Invisalign is a virtually invisible treatment that uses a series of custom-made aligning trays to straighten teeth gradually without any noticeable metal or wires. You’ll be able to eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment, and brushing and flossing are as simple as ever! Most people won’t notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment until they see your new smile!
At AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD, the entire Invisalign process is mapped out from start to finish, so you’ll know exactly what to expect during your treatment. Every move is carefully planned out ahead of time, so you’ll get a straighter smile and healthier gums in as little as 12-18 months.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Many patients compare the feeling of wearing aligners to having soft plastic coverings on their teeth. This makes the experience of receiving your treatment much more comfortable than if you had brackets and wires on your teeth.
While traditional metal braces are incredibly effective in achieving your desired results, they aren’t always the most aesthetically pleasing option. The clear trays used for Invisalign treatments are entirely transparent, making them almost impossible to see when worn. Metal braces can stick out and look unsightly.
Because you can easily take your aligners out to eat and clean them when needed, they can offer a level of comfort unmatched by other orthodontic options on the market. You can even take them out when you brush and floss your teeth. This means you can maintain a good level of oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics and Invisalign
Traditional braces are metal brackets attached to your teeth that are connected with a metal band. The bands are combined with a wire, holding the teeth into place. Braces use gentle pressure to move teeth into the ideal position. Unfortunately, this does involve some pain as the mouth adjusts to the changes and the teeth begin to shift into the correct alignment. Every time you visit your orthodontist, they adjust your braces to gently move your teeth into their proper positions.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners created from clear plastic that custom-fit to your mouth. The aligners exert gentle pressure to shift your teeth over time. Unlike traditional braces, you will not have to wear rubber bands or headgear with Invisalign. This makes it more comfortable than braces. However, you will still need to visit the orthodontist regularly so they can check your progress and adjust the treatment as required.
Are you interested in finding out if Invisalign will be an effective option for your smile? Visit AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD at 6541 Crown Boulevard Suite G San Jose, CA 95120, or call (408) 268-4161 to schedule an appointment.