Invisalign is a highly advanced orthodontic aligner that is made from clear plastic. Due to its transparent nature, it is difficult for others to spot the aligners when you put them on. This unique feature helps you stay away from the embarrassment of revealing your orthodontic treatment, which is a huge relief for younger patients.
Why should you choose Invisalign?
- If you wish to keep your orthodontic treatment discreet, Invisalign is the best option. The transparent aligners avoid easy detection.
- Dental grade plastic material is used to fabricate the aligners. They are biocompatible and have shape memory - a feature that helps them retain their shape.
- Invisalign is the best orthodontic option for teenagers as they are removable, safe for use, and do not leave a metallic appearance on the teeth, as in the case of metal braces.
- The chances of you getting injured in the soft tissues of the mouth are next to none as Invisalign doesn’t contain hard brackets, wires, or any sharp edges.
When you visit the dentist’s practice for the initial consultation, you will have to undergo a thorough diagnosis. The dentist will determine the severity of the malocclusion and decide your candidacy for Invisalign. A CT scan is used to scan the teeth and determine their positions. It will be used to create a digital mold of the teeth and project it on a computer screen. Using this, the dentist can get an unlimited number of views of the teeth so that they can get a better idea of the positioning and alignment of the teeth. The data from the scans will be shared with a dental laboratory, where the aligners are fabricated using transparent plastic material.
When you visit our practice for the next appointment, the dentist will hand you the aligners and take you through their usage. Care instructions will be given so that the aligners stay in good shape, and the treatment progresses as expected. You will have to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day. You may only take them off when you brush your teeth or eat food, and will have to be on during all other times. A new set of aligners will be given to you once every two weeks for the entire duration of the treatment.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 371-1070 to have a consultation with any of our Los Gatos Dental Group dentists, and we will be happy to help!