Invisalign in Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Walter Dukes and the eclectic group of hygienists and staff at Mesa Dental are pleased to provide Invisalign in Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities. Please don’t wait to schedule your next Invisalign consultation; contact us today to learn why thousands of patients have achieved the smile they’ve always wanted.

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Invisalign In Santa Barbara

Dr. Walter Dukes and the eclectic group of hygienists and staff at Mesa Dental are pleased to provide Invisalign in Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities. Please don’t wait to schedule your next Invisalign consultation; contact us today to learn why thousands of patients have achieved the smile they’ve always wanted.

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Invisalign for adults and teens in Santa Barbara

As a transparent alternative to conventional metal braces, Invisalign has grown in popularity in the Santa Barbara area. Mesa Dental is one of Santa Barbara’s few “Certified Invisalign Providers.” We are proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners in our orthodontic treatment plans. Dr. Walter Dukes uses his extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry to achieve remarkable outcomes for his patients.

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Many of our patients desire to correct their crooked teeth or abnormal bite patterns but may not want to wear braces since they may feel uncomfortable or unappealing. For these patients, teeth straightening with Invisalign is an ideal alternative. Talk to us about your goals for improving the appearance and functionality of your smile so that the leading Invisalign dentist in Santa Barbara can help you decide if Invisalign is the best option for you.

Step 1


Give us a call to schedule your one-on-one Invisalign consultation.

Step 2


We will get to know you and create an affordable plan for your gorgeous new smile.

Step 3


Thrive with your healthy, beautiful, and confident smile.

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Dr. Walter Dukes graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1978, where he was awarded the Mosby Award, a distinction awarded to the top four students in his graduating class. Dr. Dukes believes that everyone deserves the best care, and constantly strives to ensure that each patient he meets receives the highest quality of care possible. He constantly pursues post-graduate education through continuing education courses and has achieved a number of board certifications, including:

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Faster Than Traditional Braces

Although it may take anywhere from 24 to 36 months for conventional braces, Invisalign usually only lasts up to 18 months. Also, very few follow up adjustment appointments are needed for Invisalign, granting you additional time for your day to day life.

No Limitations On Food

Traditional braces contain a lengthy list of food that should be avoided, such as chewing gum, popcorn, foods that require extensive chewing, sugary candy, and more.  On the other hand, Invisalign aligners are detachable, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods without stressing about your teeth straightening treatment being disrupted.

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Discreetly straighten crooked teeth with Invisalign in Santa Barbara.

Are you disappointed with your smile because of teeth imperfections or misalignment? If so, you should visit an orthodontist right away.

Some people might not want to see an orthodontist because they’re afraid of getting braces. Perhaps it is the discomfort or embarrassment of wearing braces that deters people away. Well, there is now a better alternative for people who want to straighten their teeth. It is called Invisalign.

Invisalign is a more convenient and less revealing way to realign your teeth. It is a small aligner tray that you keep over your teeth throughout each day. No one else will notice the tray as you smile because it is entirely transparent. That means you can straighten your teeth without suffering any embarrassment.

As the top Invisalign dentist in Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Walter Dukes and the Mesa Dental team will layout a custom Invisalign treatment plan specific to your unique teeth straightening needs; we welcome patients from Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Summerland, and the surrounding areas.

Frequently Asked Invisalign Questions

Invisalign is a new orthodontic technique for straightening out misaligned teeth. These could be teeth that have gaps, overlapping, or crookedness. Invisalign is a better and safer alternative to braces because it doesn’t require you to have wires and metal brackets in your mouth. These components tend to damage the teeth and gums over time.

Invisalign does not have any metal pieces whatsoever. It is a set of plastic, transparent aligner trays that can be removed whenever you want. When you keep the aligners in your mouth, they gradually reposition your teeth to appear straighter over time. About every two weeks, you’ll receive a new set of aligners to continue the alignment process.

You should wear aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day, including when you sleep too. The only time you should take out the aligners is when you eat food, floss, or brush your teeth. If you want to remove the aligners for some other reason, such as for a social event, make sure you don’t keep them out for too long. Remember the 20-hour per day recommendation.

Invisalign cannot help everybody. People with severe teeth misalignment or damage might have to use traditional metal braces for treatment. But for most people, transparent aligners can help them get their teeth back into the proper position.

If you have an overbite, teeth gaps, overlapping teeth, crooked teeth, crossbite, open bite or underbite, then you should schedule an examination. The dentist can determine if you qualify for Invisalign or not.


More adults and teens are choosing Invisalign over braces. It makes sense because Invisalign offers so many more advantages to the person who gets it. These advantages are as follows:

  1.  Better Comfort
    Metal braces have uncomfortable brackets and wires that could irritate the lips, cheeks, and gums in your mouth. Invisalign aligners are constructed of plastic and do not irritate any part of your mouth whatsoever. You can also remove them whenever you want.
  2.  Shorter Commitment
    Braces require you to wear them for up to two years. Most people who wear aligners will see positive results within the first year. Of course, every person is different so the results will vary per person.
  3. Transparency

    Invisalign uses SmartTrack material for the aligners. SmartTrack is a transparent material that allows you to remain confident in public because no one will see the aligners in your mouth. You will even start to look better as you continue to wear the aligners in your mouth.
  4. Preview the Result
    Invisalign utilizes a customized treatment plan for each person. The dentist will use digital technology to show you what the results will look like after wearing the aligners for a specific time.
  5. Improved Oral Health
    Aligned teeth improve your oral health. It keeps your teeth cleaner because you won’t have any misaligned or crooked teeth to trap as much food and debris. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene won’t take as much time anymore.
  6.  Eat Your Favorite Foods
    When you wear braces, you have to keep them in your mouth all the time. You aren’t allowed to eat sticky or crunchy foods because they can damage the metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are so much more convenient because you can remove them before you eat. This gives you the freedom to eat sticky and crunchy foods.
    Make sure you wash out your mouth before you put the aligners back in again. You could also elect to try out some other cosmetic dental treatments, including teeth whitening techniques and tooth-color fillings.

An initial consultation is the first step of the Invisalign process. Dr. Dukes will perform a complete oral assessment of your mouth to determine the current position of your teeth. He’ll utilize a revolutionary new piece of dental technology called the iTero digital scanner, which captures 3D pictures of your smile. These pictures will help the doctor create a customized treatment plan for improving your smile. You’ll get to see a preview of how your teeth will become realigned after you complete the Invisalign treatment process.

Based on the images of your smile, the Invisalign lab technicians will develop customized aligners that correspond with your smile. You’ll receive new aligners every couple of weeks as your smile continues to improve. The doctor will keep an eye on your progress and implement the necessary adjustments if needed.

Dukes has helped hundreds of patients improve their smiles. The Invisalign teeth alignment technology eliminates the stress and worry of having to get braces. Now you can live your life comfortably as you work to improve your teeth’ appearance each day.

Now is the best time to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Dukes. We look forward to seeing you and your bright new smiles that awaits!


Mesa Dental, offers Invisalign in Santa Barbara and surrounding cities, including Goleta, Montecito, Summerland & more.

  • 1809 Cliff Drive, Suite D
    Santa Barbara, CA 93109


  • (805) 335-6780



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