Invisible Braces San Jose

A straight smile is not only attractive; it's also healthier! When your teeth align properly, they are easier to keep clean and restore, and they result in fewer jaw problems and bite-related issues.

Older teen and adult patients often wish to improve the appearance and function of their smiles, but the idea of orthodontics can feel daunting. Brackets and wires do not fit into every type of lifestyle, and the appearance of them can keep some people from seeking the treatment they want and need.

At the dental office of Victor D. Woodlief, DMD, we offer a solution! Invisible braces open the door to orthodontics for many of our patients.

What Are Invisalign and ClearCorrect?

Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect use a clear aligner system to gradually realign teeth into their ideal position. Both types of invisible braces can correct a number of alignment issues including:

  • Overlapping teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protrusion
  • Gaps between teeth

Invisible braces will work for most orthodontic conditions, with the exceptions of highly complex cases. The best way to find out if they will work for you is to give us a call and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Woodlief.

Treatment with Invisalign and ClearCorrect

After your initial exam, we will take impressions of your teeth, along with diagnostic x-rays. Dr. Woodlief will plan your treatment and estimate the length of time it will take to complete your treatment plan.

We will send your information and treatment plan to our trusted lab where they will create your aligners. Once we receive your finished aligners, you can start your treatment. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and wear each set for about 2 to 3 weeks before switching to the next pair. Dr. Woodlief will give you specific instructions based on your individualized treatment plan.

We will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your treatment.

Benefits of Clear Braces

Since you will not have brackets attached to your teeth, good oral hygiene is easy. You can remove your trays and then brush and floss normally. You will also remove your trays to eat and to drink hot liquids such as coffee or tea, which can damage your trays.

Since each set of clear braces fits perfectly, you will speak normally and no one will likely notice that you are wearing them.

What Is the Difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?

Both types of clear braces are basically the same. They use clear BPA-free plastic to create your custom aligners. We will discuss your options with you, so that you can make a great choice for your smile.

Would You Like a Straight Smile?

If you want to improve the appearance or comfort of your smile without metal or ceramic brackets, contact our San Jose dental office to schedule an orthodontic evaluation today.