Invisalign®

Bay Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

If you want a comfortable, convenient, and discreet system for straightening your teeth, then Invisalign® is for you. Bay Dental Group is a trusted provider of Invisalign and provides patients with the treatment’s clear aligners at its beautiful clinic in San Jose, California. Schedule a visit with Bay Dental Group by calling the office or booking an appointment online, and begin your journey toward a straighter smile with Invisalign today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern method for straightening your smile. It uses a series of removable aligners that are designed from an impression of your mouth. They’re made of clear, flexible plastic that feels comfortable and looks discreet.

Your aligners work by the same basic principle as braces, that is, they slowly push your teeth into proper alignment over a period of time. 

How can Invisalign improve my smile?

Invisalign treats a variety of orthodontic conditions, like:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth

It can also treat problems with your bite, or malocclusions, like:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Some people also choose to get Invisalign for cosmetic reasons, like generally straightening their teeth.

Why should I use Invisalign?

As a modern orthodontic treatment, Invisalign a wide array of benefits, like:

Comfort

Your aligners are made from smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic, so they feel very comfortable in your mouth.

Convenience

Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss. You can also take them out for important occasions, like having your photograph taken or when you’re playing sports.

Cleanliness

Because your aligners are removable, you don’t have to learn any special tips or tricks to keep your teeth clean during your treatment. You simply take out your aligners and brush and floss like you normally would.

Appearance

Your aligners are nearly invisible when you’re wearing them, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

What are the steps to getting Invisalign?

First, the team at Bay Dental Group makes a virtual model of your smile by uploading an impression of your mouth into a computer. A technician uses that model to map the best route for your teeth to take in order to reach a better alignment in your mouth.

That journey toward a straighter smile is then turned into your series of aligners, with each set of aligners representing a progressive step along the way. You wear your aligners as often as possible, or for at least 20-22 hours per day. You move on to the next set of aligners in your series every one to two weeks, and you come in to the Bay Dental Group offices for a checkup on your progress every four to six weeks. 

Most patients finish treatment within 12 to 18 months, after which they have a beautifully aligned smile.

Call Bay Dental Group or use the convenient online scheduling tool to begin your Invisalign journey today.