Invisalign Specialist

North Park Smiles

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in North Park, San Diego, CA

In the past, metal brackets and wires made hiding your braces impossible. Fortunately, times have changed thanks to Invisalign®. Eduardo Díaz, DDS, and the team at North Park Smiles offer Invisalign clear aligners to patients who want to straighten their teeth without a mouth full of metal. Dr. Díaz is also highly experienced with Invisalign and can help design the best treatment plan that offers optimal results. To learn more about these removable clear aligners, call their offices in the North Park area of San Diego and Chula Vista, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system uses custom-made removable clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth and correct several other orthodontic concerns. While Invisalign gradually straightens your teeth in the same way as conventional braces, it does so without bulky brackets or thick metal wires.

Invisalign aligners are completely clear and molded to your teeth, so it’s nearly impossible to tell when you’re wearing them. 

Which orthodontic issues can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can correct nearly as many orthodontic issues as conventional braces. Talk to your North Park Smiles dentist about Invisalign if you have the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Open bite

If you think Invisalign is right for you, the team at North Park Smiles can evaluate your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners offer several advantages over conventional braces, especially for teens and adults. 


Clear aligners mold to your teeth and are nearly invisible, so others may not even realize you’re wearing them. For many, this feature alone gives them the confidence to laugh and smile without feeling insecure.


Because conventional braces are fixed to your teeth, it’s difficult to clean them and eat all the foods you enjoy. Meanwhile, Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out to drink, eat your favorite foods, and clean your teeth.


Invisalign therapy takes anywhere from 6-18 months to straighten crooked teeth and correct other orthodontic problems, while conventional braces take 18 months to three years in most cases.


Without metal wires and thick brackets rubbing up against the inside of your cheeks, you won’t have to deal with small cuts or sores. 

What happens during the Invisalign process?

The team at North Park Smiles will first evaluate if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Then you take impressions of your teeth so you can have personalized aligners made to fit your mouth comfortably.

After creating your treatment plan, your provider orders your first set of aligners. You should wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before you receive a new set.

Invisalign aligners must be worn for about 20-22 hours a day, but you can take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. 

What makes Invisalign unique is that your dentist can tweak your plan if necessary, so you don’t have to come in for regular visits every month.

You don’t need brackets, wires, and lengthy treatment times to transform your smile. If you’re ready to have straighter teeth, call the experts at North Park Smiles or schedule an appointment online.