About the Treatment

Invisalign is a very effective cosmetic dental treatment to straighten teeth without the use of traditional orthodontic braces. The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear aligners used to straighten your teeth over a short period of time.

After making the decision to go forward with the Invisalign treatment with Dr. Loos, she will begin with an examination and taking impressions of your teeth, which will be used in making a set of custom-fit aligners. The set of aligners are customized to each individual person, as each new one will slowly move the patient’s teeth. After receiving the series of aligners, the patient will change them out every two weeks. Although the aligners are removable, which is a clear benefit over metal braces, the only way the treatment will be fast and effective is if the patient wears the aligners 24 hours a day (except while eating).

Benefits of Invisalign

The aligners are completely transparent à One of the best aspects of straightening your teeth using Invisalign, is that these “invisible braces” are clear, and therefore are a very subtle way to get a much better smile. Although Invisalign can be used by people of many ages, this aspect of the treatment makes it appealing to adults. Many adults who did not get braces as teenagers may be less hesitant to straighten their teeth with Invisalign, as the aligners are so inconspicuous.

Users of invisalign aligners are less likely to develop tooth decay à Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients are much less likely to have bad oral hygiene during their use. Metal braces make it more difficult to brush teeth, so being able to remove these clear braces allows the patient to brush and floss as normal.

Costs

Although the cost of Invisalign differs from patient to patient, it is usually more expensive than metal braces. In some cases, your dental insurance may cover the treatment. If not, Dr. Loos has many dental financing options so you can achieve your perfect smile with Invisalign. If you have any more questions about Invisalign, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Loos.

Dentist - San Jose
Junipero Serra Medical-Dental Plaza
4110 Moorpark Avenue, Suite F
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 985-6779