Dr. Gistaro has treated patients with Invisalign for 9 years making him a leading area expert. Our Chula Vista, CA family dental practice makes every visit as comfortable as possible from our welcoming smile to our sincere concern for our patients' overall health. To find out if you're a good candidate for Invisalign, request an appointment online or call our Chula Vista dental office today!
We are a Certified Invisalign Provider, a distinction awarded by Invisalign itself. This level of treatment makes our practice suitable to all types of cases including most mild to moderate crowding, cross bites and especially relapses of previous treated orthodontic cases.
Invisalign works best for patients with good oral hygiene who are motivated to have a great smile and a healthier mouth. Straight teeth are more self-cleaning and they withstand the trauma of daily chewing when they contact each other correctly.
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in our Chula Vista dental office getting adjustments.
Invisalign Treatment at your Chula Vista Dentist Office
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position that Dr. Gistaro has prescribed. You'll visit our Chula Vista location once a month for approximately 10 minutes to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.
After treatment, clear retainers are made. We have found that Vivera retainers by Invisalign work best. Retention is for a lifetime, so patients must wear retainers in some form to maintain a healthy smile.
If you're ready to learn more about what Invisalign can do for you, call our Chula Vista dental office to set up a consultation! We can't wait to meet you!
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