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Invisalign Specialist

Olive Tree Dental

Marna Mae Longakit, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Endodontist located in Sunnyvale, CA

Is the thought of bulky metal braces stopping you from straightening your smile? If so, Marna Mae Longakit, DDS, has the right treatment for you at Olive Tree Dental in Sunnyvale, California. Dr. Longakit and her team offer Invisalign® clear aligners for teens and adults who don’t feel comfortable wearing conventional braces. Invisalign aligners are completely translucent, so you never have to feel uncomfortable smiling in public while straightening your teeth. Call Olive Tree Dental or schedule an appointment online now to learn more.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic therapy that uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners to straighten your teeth rather than metal wires and brackets. Like conventional braces, Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into a straighter position over time. 

These nearly undetectable aligners are also removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods without worrying about getting food caught in your braces.

Which dental concerns can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can correct a number of mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Spacing concerns
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Whether you suffer jaw pain from bite problems or you just want generally straighter teeth, Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

As an alternative to braces, Invisalign offers a variety of benefits, such as:

Improved self-esteem

Clear aligners are just that — clear. These thin aligners mold perfectly to your teeth, so most people can’t even tell you’re wearing them. Thanks to Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and on your own terms.

Convenience

Invisalign requires you to wear a new set of custom-made aligners every two weeks, so you don’t have to come into Olive Tree Dental for wire tightenings and bracket changes. This results in fewer appointments for you.

They’re removable

You can take your aligners out to eat and drink — no food is off limits. With conventional fixed braces, you have to avoid foods that might get caught in your teeth.

Improved oral hygiene

When compared to conventional braces, clear aligners allow you to take better care of your oral health. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, Dr. Longakit recommends brushing your teeth after every meal to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy. 

Less time

While conventional braces take anywhere from 18 months to three years to straighten your teeth, the average treatment time for Invisalign is about 6-12 months.

What can I expect from the Invisalign process?

Dr. Longakit uses an intraoral camera to take highly accurate images of the inside of your mouth and design the right Invisalign treatment plan for you. Next, she uploads your digital impressions into the Invisalign software and sends them to a lab for creation.

When your custom-made aligners arrive, Dr. Longakit teaches you how to use and care for them. Each set should be worn for approximately 20-22 hours each day for two weeks at a time, until you achieve your desired results.

If you think you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, call Olive Tree Dental or schedule an appointment online today.