Serving patients from Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga and the surrounding areas.
If you are searching for a solution to correct your crooked teeth, Invisalign may be the answer for you. Invisalign is an effective form of orthodontic treatment that can improve your smile by straightening or correcting crooked or overcrowded teeth.
Why are straight teeth important?
Having straight teeth has more to do with your health than just an attractive smile. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, meaning fewer dental issues down the road. Plus, straighter teeth mean an even bite, which prevents the risk of developing temporomandibular joint disorders, snoring, and sleep apnea. If you have crooked teeth, you may even experience pain or discomfort when biting and chewing. If this is the case, straighter teeth will help eliminate your pain.
What is Invisalign?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is clear, custom-made aligners that fit over your teeth and are practically unnoticeable by others. You wear your aligners in two-week increments, only removing them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. Every couple of weeks you change out your aligners for a new set. Each new set of aligners is slightly different that then previous set and they work to straighten your teeth slowly over time.
Getting started with Invisalign
To begin Invisalign treatment, a patient undergoes an evaluation by Dr. Lippi to determine a treatment plan. Each treatment plan will vary for patients, depending on their needs.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth?
The length of treatment will also vary for each patient. Treatments using Invisalign may consist of about 18-30 sets of aligners that are changed out every two weeks, and the duration of treatment may take anywhere from 9-15 months to reach desired results.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made, right in our office. To handcraft the aligners, we use 3-D imaging technology, along with our knowledge and expertise. Patients love Invisalign because the aligners are comfortable to wear and to care for your aligners is easy. Our staff will ensure you are given proper instructions on how to care for your aligners, as well as informing you of proper oral hygiene habits. The results of your Invisalign treatment will not only be beautiful but everlasting!
If you are interested in a new, straighter smile, contact Dr. Lippi’s office for a consultation. We can determine what method of orthodontic treatment is best for you. For the convenience of our patients, we offer a variety of payment options. It is never too late to create the smile you desire, and we can help you get there! Serving patients from Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga and the surrounding areas.