Invisalign – Not Just for a Pretty Smile Anymore!

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Dr. James Tasto | Torrey Hills DentalInvisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during and after treatment.  By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted.  And, almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.

Many people believe that Invisalign is only effective at treating minor orthodontic issues.  But the fact is that our 96% satisfaction rate is a result of successfully treating a broad range of cases, from overly crowded teeth and under bites to jaw problems and tooth misalignment.

There are 3 main benefits to Invisalign other than just a pretty smile.

  1. Healthier Gums: Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart.  Properly aligned teeth can help gum fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.  Plaque hides around the necks of the teeth and crowded teeth harbor more plaque than straight teeth.  Eliminating gum disease is paramount for overall health. 
  2. Easier Cleanings: With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal disease can be reduced.  How often do you have a cleaning and notice that is always feels cleanest around the inside of the lower teeth.  Now notice how crowded the lower front teeth are.  This is easily corrected with Invisalign. 
  3. Decreased risk of Abnormal Wear: Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints.  Teeth that are not properly aligned will wear abnormally.  We want the teeth to align up against each other with a cusp/fossa relationship.  This means the hills match up to the valleys of the opposing teeth.  This creates normal, slow wear over time.  Misalignment causes the wear of teeth to occur in areas that it should not and thus more breaking and chipping of teeth. 

If you feel you may benefit from straight teeth, call me for a FREE Invisalign Consultation.


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Dr. James Tasto

Born and raised in San Diego, Dr. James Tasto attended University of San Diego High School where he lettered in both golf and wrestling. After earning a Bachelors in Science from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Tasto graduated from University of Southern California Dental School with an emphasis on cosmetics and sports dentistry.  Dr. James Tasto was selected by his peers to be included in the List of Top Dentists in San Diego for 2007 – 2013.  He appeared in the May issue of San Diego Magazine.  Dr. Tasto is also a member of D.O.C.S. (Doctors Offering Charitable Services), a local organization that offers medical services such as plastic surgery, vision and dental to the less fortunate patients in San Diego.  Dr. Tasto currently resides in San Diego with his lovely wife Traci and their 3 children. He enjoys golf, beach volleyball and playing with his kids.


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