Invisalign® Specialist

Los Gatos Dental Care

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

Go wireless. Los Gatos Dental Care believes you shouldn’t have to deal with a mouthful of wires and brackets to get straight teeth. That’s why they offer Invisalign®, which uses clear plastic aligners, to their patients in Los Gatos, California. If you want to discreetly straighten your teeth, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a way to shift malaligned teeth into their proper positions. Instead of using brackets affixed to the teeth and a stiff metal wire to guide them, Invisalign uses more comfortable, virtually invisible plastic aligners. These aligners are 3D printed in clear plastic and trimmed to precisely match your gumline, giving you the most comfortable, least visible fit possible. 

When you choose Invisalign, you get a series of these plastic aligners. You wear the first aligner in your series for a set amount of time — either one week or two — before changing it out for the next aligner. Each aligner gradually shifts your teeth toward their proper position in your mouth.

By the time you finish your last aligner, you’re left with a straight, beautiful smile — all without ever having had any metal cemented into your mouth. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign has quite a few key benefits over traditional braces. 

Invisibility

Having a mouth full of metal isn’t the best thing for your self-confidence. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and still smile confidently.

Comfort

As you can probably imagine, having a series of brackets and wires attached to your teeth is far from comfortable. Invisalign is designed with your comfort in mind. 

Removability

You can take out your aligners for a few hours each day; just make sure to wear them 20-22 hours a day. So if you have an important event — whether it’s a big presentation at work, a sporting event, or a date — you can remove your aligners for it. 

Speed

Generally, Invisalign takes only about 12-18 months to deliver your perfectly straight smile. But because there are no pesky brackets in the way, you can see your smile improve over time. You’ll most likely notice your teeth straightening within a few weeks. 

Are there food restrictions with Invisalign?

No. That is one of the biggest benefits of the aligners being removable. Pop out your aligners whenever you’re going to enjoy a meal, and you can enjoy even the stickiest foods without worry.

Once you’re finished eating, just brush your teeth and put your aligners back in place. 

Your straightest smile could be just a few pieces of 3D-printed plastic away. Get started with Invisalign by calling Los Gatos Dental Care or scheduling an appointment online. 

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