Hidden Valley Orthodontics is North County’s Top 1% Provider for Invisalign®
Dr. Fortney is a trained Orthodontist and a specialist in tooth movement and has treated nearly a thousand cases with the Invisalign system. As a result of her knowledge and experience, she is often able to use Invisalign for treatment when others have said it can’t be done. Additional training to become an Orthodontist and more than 17 years of practice have taught Dr. Fortney that tooth movement is an intricate undertaking and should not be taken lightly. If you are considering Invisalign as a treatment option, please don’t just take into account the system itself, but who you choose to effectively utilize this system for your best result. Getting straight teeth without braces CAN be a real option! A complimentary consultation with Hidden Valley Orthodontics can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What is it?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 1 week, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Hidden Valley Orthodontics has prescribed. You’ll visit Hidden Valley Orthodontics about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.