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San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign braces

Dr. Leo Arellano is proud to offer an alternative known as Invisalign. San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign!

Realigning the smile often brings to mind unsightly traditional braces. However, with continued advances in orthodontia, Dr. Leo Arellano is proud to offer an alternative known as Invisalign. San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign!

What is Invisalign?

First, patients need to understand what Invisalign is and how it works. Invisalign is a type of aligner therapy that uses clear, medical-grade plastic aligner trays that patients wear to gradually reposition their teeth. Dr. Leo Arellano helps patients in creating a beautiful smile by starting with impressions of the natural teeth in their current positions. This is sent off to the Invisalign laboratory where a series of trays are made, representing each step in the movement of the teeth. Patients return to the office when the trays arrive and are educated on how to use them and take care of them. The idea behind Invisalign is that patients wear the first tray in the series for two weeks, then switch off to the next one for another two. The patients journey through their tray series and will obtain their beautiful smile by the end of the treatment with the very last tray. Patient compliance is key to ensure proper results are achieved as expected. Patients are to wear their trays day and night at least 22 hours, only removing the trays to clean their teeth or eat. The results are stunning and are often achieved in approximately one year or less, depending on the severity of the condition being treated.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Most patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth are proper candidates for Invisalign orthodontics. However, those with more severe issues such as overcrowding which may require special attention will still be referred to a trusted, knowledgeable orthodontist in the San Francisco, CA area who can care for the patient as well. To determine one’s candidacy, it is best that patients book a consultation appointment with Dr. Leo Arellano to learn more about the process and decide if the procedure is right for them. Some patient may still opt for traditional braces depending on their specific and unique dental needs.

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What are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces?

Invisalign is:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Fast
  • Discreet
  • Easy to use
  • Simple to care for
  • Healthier smile

What happens if I fail to wear my aligner trays?

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Invisalign depends greatly on patient compliance, as the trays are removable—unlike brackets and wires which are put in place by an orthodontic staff. When patients do not wear their trays as required, they may experience delays in treatment and additional costs to create new trays if needed.

Choose the clear choice: choose Invisalign!

If you are ready to enhance your smile with orthodontic treatment but want to avoid metal brackets and wires, we welcome you to the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano to learn about the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign is available for new and existing patients in the area of San Francisco, CA when they call the office at 415-881-4343. Our practice is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard and provides this and many other aesthetic services for patients to consider.


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A missing lower front tooth replaced by a fixed all-ceramic bonded bridge. (a removable stayplate)

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What our patients are saying...

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We’ve gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he’s done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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