The idea of moving teeth with removable aligners is not a new concept. However, the ability to do it using computer software has completely revolutionized and streamlined the orthodontic correction process, making it easier for patients to receive truly comprehensive dental care.
When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® offers patients a more comfortable way to correct minor alignment issues. This treatment relies on clear, thermoplastic aligners that gradually move the teeth into the desired position. As the treatment does not utilize any metal and is removable, Invisalign® patients enjoy flexible, comfortable care.
There are a number of advantages associated with Invisalign®, which include:Convenience: The removable quality of Invisalign® allows patients to undergo orthodontic treatment without dietary restrictions or weekly visits to the orthodontist for tightening. Rather, the aligners can be removed before eating, allowing patients to enjoy meals without fear of damaging their appliances. Patients receive two sets of aligners during their monthly visits to our San Jose practice so they can change out their aligners at home, eliminating the need for repeat dental visits.
Comfort: Invisalign® aligners are made of a BPA-free thermoplastic and are custom fit to each patient’s dentition. Since no metal is used, orthodontic care without doesn’t irritate the gums and other soft tissues.Low Visibility: For adult patients, the idea of orthodontic corrections via traditional metal braces can be discouraging. Invisalign® aligners are practically invisible. Patients can straighten their smiles without highly visible metal appliances. Invisalign® is an excellent option for adult patients looking to receive discreet orthodontic care for minor alignment issues.
At Willow Glen Dentistry, the Invisalign® process begins with consultations where patients receive full-mouth scans with an intraoral camera. The resulting highly detailed imaging is used to create a digital model of the patient’s smile, so they can get an idea as to what their finished treatment will look like. Once the treatment plan has been determined, the digital measurements are sent to an Invisalign® manufacturer. When the aligners are ready, patients return to our San Jose practice to pick up their first sets of aligners. Over the course of treatment, patients visit Dr. Pisacane once a month to receive their next aligners and to ensure that treatment is going according to plan.
Invisalign® is a patient-centered treatment. As aligners are removable, it is important that patients closely follow their treatment plan in order to achieve optimal results. San Jose dentist Dr. John Pisacane is dedicated to helping patients find the right treatment plan for their unique orthodontic issues. For more information about how Invisalign® can completely transform your smile, contact Willow Glen Dentistry to schedule your orthodontic consultation.
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