Expert Orthodontists in West Covina and Pasadena, California.

Braces are an effective orthodontic treatment, but they’re not for everyone. If you have mild or moderate misalignment and would prefer not to wear brackets and wires for months, orthodontist Karen Guinn, DDS, might recommend treatment with Invisalign® at The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design in West Covina and Pasadena, California. To find out if you’re a good candidate for discreet orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®, call The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design or book an appointment online today.



Invisalign® is a modern way to adjust the alignment of your smile. The treatment involves a series of flexible plastic aligners that you place over your teeth every day. The aligners are clear, so they are difficult or impossible for others to notice when you smile. They’re made to fit snugly over your teeth so they won’t fall out.
During the planning stage, Dr. Guinn takes images and X-rays of your teeth and jaw. She uses digital impressions to create your plastic aligners and plans exactly how your teeth should move.
You should wear each aligner in the series for one to two weeks or however long Dr. Quinn tells you to. You should also need to wear them for 20-22 hours each day, which gives you time to take them out for eating and cleaning.

Each aligner pushes your teeth closer toward their ideal position. Instead of using metal wires and rubber bands for pressure, the shape of the plastic places pressure on specific parts of your teeth to guide them to their new position.

We are modern. We are experts. We are centrally located in West Covina and Pasadena.


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Invisalign® is revolutionary in the field of orthodontics, providing benefits and advantages that put the system ahead of braces and other orthodontic treatment options. The advantages of treatment with Invisalign® include:

    Fewer office visits.
    Precise treatment planning.
    Lower risk of cavities.
    Removable for easy cleaning.
    Invisible devices that don’t alter your appearance.
    Comfortable plastic material with less gum irritation.
    No dietary restrictions.

In many cases, treatment with Invisalign® is faster than treatment with traditional braces.
Wearing the aligners (and switching to a new set typically every week) will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you.


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The most commonly asked question from our patients is “how long will this treatment take?” With traditional braces, treatment times can take between 18 and 24 months; but with an Invisalign® treatment, it may only take between nine to 15 months. That’s almost half the time of traditional braces!


● Completely invisible braces.● Comfortable to wear - The aligners are made from a special plastic that has smooth, rounded edges so they won’t irritate your mouth.● Customized just for you.● Removable braces - Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, floss and for special occasions.● Effective – You will begin to notice a significant difference even before your treatment is complete!

When you begin your Invisalign® treatment you will receive several sets of custom fit aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for only two weeks. After two weeks you can switch your aligners with the next set and continue straightening your teeth. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth, and in just a few months you will have a straighter, healthier smile!

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