Seeing what low cost Invisalign can do for someone's smile is amazing to patients and San Diego Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. David Eshom. That is why he has incorporated San Diego Invisalign to his general and cosmetic practice. Dr Eshom sees how doing Invisalign can make a fanastic improvement in someone's smile without having to reduce a patient's teeth for veneers or crowns. In fact, low cost Invisalign has saved patients the cost of veneers in many of Dr. Eshom's patients. Dr. Eshom's philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry is to make someone healthier and prettier removing no or little tooth structure. Low cost Invisalign treatment is the most conservative or minimally invasive smile enhancing treatment besides whitening procedures. Call or contact us for a no charge consultation today.

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 If you take a look at our before and after section, you’ll find relevant before-and-after pictures of some real Invisalign patients. You’ll see for yourself the visible improvements - but the more important aspect is that correcting orthodontic issues can potentially have positive benefits for your overall health.

We’re also continually making new advancements in our products and treatment process for even better clinical results. Most recently, the addition of Precision Cuts allows our aligners to now accommodate the use of elastics. As a result, more severe bite issues can be corrected effectively with Invisalign.

Here are some of the common conditions currently treated with Invisalign; if there is a specific issue that you do not see addressed here, please contact your Invisalign Provider for more information and to see if Invisalign is right for you.

This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this can also be caused by the surrounding teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease. This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum diseaseThis occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can lead to abnormal tooth wear and chipping, and periodontal problems including gum disease and bone loss.This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems. What people commonly refer to as an "overbite" is known to dental professionals as "overjet". It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum disease and chipped or fractured front teeth.  

he aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit.  Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that great smile couldn’t be easier!

"I'm usually pressed for time in the mornings, and I appreciate how Invisalign doesn't slow me down. I just pop out the aligners, brush my teeth and pop ‘em back in."

Amy – 

You’ll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.

"I love how I can pretty much eat whatever I want and not have to worry about whether it's going to damage anything during my treatment."

Carl – 

For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue wearing your aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouth guard, simply remove your aligners and you're good to go!

"Soccer is my life, which means there's a lot of contact. Wearing braces would definitely make me a little hesitant to go all out"

Teri – Boston, MA

Your bedtime routine can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be struggling with trying to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.

"I don't think I'd have the patience to keep braces clean - especially having to floss between all those wires. With Invisalign, I just take out my aligners, brush and floss my teeth, quickly brush my aligners and I'm done."

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Align Technology

AligTechnology, Inc. of Santa Clara, California manufactures and markets Invisalign®, a method doctors use to treat malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Because it does not rely on metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign reduces some of the limitations associated with traditional braces, including patient concerns about aesthetics and discomfort. Statistics show that with experience, doctors can use Invisalign to treat a vast majority of patients who want a better smile.

Invisalign has two primary components: ClinCheck® and aligners. ClinCheck is the Internet-based application that allows orthodontists to simulate treatment in 3-D by modeling stages of tooth movement. Aligners are thin, nearly invisible, removable dental appliances that correspond to each stage of the ClinCheck simulation. Each custom made aligner is worn over the teeth for two weeks before being replaced by the next aligner in the series, until treatment is complete.

 

Company History

The company was founded in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth, who realized the benefit of applying advanced 3-D computer imaging to the field of orthodontics. Like many breakthrough inventions, the idea for Invisalign grew from happenstance. Chishti wore braces as an adult, which he found awkward and embarrassing. When his braces were removed he wore a clear plastic retainer. He noticed that when he neglected to wear the retainer for several days his teeth would move, and upon reinsertion his teeth would shift back to their desired, straightened state. Chishti’s simple observation that a clear plastic device was capable of moving his teeth led him to conceptualize the process that became Invisalign. Yet the idea of using a series of appliances to move teeth is not new to orthodontics. In 1945, Dr. Kesling first described the concept of moving teeth using a series of planned, individual stages. He realized that the lab requirements would be significant, and could not envision a practical way to make the idea a reality. Kesling did have the foresight to state that technology would one day be available to make such treatment possible. Today, Align is one of the largest manufacturers of mass customized products in the world. More than 230,000 patients have entered treatment with Invisalign, and more than ten million unique aligners have been produced.

 

More information is available at www.invisalign.com.

 

Company Milestones

September 1998

Align receives FDA clearance to market Invisalign to the general public, and begins commercial sales of Invisalign in July 1999.

September 2000

Align launches its first national advertising campaign and has 10,000patients in treatment with Invisalign.

January 2001

Align starts trading on NASDAQ with an initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock.

December 2001

The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics publishes the first significant clinical study of Invisalign treatment of complex malocclusions performed by The University of Pacific in San Francisco. The study broadens the range of adults and adolescents a doctor can treat using Invisalign.

March 2002

-Thomas M. Prescott joins Align Technology as President and CEO.

-Align is awarded the Medical Design Excellence Award for Invisalign and the 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Excellence Award.

April 2002

Align is ranked the number one fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by The San Jose Mercury News.

January 2004

Align achieves GAAP profitability.

November 2004

Align reaches a new company milestone by shipping its 10 millionth aligner.