Invisalign Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Willow Glen Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

If you don't want to wear metal braces but wish you could improve your smile, Invisalign® clear aligners provide the perfect solution. Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, at Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, offer corrective teeth straightening with Invisalign for older teens and adults that is effective, safe, and affordable. To find out more, call Willow Glen Dental Care today or book an appointment online.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system for straightening your teeth that uses clear aligners in place of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made using 3D computer imaging technology, so they fit your teeth and gums perfectly. As your teeth start to straighten, you get a new set of aligners to guide your teeth along to the next stage, repeating the process until your teeth reach their optimal alignment.

The Willow Glen Dental Care team has undergone special training in the design and fit of Invisalign aligners to ensure you feel comfortable at every stage and achieve great results.

Why should I consider straightening my teeth with Invisalign?

The obvious advantage of having straight teeth is that they make your teeth look healthier and your smile more beautiful. There are many other reasons why teeth straightening with Invisalign is worth considering, including:

  • Biting and chewing is easier with straight teeth
  • You avoid abnormal tooth wear
  • Jaw problems are less likely
  • Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean

Having cleaner teeth means a lower risk of tooth decay and fewer cavities, so you won't need extensive dental work in the future.

What are the benefits of using Invisalign?

There are numerous benefits to using Invisalign instead of metal braces.

As their name suggests, the aligners are virtually invisible, so people probably won't even notice you're wearing them. They're also more comfortable than metal braces and gentle on your gums as they have smooth trays.

Invisalign aligners don't have wires, so there's no chance of cutting your mouth or gums, and the aligners are simple to remove for eating and cleaning your teeth.

What happens when I get Invisalign aligners?

To fit your Invisalign aligners, your provider at Willow Glen Dental Care first creates a treatment plan that shows how the realignment process should take place. The plan is a blueprint of each set of aligners that you're going to need, showing you what changes should occur at each stage.

Your provider uses advanced computer imaging to make a model of your mouth that forms the template for making your aligners. After they fit the first set of Invisalign aligners, you wear them for several weeks, then change to the next set.

You need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day, taking them out for no more than two hours. Every few months, you visit Willow Glen Dental Care for a checkup and get your new sets of aligners.

For more information about Invisalign clear aligners, call Willow Glen Dental Care or book an appointment online today.