Invisalign

Cherry Family Dental

Family Dentists located in South San Jose, San Jose, CA

If you want to straighten your teeth without having to endure a mouthful of metal, then Invisalign® is for you. Cherry Family Dental in South San Jose, California, is a Gold provider of Invisalign, and Misty Henne, DMD, has helped numerous patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles with the system’s revolutionary clear aligners. Start straightening your smile today and schedule a free Invisalign consultation by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your smile with a series of comfortable, clear plastic aligners. Invisalign offers a state-of-the-art alternative for patients who need orthodontic treatment but are hesitant to get braces because of the aesthetic impact that the metalwork would have on their smile.

You wear your Invisalign aligners every day and as often as possible (ideally at least 22 hours per day). Because they’re easily removable, you can take your aligners out for important occasions or whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss, giving you a great amount of control over your orthodontic treatment.

What conditions does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign treats many of the same conditions for which you would otherwise need traditional metal braces, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite

Invisalign is just as effective as braces in correcting orthodontic issues, but they do so with a more technologically advanced treatment that brings with it a number of significant advantages.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has a few advantages over traditional metal braces. 

Unlike braces, your Invisalign aligners are fully removable. While this means that you’ll have to exercise more personal responsibility during your treatment, it also means that you won’t have to change your diet or learn new techniques for keeping your teeth clean while you’re straightening them. All you have to do is pop out your aligners, brush, and floss like normal, then pop them back in afterward.

Invisalign is also much more comfortable in your mouth than traditional braces. The metal wires and brackets of braces can frequently irritate and cut up the insides of your cheeks, unlike the smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic of Invisalign’s aligners. 

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Dr. Henne provides free Invisalign consultations for all of her patients at Cherry Family Dental. The team is also a Gold provider and has advanced training that can get you more predictable results with shorter treatment time.

Dr. Henne first creates a virtual model of your smile by taking a scan of your teeth with a 3D iTero® scanner. She manipulates that virtual model to map out the journey that your teeth need to take in order to reach their target alignment and sends that map to a lab that makes your aligners to model a series of steps on that journey.

Once you get your aligners, you wear them as often as possible and move on to the next set in your series every two weeks until you’ve arrived at your perfect alignment. Cherry Family Dental also includes whitening kits and retainers as a part of their Invisalign treatments, so your smile will stay healthy, bright, and white long after you finish your treatment.

Get started on the path to your dream smile today and schedule an Invisalign consultation by calling the Cherry Family Dental office or booking a visit online.