Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth over time gradually. At San Jose Smile Center Dr Howard Defaii, these aligners are custom-fit to your mouth and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Unlike traditional metal braces, these aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and older teens who want to improve their smiles without drawing too much attention to their treatment.
The Benefits of Invisalign
One of the most apparent benefits of Invisalign is its nearly invisible appearance. The aligners are made of clear, transparent material, making them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. This particularly appeals to adults and teenagers who may be self-conscious about wearing visible braces.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made using smooth and comfortable plastic material. They lack the brackets and wires associated with traditional braces, reducing the likelihood of irritation or discomfort to the cheeks and gums.
No Food Restrictions
Unlike traditional braces, which have limitations on certain foods that can damage the brackets and wires, Invisalign wearers can eat whatever they desire since the aligners are removed during meals.
Better Gum and Tooth Health
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can maintain oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. This can lead to better gum health and reduced risk of dental issues often associated with traditional braces.
The Invisalign Process
The dentist will create a customized treatment plan if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Advanced 3D imaging technology creates a digital representation of your teeth and jaw, allowing the dentist to map out the precise movements needed to achieve the desired alignment. Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom-made aligners will be fabricated for your teeth. Each set of aligners is designed to be worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next set.
Once you receive your aligners, you will be instructed to wear them for 20 to 22 hours daily, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The aligners are virtually invisible and comfortable to wear. You will have periodic checkups with your dentist or orthodontist throughout the treatment process to monitor your progress. They will provide you with new aligners and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the treatment proceeds as planned. Each new set of aligners will slightly adjust your teeth to move them into the desired positions. Once the final set of aligners has achieved the desired alignment, you may need to wear retainers to help maintain the results. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions over time.
Invisalign offers a comfortable, convenient, and effective alternative to traditional braces, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. Visit San Jose Smile Center Dr Howard Defaii at 827 Blossom Hill Rd suite e-3, San Jose, CA 95123, or call (408) 227-5012 to determine if Invisalign is the right option for your dental needs.