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Invisalign services offered in Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos, CA

Can you envision a straighter smile without a gleaming metallic grin? If so, Invisalign® offers a solution and is among the services available from Sheena Vaswani, DDS, and the team at Los Altos Family Smiles in Los Altos, California. Set up a time to explore Invisalign in greater detail by calling the office or checking the online booking page.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a teeth alignment system that uses clear plastic trays called aligners to gently shift teeth into optimal positioning. An alternative to metal braces, Invisalign offers the chance to straighten your smile discreetly.

Invisalign is popular among both teens and adults. Once your aligners are in place, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The team at Los Altos Family Smiles has extensive experience with Invisalign and can help improve your smile without metal braces.

How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?

The best way to explore Invisalign in greater detail is to come in for a one-on-one consultation. The iTero® intraoral scanner creates digital impressions of your teeth. The patented Invisalign software uses that information to design a customized treatment plan. You can even see a preview of what your smile can look like after Invisalign. 

You can also discuss the timeline of treatment as well as cost during your initial consultation. Invisalign can treat the following common alignment issues:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Mix of permanent and baby teeth
  • General misalignment

There are cases where traditional metal braces offer the best treatment option. Schedule a consultation to learn if Invisalign is right for you. 

What is it like to go through Invisalign treatment?

The information collected during your initial visit is sent to the dental lab, where your aligner trays are fabricated. Once your initial sets of trays arrive from the lab, you come back to the practice to learn how to place and remove them. You wear your aligners around the clock, taking them out only while brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking.

Switching to a new set of trays every few weeks keeps your treatment moving forward. You can expect some soreness when you switch to a new set of trays. This is similar to the sensation of having your wire replaced with traditional metal braces and indicates your treatment is working. Periodic check-ins with your dentist ensure you’re on track for a beautiful smile. 

When you’re ready to learn more, schedule a personalized consultation with a simple phone call or a few clicks of the mouse.