Invisalign® Specialist

Fantastic Family Dental

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA

A smile full of beautifully straight teeth is aesthetically pleasing and better for your oral health. At Fantastic Family Dental in Cambrian Park, San Jose, California, Doris Lin, DDS, offers Invisalign® as a modern and convenient method for straightening smiles. To get started with your clear aligners, schedule a visit with Fantastic Family Dental today by calling the friendly office or using the convenient online booking tool.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of removable plastic aligners to get your smile and bite into proper alignment. Dr. Lin can set you up with Invisalign right at the Fantastic Family Dental offices so that you don’t have to travel to a specialist for a beautifully straight smile.

What conditions does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is effective at treating many of the same conditions as traditional metal braces, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Overbite 

Many people also opt to use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes, such as generally straightening their teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works much like traditional metal braces, but they do it with a system that’s more convenient, comfortable, and efficient. Your removable aligners are made from an impression of your smile, and they’re designed to fit snugly over your teeth and exert a consistent pressure that gently pushes your teeth toward their target alignment.

You wear each set of your aligners for two weeks, after which time your teeth will have noticeably shifted. You then switch out to the next set of aligners in your series, which are designed to pick up where your previous set left off in pushing your teeth into their proper place. 

After you’ve gone through your entire series of aligners, your teeth will have arrived in their perfect position, giving you a beautifully straight smile with a variety of health benefits.

In order to be effective, you need to wear your retainers for at least 22 hours every day. You can take them out when you need to brush, floss, or eat, but you should otherwise try to wear them as often as possible. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign has a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces, including:

Comfort

Your aligners are made from smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic, so they feel incredibly comfortable in your mouth. Unlike metal braces, which can tear up the inside of your cheeks, Invisalign’s aligners are easy to wear and feel great.

Convenience

The fact that your aligners are removable makes it very easy to keep your teeth clean during your treatment. Whenever you need to brush or floss, simply remove your aligners, brush and floss like normal, then put them back in. There’s no need for any special tools or complicated techniques like there is with traditional metal braces.

Aesthetics

Your Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic that’s virtually invisible on your teeth. That means that nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them. Gone are the days of the “mouthful of metal” look that braces patients had to endure.

To get started with your Invisalign treatment, schedule a visit with Fantastic Family Dental today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.