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
How Invisalign Works
STEP 1: A Customized Treatment Plan Is Created For You
Dr. Mark Weiser will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
STEP 2: Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
A series of custom-made, clear aligners is created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.
STEP 3: Wear A New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually only every six weeks or so. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
STEP 4: Reveal Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.
Dr. Mark Weiser Discusses Invisalign
—Dr. Mark Weiser
Enjoy a Better Smile Every Day
Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion. Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution.
A Great Smile is More Affordable Than You Might Think
INSURANCE - Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments like metal braces. Plans may cover up to $3,500 of Invisalign treatment. We will help you get your maximum coverage.
FSA - Did you know you can apply your Flexible Spending Account toward Invisalign treatment? You can set up to $2,500 of your pretax dollars aside through your FSA and use those funds to help cover the cost of Invisalign treatment.
COST IS SIMILAR TO BRACES - But that’s where the similarity ends. Invisalign Clear Aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable and removable, and allow you to brush and floss normally.
Why Choose Dr. Mark T. Weiser, Cosmetic Dentist for Invisalign?
Dr. Mark T. Weiser offers Invisalign. If you are interested in finding out about Invisalign costs, finding out if you are a good candidate for this alternative to metal braces, or if you have questions about Invisalign not covered here, we would be happy to help you explore this option for a straighter smile without the same drawbacks as traditional metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are not available from every cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara. Dr. Mark T. Weiser can help with Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry options to improve the look as well as the health of your mouth. If you’d like a consultation to discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign, call our office at (805) 899-3600 for an appointment.