Posts for: August, 2018
Straightening your smile is beneficial in more than just an aesthetic sense. In fact, straighter teeth can help your mouth function more efficiently, help you keep your teeth cleaning, and more. If the thought of traditional metal braces puts you off from seeking the orthodontic care you need, you can rest easy knowing you can discreetly and subtly straighten your smile with Invisalign. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign moves the teeth using slight yet constant pressure applied to certain areas of the mouth. Rather than accomplishing applying this pressure with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign applies it using a series of plastic aligner trays which patients wear one by one. Each tray, worn for about two weeks, is slightly different from the last, moving the teeth little by little until they reach their final positions. Since the trays are removable and made from clear plastic, Invisalign provides a freedom that traditional metal braces, which attach permanently to the teeth, do not.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign works best for patients over the age of 12. Younger patients have still-growing bone and jaws, which could hinder the treatment. Though Invisalign’s removability makes it much easier to clean your teeth than with traditional braces, patients undergoing Invisalign treatment should have an excellent at-home oral care routine to keep up with their smile. Patients should also understand they will need to see their dentist about every six weeks to ensure their treatment is on track.
Benefits of Invisalign in Milpitas, CA
Invisalign’s unique design provides users with many benefits.
- Easy to use: Invisalign’s plastic aligner trays simply pop in and out of your mouth, allowing you to remove them when necessary to eat or perform your daily dental care activities.
- Easy to clean: Since you can remove the trays from your mouth at will, an at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day coupled with simply rinsing your current Invisalign tray is enough to keep your teeth and Invisalign trays clean.
- Virtually invisible: Invisalign’s materials are clear, making them all but impossible for others to see.
- Removable: Since the trays come out of the mouth, patients have the freedom to eat the foods they love or attend special events without worrying about compromising their taste or look.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA. Call (408) 263-2252 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for Invisalign with your dentist today!