San Jose area patients ask, “Is Invisalign effective for treating malocclusion?”


Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Smiling Woman with silicone trainer close up

Malocclusion, or misalignment of the natural dental arch, is a common problem. It is a natural occurrence for many patients who were not born with a beautifully aligned smile. However, some patients are unable to seek treatment in their teenage years, most often because of the financial strain. Luckily, adults enjoy the benefits of straightening their smile and they will find Invisalign orthodontics a great way to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

Invisalign is a safe, affordable, and effective way for patients in the San Jose area to achieve better alignment of their smile. The smile can make or break a first impression, so it is important that it looks attractive. When patients are struggling with spaces between their teeth, crooked teeth, or teeth that are not properly aligned with the dental arch, they may lose confidence in the way they look. This can affect one’s personal and business relationships. Many adults turn to the team of StarBrite Dental to learn about the advantages of orthodontic solutions such as Invisalign and learn how it can dramatically enhance the smile.

Invisalign can be used to straighten teeth in situations where malocclusion is mild to moderate. It can address the alignment of the dental arch as well as the alignment of the bite. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala can determine if patients are proper candidates for Invisalign. Some patients may be better suited for more traditional types of orthodontics such as conventional metal bracket and wire braces, but these are often for more severe cases of malocclusion.

Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made of plastic to gently reposition the teeth as needed into proper alignment. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team of professionals take molds of the teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where a series of trays are made and used to reposition the teeth over time. Invisalign is a safe, comfortable, gentle, and discreet way for adults to address misalignment of the smile and feel more confident each time they speak, laugh, and smile with others.

 

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