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How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Orthodontic treatments, such as braces or aligners, apply gentle pressure to gradually migrate your teeth into the proper, desired position. Orthodontic care can benefit patients of any age! Give us a call to find out how we can help you take the first steps towards reclaiming your self esteem with a radiant, straightened smile.

Dr. Libby and our team at Libby Dental will guide you through a careful examination of your mouth and teeth to discuss with you all of your treatment options. Advances in dentistry have provided us with numerous choices: you can pick traditional metal braces, or clear, discreet trays that fit over your teeth.


One of the most popular choices for straightening teeth are Invisalign clear aligners!

Invisalign is series of clear aligner trays that are custom-made for each patient. If you have been wanting straight teeth, but have been hesitant because you didn’t want traditional braces, you can now achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted with our almost undetectable clear aligners. They are easily removable and can straighten your smile in as little as six months to just over a year depending on your individual dental needs.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The invisible aligners gradually move your teeth over time until they are beautifully straight, healthy, and functional. You will change your custom-made aligner trays every few weeks as your teeth gradually move into the correct place. The overall Invisalign treatment is very gentle and long-lasting. Invisalign is an excellent option for adult patients!

Six Month Smile

Custom-fitted Six Month Smiles braces are an excellent solution for an adult patient looking to cosmetically improve his or her smile. Six Month Smiles are clear braces that focus on correcting cosmetic imperfections by using low force to gently move teeth. If you suffer from gaps in your teeth or have slight cosmetic issues, you will be able to straighten teeth faster than ever!

How Does Invisalign Work?

Faster Treatment Time The average treatment time is–you guessed it–six months, making it years shorter than the treatment times for the more traditional metal braces.
Invisible Tooth-colored wire and clear brackets make this orthodontic treatment virtually invisible. Undetectable adult orthodontics will help you move forward with confidence in life while getting the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!
Consistent Outcome The outcome of the low force treatment is beautiful, quick, and effective.
Comfort Since low force is used for the cosmetic adjustment of teeth, the Six Month Smile treatment is fast, comfortable, and safe.
Price More affordable than most traditional treatments, Six Month Smiles adult orthodontics are a great alternative to treatments like Invisalign or metal braces.

Think For A Moment…

Do you–or does anyone in your family–have:

  • An underbite, overbite, or crossbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • A crowded smile

Get Started With Us Today!

If you are looking for a dental experience that brings you peace of mind, come to Libby Dental. Our goal is to provide relief, make you feel comfortable, build trust, and form a true connection that lasts. Whether it’s restorative or cosmetic dentistry that you need, we will have you walking out of our San Diego dental office grinning from ear to ear.

“If you can feel trust before you walk in the door, that’s the key to success.”

-Dr. Landon Libby, DDS

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