“How long does Invisalign® take?” and Other FAQs

woman placing invisalign aligner in her mouth

Like most people, you’ve probably seen ads for Invisalign®, promising straighter teeth with a marvelously subtle treatment process. But while these ads certainly make clear aligners appealing, they’ve probably left you with a lot of questions. How long does Invisalign® take? How much does it cost? And above all, is it really as successful as […]

Invisalign® vs. Other Clear Aligner Brands 

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In this day and age, we have options–a lot of them. From the cars we drive to the clothes we wear, we’re constantly weighing our options to see which brands are the right fit for us. Orthodontic treatments (like Invisalign®) are no different. Dr. Mina Levi and her knowledgeable team have years of experience helping […]

Am I a good Invisalign® candidate? 

A Black woman smiles broadly after Invisalign® treatments

So, you’ve recently decided to enhance your appearance with smile-correcting aligners. But, how do you know if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, such as Invisalign®? At California Dental Innovations, Dr. Mina Levi and her dedicated team have years of experience providing life-changing treatments to patients living in San Francisco, CA.  If you’re ready […]

Can Invisalign® Fix TMJ Disorder?

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. TMJ disorder is a complex problem that negatively influences the jaw and causes a ripple effect throughout the body. Although the best way to address TMJ disorder varies from person to person, Invisalign’s® powerful, clear […]

8 Benefits of Clear Braces for Kids

young boy smiling and holding puppy

You may be surprised that Your child’s mouth has a mixture of primary and permanent teeth from ages 6 to 10, which may be the perfect time to start orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign® First, your child’s dentist can evaluate and proactively prescribe orthodontic treatment to correct your child’s bite early on without jaw surgery. At […]

All About Invisalign® First for Kids

close up of a child putting invisalign first into their mouth.

As a parent, you take pride in providing and caring for your child. That’s why you stay on top of homework, extracurricular activities, and even dental appointments. But regular dental cleanings and checkups may not be enough to care for your child’s smile. If you’re worried about your child’s smile alignment, then you need to […]

Q&A About Invisalign

A woman puts a clear aligner on her top teeth after having learned about Invisalign facts.

If you want to straighten your smile, then you’ll need to consider which orthodontic treatment is best for you. So, asking questions and gathering information (like Invisalign facts!) is the best place to start. As a Master of the American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA), Dr. Mina Levi of California Dental Innovations isn’t just knowledgeable […]

Why Choose Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces

man smiling after Invisalign treatment

Generally speaking, Invisalign and traditional braces can effectively straighten teeth and are similar in price. However, this is where the commonalities end. If you’re unsure whether to start a journey with Invisalign or traditional braces, continue reading. In this blog, we go over the three primary advantages that Invisalign has over metal braces. Are you […]

Fix Crooked Teeth Without Metal Braces

A Black man has his mouth wide open with his hand holding a clear aligner. He is getting ready to put the aligner on his upper teeth.

Smiling can elevate your mood, lower stress, and even improve your immune system. But, if crooked teeth make you want to hide your smile, then it’s time to take action. Traditionally, dental professionals recommended metal braces to fix their patients’ smiles. However, more modern solutions exist today (like Invisalign®!). Dr. Mina Levi of California Dental […]

Invisalign Cost Factors (and why it’s worth it!)

woman inserting Invisalign aligner

Invisalign® clear aligners are a more discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. In as little as 6-18 months, the Invisalign system can straighten most mild to moderate alignment issues. However, if you’re considering clear aligners, then you’ll need to know about Invisalign cost factors. Here, we’ll discuss 5 factors that influence Invisalign costs […]