Getting straight teeth doesn’t have to mean months and months of a mouth full of metal. With clear, 3D-printed aligners tailored to your mouth, you can gently guide your teeth to their proper positions in a much more comfortable, discreet way. Your best smile is waiting, thanks to Invisalign®.
Because Invisalign gives you a way to achieve your smile goals, Aishwarya Kumar, DDS, and our team at Aqua Dentistry offer it at our office in San Jose, California. If you’re ready to get straighter teeth, here are nine things you should know about Invisalign.
As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners fly under the radar. Rather than straightening your teeth with highly visible brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. When you wear them, people will be hard-pressed to tell they’re there.
You only need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. That means you can take them out to eat, play sports, give a presentation at work or school, go on a date, or do anything else where you don’t want to be held back. As a result, Invisalign treatment fits seamlessly into your life.
Because you can remove your aligners, you can brush and floss normally. You don’t need to worry about threading floss under wires or brushing around brackets to keep your mouth healthy as you move toward straighter teeth.
Another perk of being able to remove your aligners: You don’t have any food limitations. You can eat all the crunchy and sticky foods you want, unlike with traditional braces.
With Invisalign, you get a series of aligners 3D-printed for you. Every week or two, you switch your aligners out for the next set in your series.
With metal braces, you need to go back to the orthodontist regularly for your archwires to be adjusted. With Invisalign, you can make strides toward your dream smile from home. That means fewer trips to the dentist over the course of your treatment.
Some people achieve their smile goals within six months, and most people complete treatment within 12 to 18 months.
You don’t have to worry about being cut or poked by metal in your mouth when you choose Invisalign. Plus, your aligners get trimmed to precisely match your gumline, giving you an even more comfortable fit.
With Invisalign, Dr. Kumar can correct most common dental issues, including:
Talk with her to see if your smile problem can be treated with Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners aren’t just for adults. Dr. Kumar offers them to teens to give them a less visible, more convenient way to get straight teeth.