Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® provides a discreet, effective way to treat tooth and jaw misalignments. At Las Positas Family Dental in Livermore, California, Thi Hoang, DDS, Theresa Hoang, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign treatment to teenagers and adults. The practice is a certified Gold Level Invisalign Provider, meaning more than 25 people complete treatment each year. Call the office to request an Invisalign consultation, or book your appointment online today.
Traditional braces use a combination of brackets, archwires, and O-rings (small rubber bands) to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw. Invisalign works similarly, but it uses removable plastic aligners instead.
Invisalign aligners hug your teeth like a mouthguard. You wear them 20-22 hours a day, only taking them out to brush, floss, or eat.
The Las Positas Family Dental team uses Invisalign to treat various alignment problems, including:
You might be a candidate for Invisalign if you have a bite abnormality, such as crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign often takes 12-18 months*, but it varies depending on the alignment issues treated and how well you follow instructions.
Attend each of your regularly scheduled checkups, wear your aligners as prescribed, and follow your provider’s instructions.
Your Los Positas Family Dental provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays. You need healthy teeth and gums to undergo treatment. If your dentist discovers cavities or gum disease, they address those issues first.
If the team determines you can benefit from treatment, they take intraoral scans and upload them to a computer program. Your provider develops a specialized treatment plan, charting the precise movements of your teeth and jaw.
Afterward, your provider sends the scans to an Invisalign laboratory. The lab uses your scans to manufacture a series of custom Invisalign aligners.
During treatment, you visit Las Positas Family Dental every few weeks. You get a new pair of Invisalign aligners at each visit that delivers slightly different pressure on your teeth. Over time, your teeth and jaw move into the optimal position, transforming your smile and encouraging good oral health.
Yes. Take your aligners out at least twice a day and rinse them off in cool tap water. Before going to bed, brush your aligners with a soft-bristle toothbrush to prevent food particles and bacteria from collecting.
Call Las Positas Family Dental to explore the benefits of Invisalign treatment, or make your appointment online today.
*Results may vary.