Invisalign in San Jose

If your goal is to have a straighter, more beautiful smile that truly reflects who you are, Invisalign is a proven teeth-straightening alternative to conventional braces. Not only are they virtually invisible, but Invisalign clear plastic aligners are also a convenient, comfortable way to correct smile imperfections. At Butterfly Dental Care, we are a certified Invisalign provider for the San Jose area. As part of our orthodontic services, Dr. Chen and Dr. Nguyen use Invisalign to help our patients achieve beautiful, long-lasting, natural-looking smiles that they can’t wait to show off to others.


What is Invisalign?

First launched over 20 years ago, Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment alternative to traditional fixed metal or ceramic braces. Instead of bulky brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, flexible plastic aligner trays to gently and comfortably move your misaligned teeth into their intended positions in as little as 6 months.

What’s also great about Invisalign is that the trays’ removable feature allows you to eat all the foods you love, while offering you easy access for teeth brushing and flossing. Most of all, when your Invisalign treatment is through, you’ll have a straight, beautiful, natural-looking smile!

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

At Butterfly Dental Care, we’ve seen some amazing results over the years in our Invisalign patients. These are some of the things they liked about the Invisalign system as opposed to wearing conventional fixed braces:



Can be removed for tooth-brushing and flossing

Minimal lifestyle disruptions

No food restrictions

What is the Process for Getting Invisalign?

Invisalign is indicated for patients with mild-to-moderate teeth misalignments or improper bites (oral malocclusions), and may not be suitable for certain misalignment cases or complex bite problems. Patients who are screened with more serious smile imperfections are further evaluated by our in-office orthodontist, Dr. Nguyen. To determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign, schedule an orthodontic screening appointment with Dr. Chen or Dr. Nguyen today.

If you are a candidate for Invisalign, this is what you can expect during your course-of-

Detailed impressions of your teeth and mouth are taken, along with digital X-rays and photos using our comfortable intraoral camera. All that detailed information is then sent to the Invisalign lab.

Your Invisalign aligners are meant to be worn 20 to 22 hours each day, including while asleep, and only removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. If you don’t follow those instructions, you may have to continue your Invisalign treatment for a longer period of time.

At the Invisalign lab, your aligners will be custom-designed with computer-aided precision to ensure maximum performance and comfort. Once your custom-made trays are ready, we’ll call you to come and pick them up.

Rest assured that regardless of your benefits coverage, we offer affordable payment options for every budget. Easily enjoy low or no-interest financing on all Invisalign treatments, allowing you to tap into flexible monthly amounts that fit your lifestyle.

For a specific price quote for Invisalign, be sure to schedule a one-on-one evaluation.

How Long do I Need to Wear Invisalign Aligners?

On average, most of our Invisalign patients achieve their smile-restoring goals within 6 to 24 months. When the initial level of smile correction needed is more pronounced, after the initial Invisalign treatment is over it may be necessary to wear a nighttime retainer for several additional months to ensure all your smile restoration goals are met.

Alternatives to Invisalign

In addition to conventional fixed braces and Invisalign, we offer these teeth-straightening alternatives:

Invisalign Express - Ideal for patients with minor crowding or spacing issues, Invisalign Express is a shorter-duration orthodontic treatment that works in the same way as traditional Invisalign aligners.

Invisalign Teen - If your teenager needs braces, Invisalign Teen gives them a reason to smile. As the newest addition to the Invisalign product line, Invisalign Teen allows younger patients to address their orthodontic needs while maintaining their active lifestyles and self-esteem.

Call to Schedule an Appointment Today

t’s never too late to enjoy the straight, beautiful, healthy, natural-looking smile that you’ve always wanted. Get started achieving the smile of your dreams today by scheduling an orthodontic screening appointment with Dr. Chen or Dr. Andrew at Butterfly Dental Care in San Jose, CA -- where we always thrive to deliver the best dental care possible!

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