What is Invisalign?

Patients from Mission Hills and Hillcrest are asking what is Invisalign invisible braces?INVISIBLE BRACES

Invisalign braces are a modern and comfortable alternative for straightening teeth. These invisible braces are a high-tech system of clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth to create pressure that will gently reposition your teeth over a period of time.


These aligners are designed and custom-designed for your teeth by a trained Invisalign dentist. Aligners are worn for approximately two weeks before it’s time to change to the next aligner.

Your teeth move gradually with each new aligning tray. Normally they are worn about 22 hours a day; ideally, any time when you are not eating or brushing your teeth.

Aligners come with a well-concealed blue dot wear indicator. This convenient wear indicator, which is completely invisible while being worn, lets you know when it’s time for your next set of aligners.


Invisalign braces are a fantastic solution for teens and adults that want straighter teeth. Since these comfortable aligners are almost invisible, you can have the confidence to smile throughout your treatment period.

No more closed-mouth smiles or hiding when it’s photo time. With Invisalign, you will be more confident in your appearance from the beginning to the end of your treatment!


Say goodbye to ugly wires, painful bands, and brackets. Say farewell to aching gums and mouth sores that result from having a mouth full of metal. Say adios to long and complicated brushing and flossing routines, and uncomfortable visits to the orthodontist.

Invisalign invisible braces are available to patients in San Diego courtesy of Dr. Marcos Ortega.HELLO FREEDOM

Say hello to a whole new world of freedom. You’ll soon have the freedom to eat what you want, the freedom to take your aligners out when you need to, the freedom to spend more time with your friends instead of at the dentist’s office, and the freedom to smile broadly—all without a mouthful of metal.


The aligner trays are smooth, comfortable to wear, and removable. This means that you can continue doing exactly the same things you did before wearing Invisalign braces.

These invisible braces give you options that regular braces don’t. If you’re going to a special event and would prefer not to wear them, for example, you can pop them out and put them back in again after the event is over.

Of course, because they are virtually invisible, we believe you’ll have little need to take them out. What’s more, the Invisalign system is convenient! It can easily accommodate the busy schedules of teens and parents on the go.

For more information about Invisalign or to schedule a consultation or appointment with Dr. Ortega, call us today at our San Diego office, near Hillcrest and Mission Hills!