Nancy Trinh DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Jose, CA

Invisalign® clear aligners are an effective alternative to the mouthful of metal and wire that comes with traditional braces. At Trinh Dental, Nancy Trinh, DDS, Tracy Trinh, DDS, and the team provide Invisalign® treatments to correct issues affecting your bite. To learn more about the advantages of Invisalign, call the office in San Jose, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a new, revolutionary way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. Your teeth are progressively aligned over time with clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign’s clear aligners offer several advantages compared to braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches, including:

  • Invisibility - the aligners are clear
  • Comfort - the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like metal braces
  • Convenience - they’re removable if you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Efficiency - treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Though you can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, you should wear them at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. You should wear the Invisalign aligners any time you’re not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can resolve mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Relapse after braces
  • Rotated teeth

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, your provider may recommend a different treatment. Schedule a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your provider examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. They may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images of the area. This helps them develop a precise treatment plan.

To help you understand what to expect, they can create a video of your projected treatment outcome. After that, your dentist fits custom-made plastic aligners over your teeth. The aligners gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. New aligners are made as your teeth begin to shift, with this process repeating until your teeth have reached their proper position. 

After your treatment with Invisalign, you typically need to wear retainers to keep your teeth from shifting.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation today, call Trinh Dental or book online today.