San Mateo & Half Moon Bay Invisalign®
Your Clear Alternative
Invisalign® treatment with Dr. Alborzi and our Alborzi Orthodontics team can give you a straight, beautiful, and healthy smile without braces, brackets, or wires of any kind.
Invisalign is an amazing option for kids, teens, and adults around San Mateo and Half Moon Bay because it allows you to fix crooked teeth without anyone noticing that you’re in treatment!
Your Trusted Half Moon & San Mateo Invisalign Provider
The Invisalign braces system straightens your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner gradually shifts your teeth until they are straight and aligned correctly.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi has successfully treated hundreds and hundreds of patients with Invisalign in San Mateo, Half Moon Bay, Burlingame, Belmont, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada, California.
As an Invisalign Top 1% Provider, this puts her at the top of all Invisalign braces providers in North America! With this expertise, she is able to use Invisalign to treat a wider variety of patients, including many that have been told by others that Invisalign braces would not work for them.
You can take advantage of Dr. Alborzi’s experience with this system with our special internet offer for new patients: come in for a free Invisalign braces consultation, and get a $250 discount on your total Invisalign treatment cost.
Invisalign’s clear, lightweight plastic aligners fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They’re removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results when your smile is designed by Dr. Alborzi.
At your first free consultation at Alborzi Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign braces consist of a series of clear plastic aligners, created precisely to gently and gradually move your teeth into place. Listed below are some advantages that Invisalign braces have to offer:
VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE: Only you will know you’re wearing orthodontics.
COMPLETELY REMOVABLE: Eat, drink, brush and floss, or take them out for special occasions such as weddings, prom, or senior pictures.
FASTER TREATMENT TIME: No fixed metal brackets or wires to adjust means you’ll spend less time visiting the doctor. You will receive a new set of aligners every other week during your treatment.
Invisalign is perfect for busy schedules because you won’t need to visit our San Mateo and Half Moon Bay office for emergency appointments to fix broken wires or brackets, and you’ll need to come in for fewer appointments overall. It saves you lots of time.
How Does Invisalign Work?
- Impressions of your teeth are taken with the iTero intraoral digital scanner at Alborzi Orthodontics.
- Then, we send these to the lab where your first set of custom prescription aligners is made.
- You’ll receive a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks.
- With each new prescription aligner, you’ll see progress until your teeth are eventually straight. The average Invisalign treatment can take from 6-15 months, depending on the number of aligners Dr. Alborzi prescribes to help you achieve the results you want to see.
Great for Teens
At Alborzi Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, and Invisalign helps Dr. Alborzi do that.
Whether you’re a musician, an athlete, a speech-and-debater or something else, you’ll be able to participate in all your activities without the barrier that metal braces might present.
And, since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible, your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them!
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
Invisalign helps you focus on doing what you do best—being yourself. At your initial consultation with Dr. Alborzi, you’ll find out how Invisalign can be a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN TREATMENT TAKE?
It varies according to each individual patient. On average, treatment takes anywhere from 6-15 months.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY CLEAR ALIGNERS EACH DAY?
For the most effective results, Dr. Alborzi recommends that you wear your aligners every day, all day.
The only time you should take them out is for eating, cleaning, brushing, and flossing.
IS IT PAINFUL?
No, but some patients experience minor discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners.
This is normal, and an indication that your teeth are moving as intended. The discomfort should not last more than just a few days.
WILL THE ALIGNERS AFFECT HOW I TALK?
The aligners can potentially affect some people’s ability to speak normally. Although, after some time spent getting used to having the aligners in your mouth, any problems with speaking clearly should disappear.
AM I ALLOWED TO EAT WHATEVER I WANT?
Dr. Alborzi does not recommend certain foods and treats, like gum. However, you CAN eat whatever you want. Dr. Alborzi only recommends that you take out your aligners while eating, then brush them before putting them on again.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY CLEAR ALIGNERS?
Dr. Alborzi recommends the Invisalign cleaning kit. You can also clean your aligners by brushing and rinsing them in warm water.
HOW OFTEN ARE CHECK-UPS?
Typically, you will visit Dr. Alborzi every six weeks to see how your treatment is going.
Talk to Alborzi Orthodontics about Invisalign
As recommended by Dr. Alborzi, it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. However, Invisalign makes removing your aligners for special occasions easy.
Schedule your free consultation at our office in San Mateo or Half Moon Bay to learn about how the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Alborzi’s expert care can help you keep being yourself and love your smile even more.
We’ve transformed hundreds of smiles with Invisalign in San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Belmont, Half Moon Bay, Montara, and El Granada, CA.