Orthodontics – Los Gatos, CA
Enjoy the Cosmetic & Health Benefits of Orthodontics
Achieving a straighter smile doesn’t only benefit your self-confidence – it can actually improve your oral health and quality of life as well! At Los Gatos Dental Group, Dr. Diercks, and Dr. Karamardian are happy to offer you several orthodontic options, so you can be sure to select the one that best fits your needs. We’ll be your trusted partners every step of the way to ensure you achieve the beautiful changes you want and deserve. Contact our dental office today if you’d like to schedule an consultation to discuss your options for orthodontics in Los Gatos, CA or if you have any questions for our staff.
Why Choose Los Gatos Dental Group for Orthodontics?
- Convenient, Customized Orthodontic Treatment
- We Treat Patients of All Ages
- Additional Financing Through CareCredit
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
For image-conscious people, the thought of wearing metal braces for years on end is just too much of a deal breaker. This is understandable – when you’re an adult in a professional field, the last thing you need is a look that leaves you feeling like you’re back in middle school. Thankfully, our Los Gatos team provides cosmetic-minded alternatives that create the same dazzling improvements, such as Invisalign.
Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, each one designed to represent a different stage of your smile throughout the treatment process. Your job is easy – you simply need to wear each set of aligners for a certain amount of time (usually a couple of weeks) before switching to the next one. Additionally, you'll attend regular check-ups at our dental office so we can gauge your progress.
In addition to their clear aesthetic benefits, Invisalign aligners are also removable, which means you still enjoy all your favorite foods and care for your oral health normally, no inconvenient changes to your regular routine required. Do you have a big party or event coming up you’d like to look perfect for? It’s fine to take the aligners out for an hour or two and enjoy yourself to the fullest. When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign treatment is usually completed in a much shorter timeframe – around 8-18 months.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is another orthodontic solution for people who wish to maintain a more natural-looking appearance during treatment. Instead of the traditional metal brackets, you wear clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that blend in with teeth for a more subtle overall effect. Our team typically recommends Six Month Smiles for those who are struggling with spacing issues, crowded teeth, and asymmetry. Just like the name suggests, many cases are completed within six months. More complex cases can require longer treatment times, but it is uncommon for a case to require more than 12-14 months. If your case appears to require more time than that, we will refer you to an orthodontist.
FastBraces aren’t much different than traditional metal braces in appearance, but they cut treatment time down drastically. With traditional braces, the process takes place over the course of two stages: during the first stage, they use a strategic amount of pressure to shift the roots of your teeth, and in the second stage, they aim to align the crowns of the teeth, or the visible portion that lies above the gumline. FastBraces tackles both of these stages at once, shortening treatment time by several months.