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Invisalign Clear Aligners – Los Gatos, CA

Discreet & Convenient Orthodontic Treatment

More adults than ever before are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment these days. Are you interested in joining them? Invisalign in Los Gatos is a wonderful option for patients who wish to improve the alignment of their teeth without wearing metal brackets and wires for two or more years. The clear braces solution works using subtle plastic aligners you can remove to eat and brush and floss your teeth. It’s a convenient, beautiful alternative to metal orthodontia -- and Invisalign clear aligners in our Los Gatos, CA dental office are available from the team at Los Gatos Dental Group!

Woman placing her Invisalign clear aligner tray

Why Choose Los Gatos Dental Group for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

  • Great for Teens & Adults
  • Convenient, Removable Clear Aligners
  • We Offer Additional Financing

How Does Invisalign Work?

Animated smile during Invisalign tray placement

Invisalign works using the traditional orthodontic methods of placing pressure on different areas of the bite throughout treatment. If it is the right option for your smile, your orthodontist will take photos, scans, and digital molds of your teeth which will be sent to the Invisalign lab, where the aligners will be created from clear, polyurethane plastic. You will be instructed to wear each aligner 20-22 hours each day for two weeks before advancing to the next in the series, gradually working your way to straighter, more attractive teeth. The average Invisalign treatment is just one year.

Invisalign vs. Metal Braces

Woman comparing Invisalign to metal braces

Many patients find that clear, removable Invisalign braces fit their needs better than conventional orthodontics. That’s especially true for busy adults and image-conscious teens. Some of the most significant differences between Invisalign and metal braces include…

  • Appearance: Invisalign is extremely subtle. While people close to you may know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment because you tell them, casual acquaintances may never notice you are wearing clear braces.
  • Convenience: Fewer visits to the dentist are needed with Invisalign compared to metal braces.
  • Dental Hygiene: Because you can remove Invisalign trays, you do not have to worry about maneuvering around metal brackets and wires. You won’t be at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease when you’re wearing Invisalign trays.
  • Diet: Continue to eat what you like without fear of a popped off bracket or wire while wearing Invisalign. Simply slip out your trays before meals and snacks.

Are You an Invisalign Candidate?

Invisalign candidate placing aligner tray

Patients who need orthodontic treatment will have a full consultation with their orthodontist at Los Gatos Dental Group. To determine which treatment is best for your smile, we will examine your bite and consider your age, lifestyle, and any particular concerns you may have regarding orthodontics. Many patients are eligible for the Invisalign treatment. It can correct the most common alignment issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, as well as overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

Hand holding up a clear Inivslaign tray

Invisalign in Los Gatos can be the ideal solution to resolve your bite and alignment concerns; however, we understand you have plenty of questions before you are ready to get started. There is no need to worry. We have the answers to your top questions about Invisalign.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of your Invisalign treatment depends on several factors, such as the severity of the orthodontic issues that you face and how many aligners will be required to achieve your ideal results. During your initial consultation, we’ll walk you through these details as well as any financing options available to you, if needed.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Some insurance companies to offer benefits for Invisalign treatment, but that really depends on your individual plan. Our team can help you find out whether you have coverage for your treatment through your provider.

How often do I need to see my dentist during Invisalign treatment?

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to visit our dental office once every six to eight weeks for a quick progress check to make sure that you’re on-track with your treatment timeline and to pick up the next sets of trays in your series.

What happens if I break an aligner?

If you lose, damaged, or break an aligner, the first thing you should do is contact our dental office. We’ll determine whether you can move forward to your next set or if we need to order you a replacement. The longer you wait to address this issue, the further back it will set your treatment.

What foods can I eat during Invisalign treatment?

One of the great benefits that Invisalign offers that traditional braces doesn’t is the fact that you can remove your trays whenever you eat and brush your teeth. This feature allows you to eat all of your favorite foods and avoid the development of oral health problems throughout your treatment.