Phillips Family Orthodontics

INVISALIGN ENCINITAS AND MIRA MESA CA

Invisible Treatment, Fantastic Results

Have you always wanted to achieve better alignment in your teeth but do not fancy the idea of braces? Introducing Invisalign Encinitas and Mira Mesa CA at Phillips Family Orthodontics. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic option that’s invisible and lifestyle-friendly, allowing you to attain the smile you’ve always dreamed of without brackets and wires. Led by our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Phillips, we specialize in providing the highest quality treatment using clear aligners.

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1 in every 5 orthodontic patients is in adulthood

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Over one million teens have used clear aligners to straighten their teeth

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Clear Aligners can work up to 50% faster than traditional braces

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About 20% of the population doesn’t have an aligned bite

Why Choose Invisalign?

While traditional braces are tried and tested and are still one of the most powerful treatments available, Invisalign stands out for its exceptional comfort, unmatched convenience, and virtually invisible appearance. With Invisalign, you have the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages and maintain optimal oral hygiene easily.

  • Discreet and virtually invisible
  • Comfortable and gentle on the mouth
  • Removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene
  • Fewer office visits compared to traditional braces
  • Effective for a wide range of orthodontic issues
  • Predictable treatment timeline
  • No dietary restrictions

Your Invisalign Orthodontist, Dr. Phillips

Under the expert care of Dr. Joseph Phillips, a board-certified orthodontic specialist with a profound background in chemistry and advanced orthodontic training, you’ll receive personalized Invisalign treatment tailored to your unique needs. With Dr. Phillips’ experience, you can expect precision and excellence on your journey to a straighter smile.

How Invisalign Works

At Phillips Family Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing you with a seamless and effective Invisalign experience. Here’s how the Invisalign treatment process unfolds:

Consultation with Dr. Phillips

Get started on your path with a free initial appointment with Dr. Joseph Phillips. You can talk about your smile goals and unique needs during this consultation. Doctor Phillips will do a full check on you to fully understand your oral health. On the basis of this review, he will suggest an Invisalign treatment plan that is specifically designed to help you get the results you want.

Digital Records and Impressions

We make a precise and thorough digital map of your mouth using state-of-the-art tools such as 3D scanners and digital impressions. This high-tech method makes sure that your Invisalign braces are made just right for your teeth.

Aligner Delivery

Once your personalized Invisalign aligners are ready, you’ll receive a series of them, each designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. You’ll wear these aligners for 20–22 hours a day, changing to a new set approximately every 1-2 weeks. This process continues until your smile reaches its optimal alignment.

Smile Reveal

As you progress through your Invisalign journey, you’ll begin to notice the transformation of your smile. The gradual improvement in the alignment of your teeth will bring you closer to your dream smile. The smile reveal is an exciting moment, and our team will be there to celebrate your progress with you.

Personalized Treatment Plans and Flexible Payment Options

At Phillips Family Orthodontics, we understand that every smile is unique, and your Invisalign treatment plan should reflect that. Dr. Phillips designs personalized treatment plans to address your specific orthodontic needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.

We also offer flexible payment options and work with your insurance to make your Invisalign treatment affordable. Our financial coordinator will assist you in exploring options that fit your budget, allowing you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without financial stress.

Invisalign For All Ages

At Phillips Family Orthodontics, we understand that our younger patients have unique needs when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Invisalign for Kids offers a discreet, comfortable, and convenient solution designed to address these specific requirements.

Here's why Invisalign is an excellent choice for children:

Gentle and Precise Invisalign aligners are exceptionally gentle, making them ideal for developing smiles. Children can easily progress through their aligners, typically changing them every week, thanks to the pinpoint accuracy of the 3D dental technology used in producing Invisalign trays.

Fewer Emergencies Invisalign reduces the need for emergency appointments often associated with traditional braces, providing peace of mind for both parents and kids.

Oral Hygiene With Invisalign, children can maintain excellent oral hygiene as there are no brackets or wires to navigate around. This minimizes the risk of oral hygiene issues like white spots or cavities.

Growth Consideration Invisalign for kids incorporates eruption tabs to accommodate the natural growth of your child's teeth and jaw, ensuring a treatment plan that adapts to their changing dental needs.

Invisalign Teen is the perfect orthodontic solution for adolescents seeking a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces. Here's why Invisalign is an excellent choice for teenagers:

Discreet and Comfortable Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing teens to undergo treatment without feeling self-conscious. They can confidently smile and engage in social activities without the appearance of metal braces.

Diet and Oral Hygiene Teens can enjoy their favorite foods without dietary restrictions, as Invisalign aligners are removable. Brushing and flossing remain hassle-free, promoting excellent oral hygiene.

Sports and Activities Invisalign aligners offer the flexibility needed for teens involved in sports and musical instruments. There's no fear of discomfort or broken brackets during activities.

Invisalign is not limited to kids and teenagers; it's also a popular choice for adults seeking discreet orthodontic treatment. Here's why Invisalign is the ideal option for adults:

Enhanced Appearance Invisalign's clear aligners provide a discreet treatment option, eliminating the need for visible metal brackets and wires. Adults can improve their smiles without compromising their professional image.

Improved Oral Health Misaligned teeth can lead to various dental issues, such as improper bite alignment, TMJ problems, and speech impediments. Invisalign can correct these concerns while making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Boosted Confidence A straighter smile can enhance self-esteem and social confidence. Invisalign allows adults to achieve their desired smile discreetly and comfortably.

Invisalign Cost and Payment Options

Your location, the severity of your orthodontic problems, and the length of time you need Invisalign treatment are a few of the variables that can affect the final price tag. During your first appointment at Phillips Family Orthodontics, Dr. Phillips will create a unique treatment plan just for you. As part of this plan, he will lay out all the expenses related to Invisalign in detail.

We offer several payment options to make it more accessible, including:

Some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of your Invisalign treatment costs. Our team will work closely with you to determine if your insurance plan includes orthodontic benefits and assist in maximizing your coverage.
We offer flexible payment plans to help you manage the cost of Invisalign comfortably. These plans typically involve spreading the cost of treatment over the course of your treatment duration, making it more budget-friendly.
You can use these tax-advantaged accounts to pay for Invisalign treatment, potentially reducing your out-of-pocket expenses.
Many patients choose to use credit cards as a convenient payment method. We accept major credit cards for your convenience.
We partner with third-party financing companies that specialize in healthcare financing. These companies may offer low- or zero-interest financing options for qualified applicants.

Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners and Oral Hygiene

Proper care of your Invisalign aligners and maintaining good oral hygiene are essential aspects of a successful treatment journey. Here’s what you need to know to ensure the best results:
  • Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water every time you remove them from your mouth.
  • Clean your aligners daily using a soft toothbrush and a mild, clear, or antibacterial soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it may be abrasive.
  • Always handle your aligners with clean hands to prevent transferring harmful bacteria.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal or snack before reinserting your aligners. Proper brushing prevents food particles from getting trapped between your teeth and aligners.
  • Floss daily to remove debris and plaque from between your teeth. Flossing is crucial to maintaining healthy gums and preventing cavities.
  • Use an alcohol-free, antibacterial mouthwash to help eliminate bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
While wearing your aligners, it's best to avoid foods and drinks that can stain or damage them. These include coffee, tea, red wine, and sticky or hard foods. You should also remove your aligners before eating to prevent them from becoming discolored or damaged. Remember to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth before putting them back in.
To ensure the best results, wear your aligners for 20–22 hours per day, as recommended by Dr. Phillips. Consistency is key to achieving your desired smile on schedule.
Continue with your scheduled appointments at Phillips Family Orthodontics for progress checks and adjustments. These appointments are crucial for monitoring your treatment's success.
  • Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water every time you remove them from your mouth.
  • Clean your aligners daily using a soft toothbrush and a mild, clear, or antibacterial soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it may be abrasive.
  • Always handle your aligners with clean hands to prevent transferring harmful bacteria.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal or snack before reinserting your aligners. Proper brushing prevents food particles from getting trapped between your teeth and aligners.
  • Floss daily to remove debris and plaque from between your teeth. Flossing is crucial to maintaining healthy gums and preventing cavities.
  • Use an alcohol-free, antibacterial mouthwash to help eliminate bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
While wearing your aligners, it's best to avoid foods and drinks that can stain or damage them. These include coffee, tea, red wine, and sticky or hard foods. You should also remove your aligners before eating to prevent them from becoming discolored or damaged. Remember to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth before putting them back in.
To ensure the best results, wear your aligners for 20–22 hours per day, as recommended by Dr. Phillips. Consistency is key to achieving your desired smile on schedule.
Continue with your scheduled appointments at Phillips Family Orthodontics for progress checks and adjustments. These appointments are crucial for monitoring your treatment's success.

Will Invisalign Work for My Teeth?

Dr. Phillips has successfully treated underbites, overbites, crowding, spacing and everything in between with Invisalign. Aligners have been around for over 30 years and are considered a comprehensive tooth straightening device!

Is Invisalign For Me?

If you can brush your teeth, you can wear Invisalign to get the smile you've always wanted. The best part of Invisalign aligners is they look great, and it's so easy to keep your teeth clean. The hard part is you have to wear it for them to work! 

Are Invisalign Aligners Uncomfortable?

We want your treatment to be as delightful as possible. Studies have shown that patients with aligners have significantly less discomfort (pain) than those who use braces.

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Retainers and Aftercare

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you’ll receive retainers to maintain your beautiful smile. Here’s what to expect:

  • Follow Dr. Phillips’ instructions regarding retainer usage diligently. Typically, you’ll wear your retainers full-time initially and then gradually transition to nighttime wear. Keep them clean by gently brushing them with a soft toothbrush and mild soap.
  • Maintain regular dental check-ups with your general dentist to monitor your oral health and retainer fit.

If you experience any issues or have questions about your Invisalign Encinitas and Mira Mesa CA treatment, retainers, or any ongoing orthodontic care, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and support.

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