Heritage Dental

Jacob T. Ming, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Hayward, CA & San Francisco, CA

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t an appealing alternative. General and cosmetic dentist Jacob Ming, DDS, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Heritage Dental in Hayward, California. Get a perfect smile without the annoyance of braces. Book an appointment on the web or call Heritage Dental today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign involve?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

More and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Should I get Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Dr. Ming may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by Dr. Ming to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. He might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. With these, Dr. Ming will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Next, Dr. Ming fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!

Call Heritage Dental or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Ming about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.