About Invisalign

At North Coast Orthodontics in Capitola, CA, we are proud to offer Invisalign as a cutting-edge alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position, offering an effective, virtually invisible solution to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. As the only top 1% provider of Invisalign in the Monterey Bay, we are proud to be a Diamond+ provider of Invisalign and showcase our experience using aligners as an excellent treatment option.

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to depict your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then, a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth — and your teeth only — to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for one week before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved.

How does Invisalign work?

Your journey begins with a consultation at North Coast Orthodontics, where we determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. If it is, we’ll use a scanner such as the iTero digital scanning system to create precise 3D images of your teeth. Then we map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Although each case is unique, treatment typically takes about six to 15 months for adults. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

To get the best results from your Invisalign treatment, it’s important to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Regular check-ups with us, every fifteen weeks or so, ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Cleaning your aligners is easy — simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water.

Invisalign offers an effective, discreet, and convenient option for achieving the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of. At North Coast Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets your individual needs and goals. If you’re considering Invisalign, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you take the first step towards a confident, radiant smile with Invisalign.

Invisalign For Kids

Invisalign for Kids

With advancements in orthodontic technology, Invisalign for kids offers a modern approach to early orthodontic treatment, helping to address dental issues before they become more complex.

Early orthodontics, often referred to as Phase One orthodontics, typically begins between the ages of seven and nine. This phase of treatment focuses on addressing dental and jaw development issues that, if left untreated, could evolve into more significant problems in the future. Invisalign for kids is designed with these young patients in mind, providing a less invasive and more comfortable solution for early orthodontic intervention.

The goal of incorporating Invisalign into early orthodontic treatment is not just about straightening teeth. It’s about creating a healthier environment for a child’s permanent teeth to emerge and developing proper jaw growth. This proactive approach can lead to a more balanced facial structure, improved bite function, and potentially reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic work later in life.

How does Invisalign For Kids work?

Invisalign for kids utilizes custom-made aligners tailored to fit comfortably over a child’s teeth, gently guiding them into their correct positions over time. These aligners are designed specifically for young mouths that still have baby teeth and are undergoing the transition to permanent teeth. The aligners can also accommodate the eruption of new teeth, making them an ideal choice for early orthodontic treatment.

Parental involvement is vital in ensuring the success of Invisalign treatment for kids. Encouraging and reminding your child to wear their aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day is essential. Parents should also help maintain a regular schedule for switching to new aligners and ensure their child attends follow-up appointments with their orthodontist.

Additionally, teaching children about the importance of oral hygiene and assisting them in cleaning their aligners properly can prevent dental issues such as cavities and gum disease during treatment.

If you’re considering early orthodontic treatment for your child and are interested in learning more about what Invisalign for kids can offer, we invite you to contact North Coast Orthodontics today. Together, we can create a treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique needs, setting the stage for a lifetime of smiles.

Invisalign For Teens

Invisalign for Teens

At North Coast Orthodontics, we understand that the teenage years are a time of significant growth and self-discovery. A confident smile can play a crucial role in a teen’s self-esteem and social interactions. That’s why we’re proud to offer Invisalign for teens — a state-of-the-art orthodontic solution that aligns teeth effectively while accommodating the lifestyle of today’s teenagers.

Invisalign for teens is specifically designed to address the unique needs of adolescent patients. This innovative treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, combining the effectiveness of traditional braces with the flexibility and aesthetics that today’s teens demand.

We recognize that teenagers lead busy lives filled with school, sports, and social activities. Invisalign aligners are completely removable, allowing teens to continue enjoying their favorite foods and maintain their oral hygiene routine without the hassle of traditional braces. Whether it’s picture day, prom night, or just a regular day at school, Invisalign for teens offers a virtually invisible way to improve their smile.

A unique treatment for teens

Invisalign treatment not only transforms smiles but also teaches teens the value of responsibility. By actively participating in their orthodontic journey — wearing aligners as prescribed, attending follow-up appointments, and practicing good oral hygiene — teens learn important lessons in self-care and discipline.

Invisalign for teens is equipped to handle a wide range of orthodontic issues, from simple to more complex cases. Utilizing advanced technology, each set of aligners is custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth, applying gentle pressure to shift them into the desired position over time. As every teen’s dental structure is different, we begin with a comprehensive consultation to create a personalized treatment plan that targets their specific needs.

Our team at North Coast Orthodontics is dedicated to making the Invisalign experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible for our teen patients and their families. We provide ongoing support, education, and encouragement throughout the treatment process, celebrating each milestone towards achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.

Invisalign For Adults

Invisalign for Adults

At North Coast Orthodontics, we believe it’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re looking to boost your confidence, improve oral health, or simply straighten your teeth discreetly, Invisalign for adults offers an innovative solution that fits seamlessly into your professional and personal life.

Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This means you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and maintain your oral hygiene routine without the constraints of metal brackets and wires.

designed for the adult lifestyle

We understand that adults have unique considerations when it comes to orthodontic treatment. You may be concerned about the appearance of braces in your professional life or the time commitment required for traditional orthodontic visits. Invisalign for adults addresses these concerns by offering a nearly invisible treatment option and requiring fewer in-office visits, making it easier to fit into your busy schedule.

Invisalign for adults is suitable for correcting a wide range of dental issues, including overbite and open bite. During your initial consultation at North Coast Orthodontics, we’ll use advanced imaging technology to create a precise 3D model of your teeth. This allows us to customize your treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals, ensuring effective results and a smoother treatment process.

Your Invisalign journey begins with receiving your first set of custom aligners, which you’ll wear for most of the day, removing them only for meals and oral hygiene. Every week, you’ll transition to a new set of aligners, gradually moving your teeth toward their final, desired positions. Throughout the process, you’ll have periodic check-ins with our team to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Choosing North Coast Orthodontics for your Invisalign treatment means you’ll benefit from our commitment to personalized care, advanced technology, and a supportive environment. Our experienced team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout your orthodontic journey. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you every step of the way towards achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Invisalign for adults at North Coast Orthodontics offers a discreet, convenient, and effective way to improve your smile. Whether you’re pursuing personal or professional goals, a confident smile can make all the difference. If you’re ready to explore how Invisalign can transform your smile and your life, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll embark on a journey to a more confident, radiant you.