Dr. Perry, an Invisalign® dentist in Los Gatos, often recommends an Invisalign® procedure rather than traditional braces. Invisalign® is the breakthrough technology that lets you have the smile you've always wanted without the hassle of braces. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike conventional braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual. An average Invisalign® course of treatment takes about a year.
The Invisalign® Advantage Over Braces
When choosing an option for straightening your teeth, it's important to consider what works best for not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well.
| ||INVISALIGN® ||BRACES |
|Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. ||X ||X |
|Straightens your teeth ||X ||X |
|Average cost is about $5,000* ||X ||X |
|Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy ||X || |
|Lets you remove the device when you want ||X || |
|Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening ||X || |
|Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health ||X || |
|Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums ||X || |
|Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks ||X || |
|Invisalign® Teen: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken.** ||X || |
* November 2010 Invisalign® Patient Survey
** Invisalign® Teen Only