Invisalign Treatment in Poway, CA

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Transform Your Smile with Invisalign

If you’re on the lookout for a dentist near you that offers teeth Invisalign treatment, you’re in luck – our office is conveniently located in Poway, near Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, 4S Ranch, and Mira Mesa

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners used for orthodontic treatment, primarily to straighten and align teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wires to move teeth into the desired position, Invisalign offers a more
discreet and convenient alternative.

Along with its appearance, Invisalign offers several advantages, especially when it comes to overall comfort, flexibility, and results. Our team at Pomerado Family Dental can help you choose an Invisalign option that works for your needs.

Overall Night Guard Benefits

  • Night guards act as a protective barrier, absorbing the excessive forces exerted by bruxism and preventing further enamel erosion.
  • By alleviating jaw pain and discomfort, these custom-made oral appliances promote better sleep quality.
  • Reduces the risk of developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Choosing Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment option offers several distinct advantages, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles. Here are some reasons why people often opt for Invisalign:
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, made from clear plastic that fits snugly over the teeth. This feature makes them significantly less noticeable than traditional metal braces, allowing users to undergo orthodontic treatment with more confidence and without drawing unnecessary attention to their teeth.
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means they can be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the treatment period and reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum problems that can sometimes be associated with traditional braces.

The aligners are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth comfortably. Unlike metal brackets and wires, which can cause discomfort, irritation, and soreness, Invisalign aligners are smooth and less likely to cause oral abrasions. Plus, Invisalign treatment generally requires fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to traditional braces.

The treatment plan for Invisalign is designed using advanced 3D computer imaging, allowing patients to visualize how their teeth will move and the anticipated end result before even starting treatment. This predictability can be reassuring for individuals undergoing the process.

Since the aligners can be removed during meals, there are no dietary restrictions during Invisalign treatment. Unlike with traditional braces, patients can enjoy their favorite foods without worrying about damaging wires or brackets.

Book an appointment to choose an Invisalign option that works for you!

Signs and Consequences of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can manifest in various ways and have significant consequences for oral health and overall well-being.

Tooth sensitivity and muscle tension

Common signs of teeth grinding include audible grinding or clenching sounds during sleep, worn-down tooth surfaces, and increased tooth sensitivity.

Teeth grinding exerts excessive forces on the teeth, which can result in tooth fractures or chips as well as discomfort in the jaw, stiffness, and facial pain. Moreover, the muscle tension resulting from tooth grinding can give rise to headaches and earaches.

Maximum teeth and jaw protection

Long-term consequences of teeth grinding include tooth damage, such as cavities and tooth loss, as well as the development of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) due to strain on the jaw joint.

Addressing teeth grinding promptly through professional dental intervention, such as using a night guard, is crucial to preventing further damage and alleviating associated symptoms.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

The Invisalign treatment process involves the following steps:


A qualified orthodontist or dentist evaluates the patient's teeth and bite to determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment option.

Customized Treatment Plan

If the patient is a candidate for Invisalign, a 3D digital scan or impressions of their teeth are taken to create a precise digital model. Using this model, the orthodontist designs a customized treatment plan, mapping out the gradual movement of the teeth over time.

Clear Aligners

Based on the treatment plan, a series of clear, custom-made aligners are manufactured using advanced computer technology. These aligners are typically made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic material.

Wearing the Aligners

The patient wears each set of aligners for about 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the orthodontist's instructions. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, making them more convenient than traditional braces.

Gradual Progression

Over the course of treatment, the aligners apply controlled forces to shift the teeth into their desired positions. Patients will need to switch to a new set of aligners according to their treatment plan's schedule.

Follow-up Visits

Periodic check-ups with the orthodontist are required to monitor progress and ensure the treatment is proceeding as planned.

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Invisalign for Adults and Teens

Invisalign offers a range of significant advantages for both teens and adults, making it a highly sought-after orthodontic treatment option.

Confident Smiles for Teens

For teenagers, the aesthetic benefits of Invisalign are particularly appealing. Adolescence can be a sensitive time when appearance matters, and traditional metal braces may cause self-consciousness and a reluctance to smile. Invisalign’s clear, nearly invisible aligners provide a discreet way for teens to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment.

Additionally, the removability of Invisalign aligners allows teenagers to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum problems commonly associated with fixed braces. They can easily remove the aligners to brush, floss, and clean them regularly.

Discreet Choice for Adults

For adults, Invisalign’s discreet appearance is a key factor in choosing this treatment option. Many adults seek to improve their smiles without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment, especially in professional and social settings.

Invisalign’s transparent aligners allow adults to undergo orthodontic treatment with confidence, preserving their professional image while still achieving their desired dental improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Invisalign treatment involves using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and you switch to the next set in the series until the treatment is complete.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible due to their clear material. They are designed to be discreet, allowing you to go about your daily activities without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.

Yes, one of the significant advantages of Invisalign braces from Pomerado Family Dental is that they are removable. You can take them out when eating or drinking, which means you can enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. However, it is important to brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners.

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on individual needs and goals. On average, treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Your dentist or orthodontist will evaluate your case and provide an estimate of the treatment timeline during the initial consultation.

Some patients may experience mild discomfort or pressure when starting a new set of aligners. This is normal and indicates that the aligners are working to move your teeth. Any discomfort typically subsides within a few days as you adjust to wearing the aligners.

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Invisalign Cost and Financing Options

Insurance Plan Accommodations

We accept most traditional insurance plans, and encourage you to contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Pomerado Family Dental Group does not participate in Health Management Organizations; however, we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you. We accept checks, cash, or credit cards. We also offer flexible payment plans depending on your individual needs.

Flexible Payment Solutions

If you don’t have dental insurance, we also offer Financing options through CareCredit, which can help you pay for dental care that your insurance doesn’t cover. CareCredit offers low minimum monthly payment options and low-to-no interest financing, so you can get what you want when you want it. We also offer in-house dental plan options for those without insurance. Call our office to learn more.

Meet Your Poway Invisalign Providers

Throughout the Invisalign treatment, the experienced dental team at Pomerado Family Dental provides continuous support and guidance, ensuring that patients achieve optimal results and a smile they can proudly showcase. Our commitment to exceptional patient care, combined with our expertise in Invisalign technology, has made us a preferred choice for those seeking effective, discreet, and comfortable teeth-straightening solutions in Poway and its surrounding areas. Our dentist, Dr. Sarju Patel, DDS has been in the industry for over 20 years. After graduating from UCLA Dental School in 1995, he went on to pursue dentistry in San Diego. As he continued his education in the dental field, is a Diplomate of the American Implant Dental Association and now specializes in dentistry procedures such as implants, veneers, and whitening in the Poway, California, area.
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Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation

At Pomerado Family Dental, our patients always come first. Our advanced dental technology and equipment allow patients to expect more effective, comfortable, and health-conscious dental care when it comes to Invisalign.

Our dental office is conveniently situated in the heart of Poway, CA, making it easily accessible to residents in neighboring areas such as Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, Temecula, Fallbrook, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Scripps Ranch, and Mira Mesa.

If you are interested in Invisalign, feel free to book a consultation with us at any time by giving us a call at (858) 674-5252 or filling out our booking form. We look forward to helping you look and feel your very best!

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