Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners that you wear throughout treatment to gradually shift your teeth into place. Each aligner is custom-crafted at Willow Glen Dental Care using 3D computer imaging technology, creating a solid and smooth plastic tray that fits comfortably over your teeth. The aligners are removable for eating and brushing teeth but must be worn at least 22 hours daily to create the most efficient and effective results.


The Benefits of Invisalign 

Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth without the prominent appearance of traditional metal braces. Your teeth will gradually move into the correct alignment, and your orthodontist will monitor your progress. The removable aligners are easy to care for and allow you to eat anything you want during treatment. With no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, you’ll be free to enjoy your favorite foods and smile confidently!


With Invisalign, you’ll also have fewer office visits than with traditional braces. Instead of making frequent appointments to have your braces tightened, you’ll be able to simply switch out your aligner trays every couple of weeks until treatment is complete. You’ll also be able to continue caring for your oral health at home by simply brushing and flossing normally. Traditional braces require added attention to oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and gum disease during treatment.


Does Invisalign Hurt?

With all the advancements in technology, patients can now receive treatment without braces and wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that slowly reposition your teeth over time without the need for brackets or wires. Invisalign is comfortable and eliminates many of the inconveniences of wearing traditional braces. However, some patients experience slight discomfort adjusting to their new aligners. The teeth may initially feel slightly tender, and some mild pressure may occasionally be felt when switching to the next aligner but this should not last more than a few days.


A patient’s speech may also feel different in the beginning as the tongue gets used to having a new appliance in the mouth. These feelings are all normal, and the discomfort usually goes away quickly. While there is no metal in Invisalign, the aligners are still made from BPA-free plastic, making them safe to wear. Patients can also remove the aligners at any time to eat or drink something and then quickly put them back in to continue their teeth straightening treatment.



You can wear your aligners to work, school, or social events without worrying that others will see them. Get in touch with Willow Glen Dental Care at 1600 Willow St, Suite 203, San Jose, CA 95125, or call (408) 978-0911 to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and whether they’re right for you.

 

Location

1600 Willow St Suite 203,
San Jose, CA 95125

Office Hours

MON:8:00 am-3:00 pm

TUE - THU:8:00 am-5:00 pm

FRI - SUN:Closed

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