Invisalign allows for a clear option to straighten the smile
At the practice of Dr. Kavneet Bindra, patients of the Santa Clara, California area who want to successfully straighten their smiles may want to ask about the benefits of a non-traditional braces alternative called Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can be used instead of metal brackets and wires to reposition cases of mild to moderate malocclusion and misalignment.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Invisalign is an alternative to teeth straightening with metal appliances. Instead, it uses invisible teeth aligners that the patient wears over several months to achieve their desired smile alignment. This orthodontic treatment is best for patients who would otherwise be embarrassed by covering their smile with metal brackets and wires and want a more discreet option. Invisalign trays are made of high-quality transparent acrylic materials to gently push teeth into better alignment when patients comply closely with treatment. Each tray in the patient’s series is worn for two weeks, at least 20 hours a day, to see the desired changes.
Who is a good patient for Invisalign orthodontics?
The best candidates for this treatment are patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch. Patients with bite concerns, including crossbites, overbites, and underbites, can also use Invisalign to straighten the smile and reposition the teeth for the best bite alignment. During a consultation appointment, patients take the time to speak to their dentist about what they would like to achieve with Invisalign orthodontics, and they will be assessed accordingly. Patients with more severe cases of misalignment and malocclusion may still be better candidates for traditional metal brackets and wire braces. In these situations, our team may refer patients to a provider in the community that we highly recommend for further evaluation.
How do I learn more about Invisalign orthodontics?
If you are considering invisible teeth aligners and are located in the community of Santa Clara, California, Dr. Kavneet Bindra and her team at Crestview Family Dental can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign! Contact the office today by calling (408) 217-0727 to request a visit with our team. We are open to new and returning patients in the area and the surrounding cities.