Dr. Ken Schweifler is a Los Altos Invisalign® provider. He can straighten your smile using clear aligners for improved smile confidence and better long term dental health.
Clear aligners make it possible for teen and adult patients to achieve straighter, more comfortable smiles with discreet treatment. They are removable for enjoying your favorite foods and keeping your teeth and gums thoroughly clean throughout the treatment process. Invisalign can be used to treat a range of concerns such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowding of teeth
- Orthodontic relapse in adults
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses gentle forces to realign teeth into the desired position. Patients receive a customized set of aligners that were created using digital impressions and CAD/CAM software for evaluation and treatment planning. The entire process is generally painless and minimally invasive when compared to traditional metal braces. Dr. Schweifler will provide detailed instructions for changing out sets of aligners and daily oral hygiene.
How long is treatment with Invisalign?
The total treatment time will vary for each individual patient depending on the severity of their bite problem, cosmetic goals and number of aligners needed. On average, treatment with Invisalign is completed in about 15 months.
Is Invisalign covered by dental insurance?
In some cases, your dental health benefits may cover part of your Invisalign treatment (this is only for benefits that include ortho). Our office will work with you to determine your possible benefits and provide information on your cost of treatment. Dr. Schweifler also offers payment plans.
Is Invisalign treatment uncomfortable?
Most patients will forget they are wearing aligners after the first day or two with a new set. There is often mild discomfort associated with tooth pressure when a new set of aligners is put on for the first time. Over the counter pain medication should relieve this and symptoms typically resolve in a day or two.
Do I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?
Yes, a retainer should be worn regularly for the rest of your life to maintain tooth position. Dr. Schweifler will monitor your bite when you come in for routine dental care visits and recommend when and for how long to wear a retainer. The common recommendation is nightly.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Los Altos
To learn more about Invisalign and to discuss your personal goals schedule a visit with Dr. Schweifler. We welcome new patients and can help you to achieve a beautiful smile with appropriate dentistry for your needs. Contact our office at (650) 489-4620 or request an appointment online.