SmileCorrect™ in San Diego, CA

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If you are considering straightening your smile without metal braces, SmileCorrect teeth aligners from Dental Express are a terrific option. With SmileCorrect, your bite is radically improved by simply wearing clear, removable aligners. These custom-made appliances fit comfortably and allow freedom from dietary restrictions. You can easily take out the appliances during meal times. That way, you don't have to worry about certain foods getting stuck in your teeth as you do with metal braces. To learn more about SmileCorrect and other orthodontic options, schedule an appointment at one of our convenient San Diego, CA offices.

Best Candidates

SmileCorrect is a good choice when your teeth are crooked, crowded, misaligned, or if you have a dental malocclusion (poor bite). SmileCorrect is particularly effective for patients with a severe overbite, rotated teeth, or even excess gaps in their teeth. There are lots of orthodontic treatments to enhance the spacing, alignment, and dental bite, but SmileCorrect has additional advantages. The clear aligners make it hard for others to tell you are wearing orthodontics. Also, the aligners are removable so they may be taken out when you eat, clean your teeth, and for special occasions. In contrast to Invisalign (a comparable system of clear teeth aligners), SmileCorrect is made in the United States and is normally less costly. When you visit our office for a SmileCorrect consultation, our team can go through all of your orthodontic options and answer all of your questions to find out if SmileCorrect is the best method for you.

What to Expect

When you select SmileCorrect, our dentists will take digital x-rays and dental impressions of your jaw and teeth to create your aligners. Once we receive your aligners, a staff member will call you to schedule a fitting. You should expect to schedule follow-up appointments every few weeks. During this time, we will assess your progress and give you new aligners as your teeth and bite move. In the event that you damage or lose one of your aligners, simply give us a call and we can have replacement aligners made so that you're able to continue treatment without waiting until your next appointment. Based upon the condition of your teeth and the amount of correction needed, your prescribed SmileCorrect care may take 12 – 24 months (about eight stages of therapy).


We will schedule regular appointments to check your progress and to make adjustments as needed. It is also very important to keep your teeth and the aligners clean so that you don't develop tooth decay. Flossing, brushing, and rinsing with mouthwash are important daily habits to follow. You should also clean or rinse the aligners before putting them back in your mouth. We also recommend storing your aligners in their protective case while eating to avoid losing them.

As soon as your treatment is finished, you may have to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from going back to their original position. You should continue to make annual dental examinations at Dental Express so we can monitor your bite, alignment, and total oral health.

Insurance Coverage

We will discuss price quotes during your consultation. In addition, our team will tell you about the various payment methods we take, such as medical financing. If you have dental insurance, a staff member can contact your insurer to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket costs.

SmileCorrect Aligners

Learn more information on SmileCorrect aligners and other orthodontic treatments during an appointment with one of our dentists. Having straighter teeth not only makes your smile look more attractive, but it can also improve your oral health and give you a more comfortable bite. Contact our office in San Diego, CA to schedule your SmileCorrect appointment.

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