Murphy Dental Group
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in San Jose, CA
Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. General and cosmetic dentist Harjit Khehra, DDS offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Murphy Dental Group in San Jose, California. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Murphy Dental Group or book an appointment online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:
- Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
- Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
- Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Relapse after braces
Dr. Khehra may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?
Dr. Khehra will first examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. She may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images. Using these, Dr. Khehra will develop a precise treatment plan.
After that, Dr. Khehra will fit customized plastic aligners to your teeth. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Khehra will occasionally make your new aligners. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!
Talk to Dr. Khehra if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Murphy Dental Group or booking an appointment online today.