Aesthetika Dental Center

General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Prosthodontists located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Besides making your smile beautiful, straight teeth can improve your oral health and overall quality of life. Because they’re easier to clean and maintain, straight teeth often have fewer cavities. Men and women who’ve had their bites properly aligned with Invisalign© or other clear braces frequently notice fewer or no headaches and facial pain. Dr. Rebecca Castaneda is an expert in Invisalign and clear braces at Aesthetika in Union Square within the San Francisco bay area. To set up an appointment, call or request an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What are Invisalign clear braces?

Invisalign uses clear, custom-molded acrylic trays that slide over the top or bottom teeth to straighten them.

If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth and improving your overall oral health, but dislike the hassle or appearance of metal braces, Aesthetika offers clear braces. Dr. Castaneda helps patients quickly straighten teeth without metal, wires, or brackets using Invisalign.

How do Invisalign clear braces work?

Dr. Castaneda designs the aligners in tandem with the aligner company to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position. After the design work is over, she sends the “blueprints” over to Invisalign and they create your aligners.

You'll wear a new set of aligners every two to three weeks. In total, the treatment process can take from 2 to 24 months, depending on how much straightening is needed.

Who is helped by Invisalign clear braces?

Invisalign is meant for patients in generally good oral health but who are struggling with:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Bite disorders
  • Gapped teeth


During your first appointment, Dr. Castaneda will examine your teeth and create a custom treatment plan.

Can I remove Invisalign at any time?

With Invisalign and other clear braces, the aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing to eating whatever you like.

Traditional braces can be embarrassing, and adequately brushing and flossing can take up to 30 minutes. Because of Invisalign’s flexible nature, there's no problem when a special occasion is coming up: Just take your aligners out for your big event and pop them back in when you’re ready.

If you’re looking to transform your smile with clear braces, call Aesthetika today or request an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary

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