Fremont area dentist is proud to offer Invisalign as an alternative to braces


Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Smiling Woman with silicone trainer. Invisible braces

Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and the team of StarBrite Dental in Fremont dedicate their days to helping their patients feel and look their best. Oral health is important, including when it comes to aesthetics. The smile is an important asset to patients’ self-confidence. When it is imperfect, it can cause patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look. Patients may struggle with a variety of issues, which may include malocclusion. Misaligned teeth may be caused by genetics or overcrowding within the smile. It can detract from patients’ appearance as well as their oral health, so treatment is highly recommended in order to correct the issues. However, the concept of using traditional braces to repair the smile is often a turnoff for patients. This is why Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is proud to offer Invisalign.

Invisalign has changed the way patients look at braces – literally! Instead of using metal wires and brackets that are glued to the teeth to readjust the smile, Invisalign uses a series of aligners. These aligner trays are made of acrylic from impressions of the dental arch, which are digitized. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks before the next one in the series is placed. When patients comply with treatment, they will be able to enjoy the benefits of a more beautiful smile, giving them the confidence they need to face the world!

Invisalign can achieve the same results as braces in a similar period, but compliance is key to this. If patients do not comply with wearing their Invisalign aligners as recommended, they may experience delays in treatment and extra costs if additional aligner trays need to be made. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala will only recommend this treatment to patients who are serious about following the instructions regarding wearing their trays. They should be on at all times, day and night, unless removed for cleaning, brushing, flossing, and eating.

If you live in or around the area of Fremont and want to work with a dedicated dental professional who offers alternatives to traditional braces, contact the team at StarBrite Dental today. We can determine if patients are appropriate candidates for this method of realigning the dental arch and bite.

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