Straightened teeth on your terms.

The Dental House provides complete Invisalign services for adults and teens interested in an alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign and braces both align teeth – but differ based on the material used, appearance, and application. Invisalign is comprised of clear, removable aligners that are custom-fitted to the teeth. Traditional braces use a series of visible, non-removable metal brackets glued to the teeth.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

You Prefer More Discreet Orthodontic Care

The invisible nature of invisalign is ideal for adults who prioritize their professional smile and want to avoid traditional braces. Patients can straighten their teeth and feel confident in meetings and everyday interactions.

You (Or Your Teen) Has an Active Lifestyle

Braces may be limiting for people involved in sports, music, or other involved activities. Invisalign can be easily removed – providing a flexible option that eliminates restrictions.

You Value Convenience

Invisalign is a perfect fit for people experiencing moderate teeth crowding, issues with spacing, or bite problems. The treatment provides the ability to maintain great oral hygiene and eat without conditions.

Why Choose The Dental House for Invisalign in La Mesa?

The key to successful alignment goes beyond retainers – it requires diligent planning and ongoing refinement. Dr. Vu has spent many years providing consultations and treatment for Invisalign. She takes a “no-stone-left-unturned” approach to resolve your alignment issues and achieve your vision.
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Our Invisalign Process


The first step to get Invisalign in La Mesa is a meeting with Dr. Vu – which can be done in your routine check-up. We’ll assess your teeth, dental goals, and determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you.

Custom Planning

If we decide Invisalign is your best option, we will begin by taking digital impressions of your teeth to create a detailed plan. This will include the precise movement of your teeth – and roughly how long treatment will take.

Build the Aligners

Once your Invisalign plan is completed, we will have your custom aligners manufactured – with BPA-approved plastic.

Aligning Your Teeth

Invisalign is a two-way street. To ensure our plan works, you need to be very diligent about wearing your aligner series – especially in the first few weeks. You must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them for eating, drinking (except for water), brushing, and flossing.

Periodic Check-Ups

We recommend routine Invisalign check-ups (every 5-6 weeks) to monitor progress and make sure your teeth are moving properly.

Life-Long Retention

Your Invisalign treatment will be completed after you use all your aligners. Dr. Vu will take a final assessment to see if any more refinements are needed. You may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results.

Our Mindset with Invisalign

Exhaustive Planning

Invisalign treatments must be planned down to the smallest detail. Dr. Vu takes no shortcuts or compromises in developing a custom roadmap to meet your vision.

Professional Guidance

Achieving the best result with Invisalign is dependent on your habits and ability to follow the guidelines. We’ll explain all the rules – duration, when to remove aligners (and when not to), rinsing, cleaning, and more.

Compassionate Service

We understand Invisalign is a big commitment, and following all the guidelines is not always easy. Our goal in every routine check-up is to keep you on track – no condescending lectures, finger pointing, or anything else.

Open-Door Policy for Questions

Invisalign is a long process. We’re here to answer all your questions and remove any gray areas from your treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign can vary depending on the complexity of your case, the duration of the treatment, and more. On average, Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,000 to $8,000 in the United States. When you meet with The Dental House, we’ll provide a transparent cost breakdown before any treatment is started.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. These fit snugly over your teeth and precisely control the timing and amount of force applied to each tooth. This process gently aligns your teeth according to the treatment plan.

How long does Invisalign take?

On average, treatment takes anywhere from 12 to 18 months, but simpler cases may be completed in less time. Regular check-ups every 4 to 6 weeks are crucial to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

Invisalign may be covered by dental insurance if the policy includes orthodontic benefits. Coverage can vary, with some insurance plans covering a fixed amount or a percentage of the cost. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to understand which treatments are covered under your plan.

Does Invisalign fix an overbite?

Yes, Invisalign can fix an overbite in many scenarios. Invisalign aligners may also correct underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, and crowded teeth, among others.

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