Invisalign: The Secret Smile Straightener | Milllbrae Dentist

You may have already thought of getting braces before. However, you most likely dismissed it because of how you thought the whole ordeal would only make you conscious about yourself and less confident about yourself. And you have a point – traditional braces weren’t the most discreet option. They are clunky, metallic and very obvious to others.

If this is what is deterring you from taking the dive to straightening your smile, consider Invisalign as an alternative orthodontic treatment to help fix your smile.

Invisalign straighten your teeth using clear plastic trays known as aligners to move teeth to their ideal places. The aligners are custom-made according to the shape of your teeth, similar to a traditional retainer. The trays or aligners are different in that they’re not perfect molds of the teeth to prevent them from moving but differ slightly from your teeth, so they move and shift to fit the tray.

What’s great about Invisalign is that patients can remove them whenever necessary. Though, it is recommended that patients remove the aligners when eating or drinking, as well as when they brush their teeth after every meal. The patient should also have to clean the aligners to prevent staining resulting from the exposure to the remaining food particles in the mouth.

The main reason why you should consider this type of orthodontic treatment is that it is practically invisible, making it ideal for those who don’t want to people to know that they are having their teeth straightened. Think you’re ready to take the dive and get yourself a straight smile? Time to make an appointment with your local dental professional for an evaluation.

To learn more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at

Dr. Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae, San Francisco, San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, and surrounding areas.

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