San Carlos and Menlo Park, CA Invisalign® Info

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Invisalign Info

Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Kathleen Tavarez can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

What is it?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of customized, virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology. Invisalign treatment and results are very different in every office, but Dr. Kathleen Tavarez is one of the original, leading experts in the area for treating patients using Invisalign.  Live Life Smiling with Tavarez Orthodontics!

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires. Appointment intervals are more flexible than with braces and there are fewer (or no) "emergency" appointments. In fact, many of our college students or frequent travelers chose invisalign treatment for its scheduling convenience. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.