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Invisalign Specialist

Hillsdale Dental Care

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Have you thought about fixing your teeth so you can have a million-dollar smile? If so, Magdalena Azzarelli, DDS, and Roge Jacob, DDS, at Hillsdale Dental Care in San Jose, California, can help beautify your smile with Invisalign® clear aligners. The Invisalign Preferred providers offer Invisalign as an aesthetically pleasing and invisible alternative to metal braces. To see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, call the office today or book your appointment online.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are invisible aligners providing an aesthetically appealing alternative to metal braces. Patients enjoy the ability to smile more confidently in public without having brackets, rubber bands, or wires in their mouth.

Hillsdale Dental Care offers Invisalign to provide you with the following benefits:

  • Designed for convenience and comfort
  • Easier to care for than metal braces
  • Fewer food restrictions
  • Ease of playing sports or a musical instrument

Because Invisalign is limited in the issues it can correct, it’s important to schedule a consultation with Hillsdale Dental Care to determine if they’re right for you.

How does the Invisalign process work?

The first step in making your custom-made aligners is to create 3D images of your teeth using the state-of-the-art 3D scanner. The team at Hillsdale Dental Care uses this scanner because it has an Invisalign outcome simulator so you can see your new smile prior to even starting. In addition, patients find it more comfortable than traditional impressions done with a putty material that can cause potential gagging.

Once your Invisalign trays are made, you’ll come back to Hillsdale Dental Care to pick up all the trays you’ll need for your treatment, which tends to be between 20-30 trays. Generally, you’ll wear one set of trays every one to two weeks and then continue onto the next set. The team at Hillsdale Dental Care cannot stress enough that you must wear your trays between 20-22 hours every day to achieve optimal results.

While the length of treatment varies for everyone, the entire process usually lasts between 12-18 months.

What’s the difference between metal braces and Invisalign?

While Invisalign and metal braces provide you with the same result of a picture-perfect smile, there are some differences to note.

Invisalign is made for comfort, so wearing these trays don’t irritate your gums or make your lips bleed from a broken wire. These aligners are also removable, so you won’t have food restrictions like you would with metal braces.

To straighten your teeth using Invisalign, an invisible and aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal braces, call Hillsdale Dental Care today or schedule your appointment online.