Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. Willow Glen Dentistry in San Jose, California, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Call Willow Glen Dentistry at (408) 293-9600 or schedule an appointment online today if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.

What does Invisalign involve?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually straighten them over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild-to-moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, your dentist may recommend a different treatment. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

Your dentist at Willow Glen Dentistry will first examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. They may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. This helps your dentist develop a precise treatment plan.

After this step, your dentist will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal position while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, your dentist will occasionally make new aligners for you. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Willow Glen Dentistry to discuss the benefits of Invisalign today.