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Shhhh… with Invisalign®, only you and Dr. Friedman will know you have Braces

January 28, 2015

invisalignIf you’re conscious of your smile because of crooked teeth, but as an adult you don’t want to endure the hassle or the appearance of traditional braces, then Invisalign clear plastic aligners may be the solution for you. As the name implies, Invisalign straightens your teeth almost invisibly. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, is an Invisalign Certified Provider who won’t tell anyone you have braces!

Invisalign Aligners Made Just for You

The first step of your journey to a smile with straight teeth is meeting with Dr. Friedman to decide if Invisalign is right for your unique circumstances. If the answer is yes, then we’ll take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth that Invisalign will use to create a 3D image of your mouth. With this, Dr. Friedman will map out a treatment plan that shows how your teeth will gradually move through the process and what your smile will look like upon completion.

This treatment plan is also what the Invisalign lab uses to fabricate your custom-designed aligners, which you’ll wear every day for most of the day. Made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, your aligners are smooth, so they won’t bother your gums and checks the way metal braces can.

Your aligners come in a series of sets for your upper and lower arches. You’ll wear each set for approximately two weeks and then move on to the next set. As you progress through the sets, you’ll see your teeth gradually move into position. Although everyone’s circumstance is different, in most cases the process is completed in about one year. Then, you’ll have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted and you won’t want to keep that a secret!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, for a consultation. Dr. Friedman and his team conveniently serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

Enjoy the Benefits of Straight Teeth with Invisalign® in San Diego, CA

October 14, 2014

invisalignSo, you’ve decided that you want to have straight teeth. Good for you! What you don’t want, however, is the appearance and hassle of metal braces and brackets. Whether you are an adult with a professional reputation to consider or a teen who just plain doesn’t like the look of metal braces, you shouldn’t have to compromise. Not to worry, because with Invisalign aligners from Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, you can have braces that are virtually invisible.

Invisalign aligners are made of clear, PBA-free plastic that fit smoothly and snugly over your teeth. With no sharp wires or brackets, there’s nothing to poke or irritate the inside of your cheeks or your gums. And best of all, Invisalign—as the name implies—are all but invisible to people who see you when you are wearing them.

The Steps to Straight Teeth with Invisalign

First, you and your dentist at Mod Squad Dental will meet to discuss your smile goals and how Invisalign can help. Then, your dentist will develop a treatment plan based on x-rays, pictures and an impression of your teeth. This plan will allow you to see how your teeth will move during the course of treatment and even how your teeth will look when the plan is completed.

Of course, your role in the plan is to wear your custom-designed Invisalign aligners for a majority of the day. You’ll remove them only to eat or to brush and floss your teeth. Approximately every two weeks you’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners. Gradually, as you progress through the sets, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper position. Regular check-ups at Mod Squad Dental will be scheduled, and soon you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted!

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If you would like to learn more about Invisalign aligners, then call the Mod Squad Dental office today in San Diego, CA. Our office also conveniently serves patients in Scripps Ranch, Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway and the surrounding areas.

Invisalign: A Cosmetic Braces Solution for San Diego Patients

November 26, 2013

In our last post, we talked a little about the ways Dr. Friedman can help his San Diego patients achieve a straighter smile. Among them, we included Invisalign, a cosmetic braces system used by adults and teenagers alike. In today’s post, we’d like to talk a little more about the benefits of Invisalign and how it can help patients of Mod Squad Dental enjoy better oral health and confidence.

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into their ideal position. Invisalign doesn’t work this way. Instead, it uses a series of clear trays to produce amazing results, without calling unwanted attention to the treatment process. Wearing your Invisalign trays, you can change the alignment of your teeth discreetly, preserving your professional appearance. What’s more, because you receive a kit supplied with all of the trays you’ll need, you never have to have your braces tightened. We’ll only need to see you periodically to check on your progress.

Besides being clear, Invsialign’s braces are also removable. That’s beneficial in two ways. First, it means you can enjoy the same diet you enjoyed before starting treatment. It also means you can take your trays out to brush and floss. Conventional braces make eating and brushing difficult. They can even make you more vulnerable to conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. But with Invisalign’s removable trays, patients enjoy better protection from these common oral health problems.

Do you want to know if Invisalign is right for you? Call Mod Squad Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Friedman. We’re happy to offer cosmetic orthodontics to patients from Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and beyond.

Orthodontics for San Diego and Beyond

November 5, 2013

invisalignPatients often think of orthodontics as something only teens need. But in reality, many adults also need help creating a straighter smile. That’s why Mod Squad Dental offers orthodontic teeth straightening to children and adults. With the orthodontic options we offer, a wide variety of patients can end up with a straighter, more confident, and healthier smile than they previously had.

That doesn’t mean you have to confine your teeth tom metal brackets and wires, though. For adults, Invisalign is a very common and popular alternative to conventional braces. Using Invisalign, patients can move misaligned teeth into their ideal position discreetly, over a matter of months.

But even younger patients may be able to avoid wearing bracket-and-wire braces. For instance, a retainer can erase the need for extractions and shrink the normal treatment time by expanding the mouth as a child’s teeth are growing in.

Do you or someone else in your family need help with orthodontics? Call Mod Squad Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedman. During a visit with us, we can assess your situation and make a treatment recommendation.

We serve patients from all around the San Diego area with excellent orthodontic care.