Why Invisalign Treatment Is the Clear Choice for Smile Realignment
If you have been considering your options for teeth straightening, you are not alone. Many patients, including adult men and women, have misalignment that they would like to address-but avoid speaking to their dentist about it for fear of needing metal bracket-and-wire braces. The Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc team in San Jose, California, works directly with patients to help determine if they are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. Drs. Provenzano and Ram are both Invisalign Certified, with over 9 years of experience and hundreds of completed Invisalign cases. The office of Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc is one of the top Premiere Invisalign General Dentist Providers in the South Bay Area.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear aligner therapy that is used to realign the teeth in the dental arch. Invisalign can be used in mild to moderate cases of misalignment and can improve bite alignment as well.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works by utilizing a series of clear trays that snap over the dental arch. Patients wear the trays for at least 20 hours each day to gently push the teeth into proper alignment. By the time patients reach their final tray, they will have the results they’ve always desired with compliance.
Can you eat with Invisalign?
Invisalign trays are easy to remove when eating and drinking. Removal also allows patients to brush and floss their teeth without working around metal appliances to do so.
Does Invisalign hurt?
When patients switch to the next tray in the series, they may notice some mild pressure. That is due to the fit that pushes the teeth where they need to be. However, it is often well-tolerated and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications if needed.
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How long does Invisalign take to achieve results?
Patients who comply with their treatment and use their Invisalign trays as directed will often be able to achieve their dream smile in a year or less. During the initial consultation appointment, Drs. Provenzano and Ram can evaluate a patient and give them an estimate as to how long it will take to reach their desired results. Most cases can be completed in 6-10 months, with proper compliance. We are proud to partner with VPro, an orthodontic acceleration treatment that can speed up Invisalign treatment time, lead to better alignment, and reduce tooth movement pressure. VPro can be purchased in addition to Invisalign treatment at any point during treatment, and can continue to be used after Invisalign, during the retainer phase.
Learn more about teeth straightening with invisible dental aligners
Invisalign is an excellent solution for patients in and around San Jose, California, who consider straightening the smile. If you want to learn more about Invisalign for teeth alignment, contact the Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc, team at (408) 226-2542. Our practice is conveniently located at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite 100, and accepts new and returning patients and families in the community and beyond.
Frequently asked questions
Caring for your clear aligners is a very easy process. When it comes to cleaning your aligners, the best method is to brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Invisalign offers cleaning crystals that you can use during this process. It is important that you are diligent about brushing your teeth after each meal before putting your aligners back on to not only keep your aligners clean but also to promote good oral hygiene.
You may wonder if Invisalign is right for you. The probable answer to this question is yes! Invisalign is designed to work for both teenagers and adults as an invisible method for correcting alignment issues. Because Invisalign is on the cutting edge of dental innovation and technical innovations, it can fix many alignment and bite issues without compromising appearance. All of this is possible without interrupting your busy life. If you suffer from some more severe alignment or bite issues, traditional orthodontics may be a better choice, so check with our team here at our San Jose, CA office.
Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can take them off when you are eating or drinking to keep enjoying all your favorite things.
While you may notice the pressure of the trays adjusting your teeth, this discomfort should be minor and can be managed by over-the-counter pain medication when necessary.
Every case is unique, so your Invisalign specialist can give you an accurate timeline for your treatment process. Some simple cases can be completed in as little as six months, but you will be able to see results within weeks.
Dr. Natalie Provenzano
Dr. Saumya Ram
Dr. Or Simel
Dr. Natalie Provenzano is a renowned dentist in San Jose, California. With associates Dr. Saumya Ram and Oral Surgeon Dr. Or Simel, they provide exceptional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients of all ages.
Dr. Provenzano has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in the class’ top 10. She served on the school’s ethics committee and was a member of the Oral Sedation Team and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating, Dr. Provenzano was the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentist’s “Female Dentist of the Year” Award.
Also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Provenzano was an active member of Ignatians Service Organization and Delta Gamma Fraternity, with the distinction of being chosen for Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Nu Honor Societies.