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By Omni Dental
February 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional wire braces and uses transparent, BPA-free plastic aligners to move teeth into their correct position. Because Invisalign is a system that's virtually invisible, these orthodontics are a popular choice among those insecure about their smile. You can also preview the end result of your new look on a computer in our San Diego, CA office before beginning treatment.

If you've put off obtaining orthodontics to not feel embarrassed or like you're putting your life on hold, consider talking to Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh at Omni Dental about Invisalign.

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly

At Omni Dental, when choosing Invisalign, you can straighten your smile without anyone noticing. The treatment process typically involves several steps in our San Diego, CA office between diagnosis, planning, molding your bite, 3D computer modeling, manufacturing the appliances, results, and retention. The aligners are also removable, allowing for the freedom to play sports and the pleasure of eating a meal with fewer food restrictions. Since Invisalign is discreet, you're likely to feel a boost in confidence and self-esteem as you watch your smile transform. For optimal results, Invisalign must be worn for 20-22 hours a day for two weeks at a time and removed to brush, floss, and rinse. Treatment time varies from six months to a year depending on the individual.

Invisalign is for (eligible) adults and teenagers. To determine if you fall into this category, get started by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh. Each of our dentists will discuss the application process in detail during the oral examination and address questions or concerns. For more information about Invisalign and other services provided by Omni Dental, visit our website. Please call 619-224-5000 for appointment scheduling in our San Diego, CA office.

By Omni Dental
June 22, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign   Metal Braces  

Who wouldn’t want to have healthy teeth and a straight smile? Unfortunately, having those isn’t entirely under our control. Sometimes genetics gets in the way and you have less than perfectly aligned teeth to deal with. The good news for you is that you can decide to do something about it by choosing to have either traditional braces or going after Invisalign treatment. Which is the better choice?

Although a thorough assessment by your dentist here at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, can confirm whether Invisalign or traditional braces will work for you, meanwhile, here are things you should know about these orthodontic treatments to help you decide.

The Difference

Both of these orthodontic treatments are intended to give you straighter teeth and better oral health. The major difference is in the process of how they achieve the goal. Traditional braces rely on metal attachments placed on the teeth's surface. With the help of metal wires and rubber bands connected to the brackets, the teeth will be manipulated to get them in the right position.

The Invisalign treatment, on the other hand, relies on customized aligners that are generated from computer imaging technology. The clear aligners fit perfectly over your teeth and allow subtle movements of the teeth until they are finally corrected.

Essential Facts on Invisalign

  • It allows you to remove the trays any time you like so there is no fear of having food stuck in your teeth.
  • You can eat and drink almost anything that you want.
  • Since the trays are made from clear materials, no one will notice that you are undergoing treatment to straighten your teeth.
  • You maintain the natural appearance of your teeth and mouth.
  • The absence of brackets and metal objects makes Invisalign more comfortable and protects you from having mouth sores or accidentally injuring your teeth and gums.
  • When worn properly for 22 to 24 hours daily, treatment time can be anywhere from six to 18 months depending on the condition of your teeth.
  • You have the option of cleaning your trays using the Invisalign cleaning system or by simply brushing and rinsing it in lukewarm water.
  • You will only need to visit your dentist in San Diego, CA, every four to six weeks to switch to the next Invisalign tray.

Basic Facts on Traditional Braces

  • Braces stay in place so there is no danger of losing your dental appliance or misplacing it.
  • The average treatment time is two years since the braces are worn all the time, but actual time can still vary.
  • You can brush and floss your teeth even with the metal braces installed.
  • You are required to visit your dentist every month for checkups and adjustments of the wires.
  • You are required to wear a retainer after the treatment to preserve the results.
  • Ideal for patients with complex dental issues.

To Determine If You Qualify for Invisalign or Traditional Braces, Call Us

Dial (619) 224-5000 to arrange an evaluation with one of our dentists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, here at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA.

By Omni Dental
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Adults of all ages are turning to Invisalign to finally have the smiles they deserve.


Are you an adult who is unhappy with a misaligned smile? If so, we have some good news for you. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids anymore. Nowadays, there are orthodontic treatments that are actually geared just to adults. In fact, our dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh are Invisalign providers, offering this clear orthodontic system to teens and adults in San Diego who want straighter smiles.


Here are just some reasons why more and more adults are turning to our San Diego dentists to get Invisalign,


Boost confidence thanks to a new, improved appearance
A straighter smile is less likely to develop decay or gum disease
You’ll have a healthier smile overall
Smiling more often also offers some incredible health and mood-boosting benefits
Treatment is nearly invisible so others won’t notice
Most common malocclusions can be treated with Invisalign
This clear system offers quick results (the average adult will wear Invisalign for one year)
You can still eat whatever foods you love while wearing Invisalign


What is Invisalign?

Instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire braces that most people think of when they think about braces, Invisalign uses transparent trays that are customized to fit over your teeth. During your evaluation, our San Diego family dentists will take digital impressions of your teeth.


Through special computer software, we will map out every tooth movement that will occur throughout your orthodontic treatment. An Invisalign lab will then take this mapped out treatment plan and create a set of custom-fitted aligners that will gradually move teeth little by little until you achieve the final and desired results.


Invisalign aligners are removable but should still be worn as often as possible each and everyday to achieve the results you want. This equates to wearing aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day, aiming to wear them up 22 hours each day. What makes Invisalign different from other types of braces is that the aligners can be removed. This means that you can and should take your aligners off prior to eating and caring for your smile. No need to change your diet or your oral care routine while wearing Invisalign, though. Your normal routine can still stay the same.


Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether it’s right for you? If so, call Omni Dental in San Diego today at (619) 224-5000 to schedule your consultation. Your dream smile is waiting.

By Omni Dental
April 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Find out how these clear braces can fix crooked smiles no matter how old you are.

Are you living with a gap in your front teeth? Do you hate that your smile is just a little misaligned? If so, then our San Diego, CA, dentistsInvisalign, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, have a simple and nearly invisible solution that will fix these minor issues quickly and effectively.

 

What is Invisalign?

When you think of braces, you may think about the type of braces that require stainless steel brackets and wires to be bonded to the front of your teeth, however, Invisalign offers a completely different approach. No metal, no brackets, no wires—just clear, custom-made aligners, that resemble transparent mouth guards. These removable aligners fit against the teeth to help guide them gradually into the right position over time.

 

How does Invisalign work?

In order for aligners to work as effectively as they do, our San Diego dentist will need to map out a treatment plan to determine which teeth will need to move during the treatment as well as exactly how much they will need to move in order to get the results that you want. From there, we will take measurements of your teeth and send this information to an Invisalign-approved lab.

The lab will then create your very own set of aligners. The number of aligners you’ll need to wear will depend on the severity of the dental issues that you are looking to treat with Invisalign. Minor alignment issues will require fewer aligners than more serious dental issues will.

Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks at a time for about 20-22 hours/day. Aligners should only be removed prior to eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. After all, the more often you wear your aligners, the faster you’ll see results!

 

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is geared toward adults and older teens that are looking for a subtle and more discreet way to straighten their smiles without resorting to traditional braces. Invisalign is a great option for those patients looking to fix,

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

It is important to note here that Invisalign may not able to handle more complex tooth and jaw movements. Additionally, this clear orthodontic system is not ideal for children and young teens because their teeth are still growing.

 

Interested? Give us a call!

Are you an adult who is looking to get a straighter smile with the help of Invisalign? If so, call your San Diego dentists today at (619) 224-5000 to schedule a no-risk consultation. Let’s find out if Invisalign is right for you!

By Omni Dental
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignAre you interested in straightening your teeth but aren't sure if you're ready to commit to wearing metal braces for a few years? Invisalign just may change your mind about improving your smile. San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh help their patients make over their smiles with Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a wire-free orthodontic system that straightens your teeth using removable aligner trays. The trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic, which makes them practically invisible. Your San Diego dentist designs your trays using a 3-D image of your mouth produced with innovative CAD-CAM technology. Invisalign trays improve the position of your teeth by exerting constant pressure that gradually realigns them. You'll wear each set in the series for two weeks, then swap them for the next set in the series.

What advantages does the Invisalign system offer?

Invisalign offers a few benefits that traditional metal or ceramic braces don't, such as:

  • Improved Appearance: You'll never feel self-conscious about your smile when you wear Invisalign aligners. The trays don't draw attention to your teeth and offer a more subtle straightening option.
  • Versatility: Although Invisalign aligner trays are most effective if you wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day, you can take them out occasionally without affecting the course of your treatment. Whether you've planned a special night on the town or are participating in your favorite sport, it's not a problem to remove your trays for a few hours.
  • No Food Restrictions: People who wear traditional braces may have to avoid popcorn, gum, gummy treats, raw carrots, and other foods while they straighten their teeth, but you don't have to worry about food restrictions if you choose Invisalign. You'll take your trays out before meals and can eat anything you want. Although you can drink water when you wear your aligners, it's best to take them out before drinking other beverages to avoid stains.
  • No Change to Your Oral Hygiene Regimen: Your trays are also removed before brushing and flossing and don't require any changes to your usual routine.

Upgrade your smile with Invisalign! Call San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh at (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment