Learn about Invisalign with San Mateo area dentist and enjoy the positive effects of treatment
Dr. Shivani Gupta is a dentist in the San Mateo area who is ready to improve smiles. When patients want a positive effect on their cosmetic treatment, they may want to ask the team at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center about the advantages of using Invisalign orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?
Dr. Shivani Gupta describes Invisalign as an invisible aligner tray therapy. This orthodontic alternative differs from conventional braces in many ways. Invisalign does not require the use of brackets and wires on the teeth to reposition them. Instead, the teeth are pushed into new positions with the use of clear, discreet trays that are worn over the dental arch day and night for gradual enhancement. This method is highly desirable for a variety of reasons. Invisalign is:
- Fast and effective, providing the same results as conventional braces in a comparable period
- Discreet, allowing teenagers and adults to reposition their teeth without metal brackets and wires. This is great for patient confidence throughout treatment
- Removable. The trays are easily taken out for easy cleaning, ensuring patients can brush and floss their teeth
- Affordable, ensuring that this treatment is accessible for all varieties of families and budgets
- Easy to use, and with proper compliance, patients can achieve the results they desire
Who is a suitable candidate for Invisalign braces?
The best patient for Invisalign is a child, teenager, or adult who wants to straighten their teeth without brackets and wires. Dr. Shivani Gupta and her team of professionals are here to assist patients in determining if Invisalign is appropriate for their specific case. Many patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth, or those with poor bite alignment, can see results with this service.
Can Invisalign be provided by a dentist?
Yes! Patients no longer have to visit a specialist such as an orthodontist to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. Instead, they can visit the dentist they already know and trust to discuss the advantages of moving forward with Invisalign treatment for smile alignment.
What is the process for Invisalign?
The process for Invisalign starts with a consultation appointment with Dr. Shivani Gupta. This is a great time for patients to speak to their dentist about their candidacy for Invisalign. This may include an evaluation with x-rays to check the density of the bone. If patients are considered candidates for Invisalign and choose to move forward with treatment, they then undergo a series of digitized impressions of the dental arch. These digital impressions are electronically transferred to the Invisalign laboratory where a series of trays are fabricated.
These trays are sent to the dental office within a few weeks, and patients return to the office to receive them. During this appointment, Dr. Shivani Gupta will educate patients on how to use their trays. She talks about how to wear them, how to remove them, and how to keep them clean. Each tray is used in consecutive order and patients need to wear them for approximately two weeks at a time, day and night, before progressing to the next tray in the series. The first few days, patients may notice some mild discomfort and soreness, but this means the treatment is working! By the time patients reach their final tray, they will have a more beautiful smile. Many patients choose to continue wearing their final tray overnight as a retainer to keep their smile aligned following the end of treatment.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Shivani Gupta and her team today!
Call our practice at (650) 232-7650 to book an appointment with our staff of professionals and learn about the advantages of using Invisalign to enhance the smile’s natural appearance and address poor bite alignment. Our practice, conveniently located at 1202 St. Francis Way in San Carlos, CA, is readily available to assist patients in and around the community with orthodontic alternatives such as this. Call our facility and speak to our front office team today about a consultation visit.
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