Alamo Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alamo, CA

Properly aligned teeth drastically improve the appearance of your smile and your overall oral health. But for many patients, the idea of having to endure the pain and eyesore of metal braces prevents them from ever seeking orthodontic alignment. At Alamo Dental Excellence, in Alamo, California, Divian Patel, DSS, and the skilled dental team offer Invisalign® as an easy, effective, and proven alternative to braces. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear aligner trays that progressively shift your teeth into proper alignment. When you come in for an Invisalign appointment, your dentist at Alamo Dental Excellence takes impressions of the current alignment of your teeth and then determines what their ideal positioning should be.

Your X-rays, models, and treatment plan are sent to the lab, where they are turned into a series of clear plastic retainers that gradually realign your teeth into a perfect smile.


Why do I need Invisalign?

For many people, the cosmetic impact of a misaligned smile is enough to make them want orthodontic realignment. Straight teeth can improve your confidence and allow you to show off your smile without fear.

The benefits of straight teeth go beyond cosmetic concerns, though. Improper alignment can lead to a number of oral health issues, such as:

  • Tooth decay and gum disease from plaque, tartar, and bacterial buildup
  • Receding gums
  • Bone loss
  • Worn-down or chipped teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

A healthy and functional smile is dependent on all of its parts working in sync, and misaligned teeth can severely interfere with that design.

What orthodontic issues can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is effective in treating a wide range of orthodontic conditions, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Open bite

Most of the orthodontic issues that are treated with braces can be addressed more conveniently with Invisalign.


What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is a new and state-of-the-art technology and carries with it a number of advantages over traditional metal braces, such as:


Invisalign trays are removable, making it much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean than it is with braces. There’s no need for special flossers or brushes. Instead, you just brush and floss like normal by simply removing and replacing the trays before and after.


Because Invisalign trays are completely smooth, they won’t irritate the inside of your cheeks as metal braces do. And because they fit snugly to your teeth, they won’t make it difficult to speak while you wear them.


There’s no need for the tightening appointments that metal braces require. You just change out your aligner tray on your own every two weeks, saving you plenty of time making trips back and forth to the dentist or orthodontist.


Because they’re invisible, no one will know that you’re wearing Invisalign aligners. This is ideal if you prefer an orthodontic option that’s less obvious or obtrusive in your day-to-day life.

If you’re interested in fixing your tooth alignment and improving your smile with Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Alamo Dental Excellence today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.



Please come in for a free consultation today!