Woolf Dental
(661) 665-0500
9450 Stockdale Highway
Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Bakersfield Invisalign

Asian woman with a ponytail putting on an Invisalign alignerInvisalign is a metal-free way to straighten your teeth in half the time of traditional braces. People will notice your smile transformation—not your braces. While Woolf Dental serves our patients with traditional orthodontics, many adults, especially, prefer Invisalign invisible braces. We are a certified Premier Invisalign provider for adults and teens.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses 3-D technology and a series of clear, flexible plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The FDA-approved aligners do not contain BPA, BPS, gluten, or latex.

What Kind of Issues Will Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign treatment corrects many cases of misalignment, including:

  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Open bite
  • Overbite
  • Gaps
  • Underbite

Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign

How do traditional braces and Invisalign compare?


  • Metal wire and brackets
  • Uncomfortable and irritating
  • Non-removable
  • They are difficult to keep clean
  • Plaque and tartar can build up easily
  • There are some dietary restrictions
  • Your dentist will change the wire and reposition brackets as needed
  • Checkup appointments every four to six weeks
  • Treatment time averages two to three years
  • You will wear a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth aligned


  • Virtually invisible flexible plastic
  • Much more comfortable
  • Removable
  • Easy to floss and brush your teeth
  • You can eat what you want
  • You will switch to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks
  • You may need tooth-colored attachments to help your teeth move
  • Checkup appointments every six to eight weeks
  • Treatment time averages six to twelve months
  • You will wear a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth aligned

Invisalign Technology at Woolf Dental


Instead of messy impressions, Woolf Dental uses iTero 3-D digital scanning to make a digital model of your teeth for precisely fitting aligners.

Two invisalign aligners for mandibular advancement
Invisalign mandibular advancement

Mandibular advancement for teens

Invisalign’s mandibular advancement features precision wings on the aligners to gradually move the jaw forward and improve your bite. The feature corrects overbite in teens while aligning their teeth.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign treatment includes these steps:

  • During your first Invisalign appointment, we will examine your teeth and take photographs of them.
  • We will use iTero technology to scan your teeth, gums, and jaw and show you a 3-D digital model of how Invisalign can progressively improve your smile.
  • We will use the 3-D model to map your tooth movement and develop a treatment plan.
  • The Invisalign lab will use the model and treatment plan to make customized aligners for you.
  • When your aligners arrive, we will place them on your teeth and trim them as needed for correct fit and comfort.
  • You will take a series of aligners home.
  • You will wear each new set of aligners 20-22 hours a day for one or two weeks to move your teeth to a new position and allow time for tooth ligaments to adjust.
  • With each new set of aligners you wear, you will feel discomfort and extra pressure for a few days. As your teeth move, the aligners will feel more comfortable.
  • We may temporarily attach small buttons of white composite to your teeth to increase the aligners’ grip for any complex tooth movement.
  • You will have a checkup appointment about every six to eight weeks.

After you have worn all the Invisalign trays, your smile will be aligned and beautiful.

How Long Is Invisalign Treatment?

The average treatment time with Invisalign is six to twelve months. We will make a personalized treatment plan for you and estimate your total treatment time.

How to Take Care of Invisalign

  • Remove Invisalign when you eat and drink.
  • Brush your teeth after eating, or thoroughly rinse your mouth with water if you cannot brush.
  • At night, floss and brush your teeth as you normally do. Rinse and gently brush your aligners and wear them overnight.
  • Keep your aligners fresh and clear with a cleaning solution designed for clear braces.

Are You Interested in Invisalign?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with clear braces, call us to schedule an appointment for an exam or request an appointment online.