It’s never too late for men and women in Sunnyvale, California to get braces. With the help of John Vellequette, DDS and Stephanie Fung, DDS, you can finally get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign®. This advanced teeth straightening system is nearly invisible, so no one has to know you’re wearing braces. Find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign by scheduling a consultation either online or over the phone at Smile Center Silicon Valley.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with clear retainers, rather than wires and brackets on all of your teeth. Your treatment involves wearing the aligners daily to shift your teeth into place gently. Each week or two, you get a new set of aligners that continue to move your teeth into proper alignment gradually.
Because your Invisalign aligners are customized for you with advanced technology, you can switch to the following week’s set of retainers without checking in with your dentist each time. That means fewer trips to the dental office, which ultimately saves you time and money.
Yes! That’s one of the most significant benefits of Invisalign: You can remove them. During your initial appointment, your dentist bonds small brackets on your rear molars. These brackets attach to your Invisalign aligners to keep them snugly in place while you wear them.
Although you can remove Invisalign aligners, your overall treatment is going to take longer the more you keep them out. Generally, it’s best to plan on wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day.
Get in the habit of removing your aligners to eat, drink, floss, and brush. You’re also going to need to remove and clean them thoroughly at least once a day to remove debris and bacteria.
Even though Invisalign involves wearing nearly invisible “braces,” it still takes time for your teeth to shift, just as with traditional metal wire-and-bracket braces. Most men and women start noticing an improvement with Invisalign in about a month after beginning their straightening treatment at Smile Center Silicon Valley.
Depending on your teeth and whether or not you have additional alignment issues — like over- or underbite — it’s going to take several months for your straighter smile to shine through. Your overall treatment plan can take anywhere from 12-18 months, although your Invisalign treatment could take longer if you have severe imperfections.
Schedule an appointment at Smile Center Silicon Valley to see if Invisalign is right for you. Book your evaluation either online or over the phone.