Invisalign

The Glen Dental

General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Do you hide your smile because you have an overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth? Invisalign offers discreet, comfortable realignment that restores your confidence in your smile. Aman Bhullar, DMD, and his team at The Glen Dental create customized treatment plans to meet your teeth straightening goals with Invisalign. To learn more or to schedule an evaluation, call the office in San Jose, California, to speak with a team member, or request an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening system that has helped more than 7 million people straighten their teeth and enhance their smile. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about wires, bands, or discomfort, and you can still eat the foods you enjoy.

Invisalign uses transparent aligner trays to shift the position of your teeth gradually. Every two weeks, you wear a new set of these removable aligners until your teeth have moved into the desired position.

Which conditions can be addressed with Invisalign?

Invisalign can address a variety of orthodontic conditions, such as:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Typically, an Invisalign treatment plan takes 12-18 months to complete. 

How does Invisalign straighten my teeth?

Your skilled dentist at The Glen Dental begins by using cutting-edge 3-D scanning technology to obtain high-resolution images of your teeth. Next, your expert uses advanced software to design a precise straightening plan to achieve your goals. 

Using your images and your personalized treatment plan, the Invisalign laboratory fabricates your custom aligner trays. Each tray gradually shifts your teeth toward the desired position with minimal discomfort. Your dentist may recommend that you wear a retainer after your treatment plan is complete.

You wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day, removing them only to eat and clean your trays and teeth. Because your aligners are clear and very lightweight, they’re barely visible, and it’s easy to adjust to speaking while wearing them, but you can remove them for special events on an occasional basis.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign offers discreet, comfortable teeth straightening, but not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. If you have more severe teeth misalignment, traditional braces may be the best solution. 

Your dentist at The Glen Dental can determine if Invisalign is right for you with a comprehensive evaluation. This includes an oral exam, X-rays, and a review of your dental history.

To learn more about Invisalign or to find out if you're a candidate for this revolutionary orthodontic treatment, schedule a consultation at The Glen Dental. Call the office today or request an appointment online.