Montague Hills Dentistry Provides Invisalign in Milpitas

Straight teeth naturally enhance your smile and who doesn’t want a great smile? Through advances to dentistry you can now save yourself the time it takes to visit the orthodontist to have a series of metal brackets and wires put on your teeth. Invisalign’s easy-to-use aligners gives you the possibility of having straight teeth without a difficult or time-consuming process.

How Does Invisalign Work?

A series of comfortable custom made Invisalign aligners are made from smooth virtually invisible plastic, which are removable and are created for you to wear over your teeth. Each aligner moves your teeth incrementally, and is worn for about two weeks. That aligner is then replaced by the next in the series until the final result is achieved.

The goal of Invisalign aligners is to change the position of your teeth by applying precise controlled force. The clear aligners are designed to fit closely against your teeth and are made with 3D computer imaging technology. They can be an effective alternative treatment option to braces. Total treatment time can vary between six to 24 months, with office visits every six to ten weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Invisalign treatment is available to both teenagers and adults at Montague Hills Dentistry. Not all patients, however, are candidates for the Invisalign treatment. Oscar Celis DDS, and Alejandro Celis DDS, will be able to consult with you to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Why Should I Choose Invisalign Aligners?

The aligners are almost invisible, so you can smile during your treatment and they will not bring unwanted attention.

They are removable. You can eat and drink what you want without restrictions while in treatment. You can remove them to play a musical instrument, or when going on that important interview or first date.

You can continue your brushing and flossing routines without a problem which makes them more hygienic than braces, which are fixed to your teeth

Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces. Since they have no metal or wires which need to be adjusted, you spend less time in your dentist’s office. Their smooth contours won’t scrape or cut the inside of your mouth.

You can view your own virtual treatment plan to see how straight your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

Invisalign can be an effective treatment option to correct teeth crowding, spacing, open-bites, under-bites, and cross-bites. Because of the flexibility of treatment, this has become a popular procedure choice for adults and teenagers. It can provide a simple way to accomplish your goals for straighter teeth without putting your life on hold.

Call Montague Hills Dentistry office today for an appointment to discuss the future of your straight smile!

What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth.  Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.  As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth.  Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
  • Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth.  Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.
What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces and veneers?

Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays, and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth.  There are many different considerations to make when deciding which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.

Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable.  This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient.  This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible.  Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth.  Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.  In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does Invisalign® treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays.  Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw.  These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come.  In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made.  The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.

What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?

Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to.  The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking.  It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.  Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.

If you have questions about Invisalign®, please contact our office.

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