Obtain Invisalign for misaligned teeth in Palo Alta, CA practice
A straight smile is a beautiful smile but does not happen naturally for everyone. Many patients deal with the misalignment of the smile and dental arch which can also impact the function of the smile. In some situations, the teeth may not properly align, causing unwanted wear on the natural enamel and resulting in unwanted sensitivity. Straightening the smile no longer demands metal brackets and wires which can be unsightly and embarrassing—especially for adults who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile. In Palo Alto, California, patients can work with the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center to achieve a more beautiful smile with an alternative known as Invisalign. Invisalign is for misaligned teeth but achieves results in a more discreet manner.
Below are a few of the more commonly asked questions about Invisalign treatment heard by Dr. Shivani Gupta at Peninsula Dental Implant Center:
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is available at Peninsula Dental Implant Center in San Carlos, California. Instead of having brackets glued to the teeth and connecting them for movement with wires, patients can obtain clear plastic aligner trays. These trays are custom-made to fit over the patient’s dental arch. An entire series of trays is made for a patient. Trays are worn for 20 hours a day, two weeks at a time, as a patient progresses through their treatment. Without brackets and wires, patients can realign the dental arch and teeth, eliminating gaps, overcrowding, and other alignment concerns.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Before a patient can start treatment, they need to have an evaluation performed by Dr. Shivani Gupta to determine if they are a good fit. The best candidates for Invisalign treatment are teenagers and adults who have mild to moderate misalignment. If patients have more severe misalignment issues, they may be better suited for traditional braces. Determining which is best starts with an examination.
How long does it take to obtain a new smile with Invisalign?
Most patients who undergo Invisalign treatment can obtain the results in approximately one year. Compliance and the severity of the misalignment can change the time in which results are achieved. By talking with Dr. Shivani Gupta, patients can find out how long it will take them to get their new smile when they comply with treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
There are several reasons why patients choose Invisalign to realign their smile. Invisalign is:
- Easy to use
Ready to speak to our providers about Invisalign?
Invisalign is a wonderful way for patients to straighten their smile without the embarrassment of metal wire and bracket braces commonly used in the past for orthodontic work. If you live in or around the area of San Carlos, California and want to work with Dr. Shivani Gupta to achieve a more beautiful smile with Invisalign, she invites you to call her office for an appointment. The practice is located at 1201 St. Francis Way in San Cralos, and can be reached at (650) 232-7650.
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