Dr. Steven Chase and Dr. Jacqueline Kotula are proud to offer Invisalign® clear aligner treatment starting at just $67 per month*. We're also including free teeth whitening following Invisalign® treatment.
Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth.
Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.
When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by either Dr. Steven Chase or Dr. Jacqueline Kotula.
Only Invisalign® clear aligners are made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place.
Up to 50% faster treatment times**
With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.
SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement.***
Better fit, better comfort
Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.****
Effective for a wide variety of cases
Proprietary SmartForce features and SmartTrack material make Invisalign treatment effective for complex cases. With innovations like these, Dr. Steven Chase and Dr. Jacqueline Kotula can move your teeth more precisely.
Unique feature for teens
Invisalign® clear aligners for teens contain compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.
Choosing Invisalign® treatment is an important dental and financial decision, so it’s essential that you schedule a free Invisalign consultation at Marin Dental Care.
Dr. Steven Chase or Dr. Jacqueline Kotula will use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. (Some doctors will take physical impressions.)
Then either Dr. Steven Chase or Dr. Jacqueline Kotula will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
Your custom-made aligners will be made of proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Wear your Invisalign® clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Dr. Steven Chase or Dr. Jacqueline Kotula may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every six weeks or so.
At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.
When your treatment is complete, ask your doctor about a Vivera® retainer. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners.
Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you?
For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex. And, we’re continuously innovating to expand that range and get even better results.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
An overbite generally occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It's typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. An overbite can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It's usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
One of the best things about Invisalign® treatment is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. Here are some comments from people going through treatment:
The aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That's it! Achieving that great smile couldn't be easier!
You'll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.
For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign clear aligners let you play without the worry of sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouthguard, simply remove your aligners and you're good to go!
Your bedtime routine can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your aligners. You won't be struggling with trying to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.
When considering Invisalign or braces, before and after pictures can be an important part of the decision-making process. If you're curious about how effectively Invisalign can treat your case, take a look at a few success stories of previous Invisalign patients. Each of these individuals had their own unique orthodontic and dental issues that were successfully treated with Invisalign. Remember that individual results may vary.
This-26-year old female believed there wasn't enough room within her jaw for all of her teeth to fit normally. Her doctor told her that when left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, and increase in the chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth. She was treated with Invisalign over the course of approximately 10 months.†
This 27-year-old female was unhappy that her upper and lower jaws seemed to be misaligned. This caused her upper teeth to bite on the inside of her lower teeth, and she could tell it was causing excessive wear. Her doctors told her this issue could also cause gum disease and bone loss. Her Invisalign treatment lasted approximately nine months.†
56-year-old male was concerned that his teeth were abnormally spaced and very far apart. His doctor told him that, while this might just seem unattractive, spacing issues in teeth can also cause some periodontal diseases. His Invisalign treatment lasted approximately 10 months.†
38-year-old female was concerned that her upper teeth overlapped her lower teeth too much. Not only is this a cosmetic issue, but it can lead to health problems later in life, so she was anxious to get it fixed. She was treated with Invisalign in approximately 20 months.†
†Individual results may vary.
*Actual cost of treatment may vary, dependent on the complexity of your case, amount of insurance coverage and your specific course of treatment.
**Weekly aligner changes are recommended for all Invisalign® treatments (with default staging protocol) for all Invisalign products. The decision to prescribe weekly aligner changes is at the doctor’s discretion. Monitor tooth movements such as rotations, extrusions, and significant root movements, particularly blue and black movements in the Tooth Movement Assessment (TMA). Depending on the patient response to treatment, particularly in mature adults, the doctor may consider longer periods between aligner changes.
*** SmartTrack material and SmartForce features are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement with Invisalign clear aligners. Data on file at Align Technology.
****Compared to aligners made of off-the-shelf, single layer .030in material. Data on file at Align Technology, Inc.
At Marin Dental Care we pride ourselves in offering our patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Our caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the wellbeing of our patients. We strive to help our patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care.
We will help to maximize your reimbursements, as well as send you a monthly statement regarding your account. Remember that insurance companies will typically respond within four to six weeks, so please call our office at 415-499-7700 if your insurance payment has not appeared on your statement in that time. The remaining balance(s) after insurance payment is the patient’s responsibility, and we thank you in advance for promptly meeting your obligations.
Options for a monthly payment plan are available, but must be arranged prior to your procedure or through CareCredit.
Please remember that patients are ultimately responsible for their fees incurred, regardless of insurance coverage.
Our staff is available to answer and assist you with questions regarding your account, so please contact us at (415) 952-9911. Don’t hesitate to make the call, as we can often help clear up simple misunderstandings.
For your convenience we accept the following credit cards: Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express. We also offer dental financing plans through CareCredit.
We take pride in delivering the finest dental care while keeping the costs to our patients as reasonable as possible, as such, our policy is that payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have previously been made.
With CareCredit, there are never any application fees, annual fees, or prepayment penalty fees and, approval decisions are instantaneous. You can also use CareCredit for all your future needs without reapplying. Credit lines in excess of $25,000 are available (based on credit approval). CareCredit offers flexible and practical monthly payment plan.
Dr. Chase received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine in the spring of 1985. Four years later in 1989, he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. Dr. Chase opened his first practice in 1994 located in Kensington, California. He has been located in north San Rafael, California since October of 1997.
To ensure his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care, Dr. Chase has taken and continues to take continued education courses all over the country. Dr. Chase has also been featured on KRON Channel 4 News, “Best of the Bay,” as one of the best general dentists in Marin County.
In his “off time,” Dr. Chase enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, attending and supporting his daughter and wife’s equestrian competitions, long-distance cycling, water skiing and golf.
Dr. Kotula, a native of Scotland, earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious University of Glasgow and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kotula was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (the National Dental Honor Society) for her leadership role as President of the International Dentistry Program at UCSF. She also received recognition for her work in Singapore studying children in dangerous domestic situations.
With over 12 very successful years practicing private dentistry in both Scotland and California, Dr. Kotula has built a wonderful relationship with her patients. She provides the highest quality dental care with the most gentle and caring approach. Dr. Kotula previously lived in Cusco, Peru for seven years while founding and running the non-profit organization, Dental Project Peru, which provides dental care and education to the most impoverished and rural, indigenous populations of the high Andes.
Dr. Kotula is an avid traveler, kite surfer and scuba diver. But more than anything her passion is for her family – husband Clark and two young sons, Carter and Blake.
Our office is open Monday through Saturday and have appointments available from 7:00AM — 7:00PM. We know that your time is important, and we work to ensure your visit is scheduled as professionally and quickly as possible.