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Misaligned teeth can put a damper on your smile and lead to serious oral health problems.

Invisalign® can straighten mild to moderate misalignment for patients who shy away from the idea of traditional braces.

See how you can reap the benefits of Invisalign from Balboa Dental Care in San Diego, CA.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option that consists of a series of clear aligner trays that are virtually unnoticeable. Over six to twelve months, the trays move your teeth into their ideal position, improving the appearance and functionality of your mouth.


Dr. Daniel Stragier of Balboa Dental Care can provide you with this life-changing orthodontic treatment. Though your treatment may take a year to 18 months to complete, you will notice the benefits of treatment in just a few short weeks.

If you're in the San Diego, CA, area, and you could benefit from Invisalign treatment, we invite you to request a free consultation with us by calling our office:

(858) 541-1844

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I’ve been coming to Dr. Stragier for 17 years and I’m so glad I found him. From my cleanings to Invisalign I always get top notch service with care and honesty. I love all of the staff and hope he never retires.

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Best dental office I have been to. Dr. Straiger and his staff are extremely friendly, offer great service, no sales tactics. I recommend Balboa dental to all my friends/family

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The Dangers of Misaligned Teeth

Though your main concern may be the appearance of your smile, when left untreated, your misalignment can lead to serious problems, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Worn tooth surfaces
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Jawbone atrophy
  • Jaw strain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
  • Chronic headaches
  • Difficulty speaking and chewing

Fortunately, Invisalign can correct different misalignment problems and more.

Exploring Candidacy for Invisalign

Before you can begin your treatment at our office in San Diego, CA, our dentist will have to determine if you're a good candidate. During your free consultation, he will discuss a variety of factors, including:

Degree of Misalignment

Invisalign corrects mild to moderate misalignment. If you have severe misalignment, you may be a better candidate for other orthodontics.

Your Commitment

To be a good candidate for this orthodontic treatment, you must be dedicated to wearing the aligner trays for at least 22 hours each day. Failure to wear the aligner trays for the correct amount of time can result in a longer treatment timeline and may reverse your progress.

Your Oral Health

Before and during your treatment, it's important for you to practice good oral hygiene at home. We recommend following an at-home oral hygiene routine that involves brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using an oral rinse. This will help keep your mouth healthy enough for orthodontics.


Our San Diego, CA, dentist has undergone special training to be able to offer Invisalign treatment to patients. When you choose us, you're in capable hands.
Our San Diego, CA, dentist has undergone special training to be able to offer Invisalign treatment to patients. When you choose us, you're in capable hands.

Free Consultation

During your free consultation at our San Diego, CA, practice, your dentist will determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. He may check the severity of your misalignment and inquire about your dental hygiene habits.


If your dentist determines that you're a good candidate for Invisalign, he will take impressions of your teeth. These will be used to map out the best possible realignment plan and create your series of aligner trays.

Start Treatment

After a few weeks, you will receive your first set of clear aligner trays and instructions on how to use them from your dentist. Your treatment can begin immediately.

New Aligners

About every four to six weeks, you will visit our practice so we can check your progress and determine if your treatment is working as it should. During these visits, you will receive your new aligners to continue straightening your teeth.

Attend Appointments

Following your orthodontic treatment, you should attend regular dental appointments at least twice a year so we can continue to monitor your alignment and maintain your smile.

Retaining Your Results


After orthodontics, it's recommended to wear a retainer to allow your jawbone to heal around your teeth in their new position. Your dentist may recommend that you wear a retainer for several hours during the day and every night while you sleep indefinitely. Though you may be provided with a retainer at your final checkup with our San Diego, CA, dentist, Invisalign patients can often use their final aligner tray as their retainer.

Could I Benefit From Traditional Braces Instead?


Though Invisalign is a good solution for correcting minor misalignment, certain patients may benefit from traditional braces instead. Severe misalignment or complex cases typically require braces and a longer timeframe.

Comparing Invisalign and Braces

At this point, you may be wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of both Invisalign and traditional braces. Some of the main differences between the two treatments include:

Cost Before Insurance Time
Invisalign Invisalign generally costs between $3,000 and $5,000, depending on your treatment plan. Invisalign typically takes anywhere from 12 to 18 months to complete treatment but can provide results in as few as six months.
Braces The average cost of braces can fall anywhere between $3,000 and $7,000. Braces typically take 24 months to correct misalignment; however, treatment can be completed anywhere from under 12 months to three years.

Children and Invisalign

Though you may think of Invisalign as an orthodontic option for teenagers and adults, children can also benefit from this treatment.

Your child as young as seven can benefit from wearing Invisalign as long as they can follow an at-home oral care routine and wear their aligner trays for the recommended time.

Choose Invisalign for Your Child TO PREVENT FUTURE PROBLEMS

If your child or teenager has minor dental misalignment and they're responsible enough to use Invisalign correctly, our San Diego, CA, practice can provide them with comfortable Invisalign treatment to straighten their teeth and potentially avoid serious oral health problems in the future.

If you're ready to request a consultation for your child, we invite you to contact our San Diego, CA, dental practice:

(858) 541-1844

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amazing Dentist. Been going to him for over 15 years. He only does work that is necessary & always has best interest of his patients. Hands down best Dentist in SD! I actually have dental insurance with another dental practice, but choose to pay out of pocket for his service! It’s well worth it, because In the long run, he’s ended up saving me thousands of dollars!

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I think I was one of his first patients and have remained one for over 20 years. He is smart, gentle and seems always to have the patient's best interest in mind. His loyal staff (they have remained the same for the past 20 years) are also very smart and caring. I now have to travel a bit to see Dr. Stragier, but I would not go anywhere else.

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Invisalign as a Preventative Treatment

Minor dental misalignment in children can develop into major misalignment as an adult. When adults have major misalignment problems, not only are they often self-conscious about their smiles but they are also more at risk for decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Correcting your child's dental misalignment now provide them with a variety of benefits, including:

  • Helping prevent the development of serious dental concerns
  • Developing young jaws and arches
  • Making room for incoming permanent teeth
  • Making treatment more conservative and less expensive

Paying for Invisalign Treatment

Though many people may think of Invisalign as a way to correct cosmetic concerns, correcting your misalignment can also prevent serious oral health problems. Because of this, insurance companies will usually contribute to the cost of treatment.

Our San Diego, CA, office prides itself on providing patients with high-quality care at affordable prices. We accept most insurances and even offer payment and financing plans to cover any out-of-pocket costs to make this life-changing treatment fit comfortably into your budget.

"My dental health is the one thing I don't have to worry about." Glowing Reviews From Satisfied Patients


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Dr. Stragier has been my dentist for decades. He and his staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I am always advised on areas that need attention between visits, and my dental health is the one thing I don't have to worry about. Highly recommend.

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John Lynn


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I've been with Dr. Stragier for over 20+ years and will never leave him. His staff is the awesome! The office is always meticulously clean, and he has the absolute best bedside manners. "Brace" yourself for an exceptional day in the chair.

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Dr. Daniel Stragier

Balboa Dental Care

Dr. Daniel Stragier at Balboa Dental Care has provided patients with comprehensive, personalized service since 1985. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Stragier holds membership in:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • San Diego Implant Study Club

To request an appointment, fill out our contact form or call our office at (858) 541-1844.

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