You don’t have to live with crooked teeth that are difficult to keep clean and diminish the appearance of your smile. At Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence in Los Gatos, California, board-certified dentist Ladan Sahabi, DDS, offers Invisalign® clear aligners to provide the gorgeous smile you long for without metal wires or brackets. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth comfortably, perfecting their position in your mouth in as little as six months. Invisalign is a practical alternative to traditional braces for many patients. This treatment offers numerous benefits for your smile and oral health.
Invisalign helps achieve teeth that are:
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which lessens your chance of tooth decay and gum disease. A well-aligned bite reduces unnecessary wear-and-tear, headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
Invisalign aligners are easy to maintain, comfortable, and entirely clear, so many people won't notice you’re wearing them. You don’t have to worry about mouth irritation caused by metal brackets.
To determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Sahabi discusses your oral health history, examines your teeth and mouth, and looks at your recent X-rays. She also reviews your oral health and cosmetic dentistry goals before personalizing an orthodontics treatment plan.
Dr. Sahabi uses a digital scanner to take pictures of your teeth and gums, allowing a dental lab to create a series of custom-fitted aligners. Follow her instructions when your aligners are ready to ensure highly effective results.
Plan to wear Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours daily, but take them out of your mouth to brush your teeth, floss, and eat. Keep the aligners clean using a toothbrush and toothpaste or an Invisalign cleaning system.
Every week or two, or as directed by Dr. Sahabi, switch to the next set of aligners in your treatment series. Invialign treatment might last 6-18 months, though every patient has unique needs. Should you lose an aligner, call the Los Gatos Centre for Dental Excellence office as soon as possible to order a replacement.
After completing Invisalign treatment, you can wear a retainer to keep your teeth in a desirable position. Continue with exceptional oral hygiene habits at home by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and seeing Dr. Sahabi every six months for cleanings and a dental exam.
Schedule an appointment at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence by phone or online today to take advantage of Invisalign treatment.