Invisalign® San Jose
If you’re thinking about teeth straightening, Dental Smiles of Willow Glen offers the ease and convenience of Invisalign. Contact us to see how we can help you get that great smile you’ve always wanted.
Choose an experienced Invisalign San Jose dentist.
Dr. Raymond Lim, DDS, of Dental Smiles of Willow Glen has helped straighten the teeth of countless Silicon Valley and San Jose residents for more than 30 years—and they’re still smiling at the results.
So if you’re thinking about improving your smile, look no further. Even if you’ve had traditional metal braces in the past and your teeth need further aligning, you may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign.
Please make an appointment with Invisalign San Jose dentist Dr. Lim and he’ll be happy help determine your teeth straightening needs.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth using 3D computer imaging. It uses clear teeth aligners—which are similar to clear braces—that are custom created to help reposition your teeth.
How long is each aligner worn?
For starters, each aligner is worn approximately two weeks, which allows your teeth to move your teeth little by little. After this period, Dr. Raymond Lim will determine at each visit whether or not it’s time to switch.
How is Invisalign different than metal braces?
Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with Invisalign. The aligners are removable, giving you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want with ease. You’ll never get food trapped between wires in the back of your mouth!
Better yet, you can easily remove aligners to regularly brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene. When it comes to Invisalign, San Jose users appreciate its convenience.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
At your initial visit, Dr. Lim will determine if Invisalign is right for you. Because some dental implants, bridges, or crowns restrict movement, we need to examine your mouth to determine how you may respond to aligners.
How does it work?
Aligners move teeth with a controlled, predetermined movement. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners control the amount of movement each time they are switched as well as the timing of the movement. This means that only certain teeth are moving while others are stationary.
How long is the course of treatment overall?
Patients typically visit our dentist every six to eight weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of aligners. Dr. Lim will decide if more or fewer visits are necessary as you progress. Typically, most adults can complete their treatment in approximately one year.
Will the process be painful for me?
Some people may experience minor discomfort for several days at the beginning of each new aligner’s use. This sensation, usually described as pressure, is a sign that the aligners are working properly. Discomfort typically stops a few days after the placement of a new aligner.
I have gaps. Can this process help them close?
In most cases, the aligners will help bring teeth much closer together.
Once the process is complete, will I be required to wear a retainer?
Retainers act to protect the final positioning of teeth and will be suggested in almost all cases. Your last set of aligners will most likely act as a temporary retainer until we fit one for you. At your visit, we’ll determine what type of retainer is ideal for your dental needs.
Will my speech be affected?
In almost all cases speech is not affected.
For top dental work with Invisalign, San Jose residents like Dr. Raymond Lim at Dental Smiles of Willow Glen. See for yourself—please contact us at (408) 978-1888. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and set up an appointment.
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