A straight smile gives you confidence. If you have crooked teeth or an uneven bite, however, the thought of achieving that picture-perfect look can seem impossible — especially if you don’t want to deal with the pain and hassle of traditional orthodontic braces.
Braces were once the only way to get straight teeth. Although they’re still an effective way of fixing teeth, you have choices. You don’t have to live with embarrassing metal braces to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Kohei Morita, DDS, is a trained Invisalign® provider in Cupertino, California. He and our team at Morita Dental specialize in Invisalign treatment: a system of clear aligners that delivers straighter teeth with less hassle.
If you’re curious about getting straight teeth without traditional braces, you’re in the right place.
Invisalign: the discreet way to a straighter smile
Invisalign is revolutionizing the way people get straight teeth. It relies on advanced dental modeling technology and a clear aligner system to gently move teeth into position.
Invisalign trays are clear medical-grade plastic. The aligners are more comfortable than metal wires and brackets. They’re removable, which means that cleaning them — and your teeth — is simple.
But the biggest benefit of Invisalign? The system is essentially invisible. You can get straight teeth without a mouth full of metal, and other people might never notice you’re wearing an orthodontic appliance.
The steps of Invisalign treatment
Do you like the idea of getting straight teeth without anyone noticing? It’s time to find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you.
Dr. Morita and our team recommend Invisalign for many teenagers and adults who want straight teeth without getting traditional braces. The Invisalign process is simple, and here’s what you can expect:
1. Schedule your Invisalign consultation
At your first appointment, Dr. Morita does an oral exam. He may order X-rays for a more detailed analysis. Invisalign can treat all the most common misalignments, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
Dr. Morita maps out your Invisalign treatment plan and even gives you a sneak peek of your future smile. If you choose Invisalign, we take impressions of your teeth to create your first set of aligners.
2. Start wearing your aligners
You get your first set of aligners, and you wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Since Invisalign aligners are clear, they’re essentially invisible, and no one may even notice you’re wearing them.
Remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth, and clean the aligners before putting them back in. You get a new set of aligners every few weeks, and each set gradually moves your teeth into straighter alignment.
3. Attend your follow-up appointments
Expect to have regular follow-up appointments while using Invisalign. Dr. Morita and our team schedule these appointments to make sure your aligners are fitting comfortably and your teeth are moving like they should.
4. Enjoy a straighter smile
In as little as six months, you could be enjoying straighter teeth. The length of your treatment varies based on your needs, but Dr. Morita and our team help you know what to expect throughout the process.
Once your smile is perfected, you can stop wearing your aligners. Dr. Morita may give you a customized retainer to wear at night to ensure your teeth don’t shift out of place.
Gone are the awkward days of wearing metal braces to get straight teeth. Book an Invisalign appointment with Dr. Morita to transform your smile discreetly. Call our office at 408-775-7770, or contact us online now.