Fremont dentist offers Invisalign treatment for misaligned teeth
Many patients in the Fremont, CA area who are seeking treatment for misaligned teeth may think that their only option is traditional orthodontics. The idea of having a metal bracket and wire braces covering the smile often leaves patients unenthused about achieving their completely new smile. However, thanks to advances in dentistry, especially with the latest digital scanning technology from Invisalign and Itero, our dentists at StarBrite Dental are proud to provide an alternative treatment called Invisalign Clear Braces. Invisalign is a special treatment for patients who want to align the smile without unsightly, conventional orthodontics.
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What is Invisalign?
Many patients who speak to their dentist and hear about Invisalign want to learn more. Invisalign works in addressing misaligned teeth with clear aligner trays. These trays are worn by the patient for a specific period to gently reposition the teeth within the dental arch. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team at StarBrite Dental can evaluate a patient to determine if they are proper candidates. The best patients for Invisalign are those who have mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch or the bite and can comply with treatment.
How to obtain Invisalign
Patients who are interested in treating their misaligned teeth will first need to consult with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala to determine if they are candidates for Invisalign. Patients can take this time to learn how Invisalign works and decide if they can comply with the treatment for the best results. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala then obtains digital impressions of the smile to start the process. These digital impressions are done within minutes and are sent electronically to Invisalign laboratories. There, a series of trays are fabricated using clear plastic material. The trays are sent to the practice, and patients return for an appointment to obtain their Invisalign aligners and learn about how to use and care for them.
Invisalign trays come in a series, and each tray should be worn for two weeks before moving to the next tray. This allows the teeth to gradually push into their new positions for a more attractive appearance and better-aligned bite. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala encourages patients to wear their trays at least 20 hours a day, only removing them for cleaning, brushing, flossing, or eating. This ensures that patients achieve the results they desire.
Why choose Invisalign?
There are many advantages to Invisalign that makes it a desirable option for our patients. Invisalign is:
- Affordable, often comparable in cost with traditional braces
- Practically indistinguishable in the smile for discreet treatment
- Fast and effective, allowing most patients to obtain their new smile within a year
- Easy to clean and care for
- Simple to use
- Helps maintain one’s oral health and wellness, due to easy brushing and flossing
What do I do at the end of Invisalign?
Once patients have completed their entire series of trays, their new smile has been obtained! However, it is important that patients then maintain their results with the use of the final tray. Wearing the final tray at night will help keep the teeth where they need to be. Patients may also ask their dentist if they would like a traditional retailer, which is a metal and acrylic piece that snaps into place in the arch to hold the teeth in their final positions. These are also worn at night and will not interfere with the day to day appearance of the smile.
Why choose StarBrite Dental?
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental has been providing treatment with Invisalign for many years and continues to see the improvements that can be achieved with its use. She encourages patients to consider Invisalign is another option that can be more attractive than conventional braces. Many patients love the ability to quickly and discreetly change their smiles and do so in a way that is affordable and effective.
Ready to address your misaligned smile?
Contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team of professionals at StarBrite Dental to book an appointment and get started in transforming your smile today! The office is conveniently located in Fremont, CA at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, Suite #103, and can be reached by phone to book an appointment at 510-795-7786.
Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.