Orthodontics such as braces can be intrusive and uncomfortable. Many people would rather tolerate crooked teeth than get them fixed. We don’t believe people should have to choose between wearing an uncomfortable metal apparatus on the teeth for several years, or enduring crooked teeth their whole life. But there’s a better option available. Invisalign™ is a solution which corrects teeth, and is nearly invisible!

What is Invisalign™

Invisalign™ is state-of-the-art orthodontic technology which straightens your teeth the way braces do, but while being invisible. Invisalign™ uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth, instead of brackets and wires, which would be bonded to your teeth.

Where To Get Invisalign Treatment In South San Jose

One of the most common problems we see is that people are more willing to live with crooked teeth rather than try orthodontics. We understand. Getting braces isn’t an easy decision, as they often impact your overall look and can feel awkward in your mouth. Thankfully, braces aren’t the only option. Invisalign is a solution which corrects the formation of your teeth in a less obvious and more comfortable way.

Will Invisalign Work For Me?

Invisalign is a trend taking over the dentistry world, and for good reason. It’s the most effective and least obvious treatment for the formation of your teeth or the bite of your jaw. It can help in many cases, though there are certain situations which might be too severe for Invisalign to fix.

Here are the conditions when Invisalign is the most effective:

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite

The severity of your condition impacts how effective Invisalign treatment will be. Come in for a professional consultation at our office in South San Jose to determine whether alternative orthodontics are suitable for you.

Your Age

Older teenagers and adults are the best candidates for Invisalign orthodontics. Younger children and teenagers will not benefit from the treatment as their teeth are continuing to grow.

Likewise, commitment to your smile is essential. Though Invisalign is invisible and less painful treatment than braces, you still need to leave the Invisalign in your mouth for at least 22-hours every day. This is tricky for some teenagers and adults as eating can be some undertaking. It takes discipline.

Is The Invisalign Treatment Really Not Noticeable?

Invisalign is made from clear plastic and, as a result, is much less noticeable than your traditional metal braces. However, you do still need to wear the plastic on your teeth for 22-hours a day. Fortunately, Invisalign is much easier to clean and make it simpler to brush your teeth.

One factor that needs to be considered is the number of attachments required with your patient-specific Invisalign treatment. Depending on your personal condition, your Invisalign may require additional attachments to retain the healthy condition of your gums. In some cases, these are not made of clear plastic. If you want to find out more visit our office in South San Jose for a consultation.

Why Try Invisalign Treatment

They are hardly noticeable. Depending on the attachments, for teenagers at school or young adults getting started in the world, Invisalign is ideal to keep the confidence in your smile. Fewer consultations are needed for Invisalign as well, leaving you more time to live your life away from the dentist.

Finally, if you find yourself asking “Are Invisalign painful to wear?” the answer is likely yes, moving teeth and forming your jaw is always uncomfortable. However, Invisalign is custom-fitted to your mouth and made of plastic rather than sharp metal braces. Fewer mouth cuts and a smoother experience when it comes to cleaning your mouth make Invisalign a fantastic choice for your teeth.

Invisalign™ aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. As clear plastic trays, they fit comfortably on your teeth and are almost entirely unnoticeable. Unlike braces, you can take your Invisalign™ aligners off to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.

If you are interested in Invisalign™ and other clear braces options, please give us a call at 408.227.1404 or email us and we will gladly schedule you a visit at our South San Jose dental practice!