Smile Plant

General Dentists located in Santa Clara, CA

You can achieve your goal of beautifully straight and perfectly aligned teeth with the help of the innovative Invisalign® dental treatment. In Santa Clara, California, caring dentist Joseph Kim, DDS, and the dental experts of Smile Plant provide Invisalign in addition to traditional metal braces. Invisalign gives you more comfort and discretion. To learn more about these clear thermoplastic aligner trays, call Smile Plant or simply book online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular and effective teeth-straightening treatment involving a series of clear thermoplastic aligner trays that you wear over your teeth. Over time, the Invisalign aligner trays shift your teeth into place.

You can easily remove your aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you should make sure you wear them at least 20 to 22 hours every day to get the best outcome.

Invisalign is a discreet alternative and solves many of the problems associated with traditional metal braces.

How does Invisalign compare to traditional metal braces?

Smile Plant offers several teeth-straightening options, including Invisalign and traditional metal braces. The team provides Invisalign due to its many advantages. Invisalign works up to 50% faster than many other orthodontic treatments. It can realign misaligned and crooked teeth and provides comfort, ease of use, and optimal discretion.

Invisalign is available for children, teens, and adults. It’s comfortable and convenient, and the soft thermoplastic doesn’t cut, poke, or irritate your gums or mouth like some of the sharp hardware of metal braces.

For teens, Invisalign even comes equipped with a blue compliance indicator to monitor the duration they wear their aligner trays.

You might choose the clear thermoplastic aligner trays so people can look at your natural teeth instead of traditional metal braces.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is a great option to address several dental health problems, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Rotated teeth

During your personal consultation, Dr. Kim helps you determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

What can I expect with my Invisalign treatment?

To devise your personalized treatment plan, Dr. Kim evaluates your teeth and digitally scans them into 3-D images. Smile Plant provides impressionless braces using the advanced intraoral scanner. Thanks to the advanced Invisalign technology and software, you can preview your final results on a monitor.

Dr. Kim fits your customized plastic aligners to your teeth. For about two weeks, you wear your aligner trays before you move on to your next set of custom aligners and continue the teeth-straightening process. Dr. Kim monitors your progress and makes any necessary adjustments.

Invisalign treatments are completed in anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Dr. Kim might give you a retainer to wear following your Invisalign treatment to enhance and help maintain your results.

Learn more about this impressive and efficient teeth-straightening treatment and how it can spruce up your smile. Call Smile Plant or schedule via the web.