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From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, The Dental Dimensions is equipped to handle all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Deepak Shetty, D.D.S.
Dr. Kavita Bhatia, D.D.S

Dr. Deepak Shetty and Dr. Kavita Bhatia, are a husband and wife team providing quality dental services to Bay Area families. At the Dental Dimensions we offer a full range of general, cosmetic and advanced dental services for all ages with the ultimate goal of providing the highest customer satisfaction-for you-the patient.

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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. It offers an alternative to traditional braces, allowing for more discreet and comfortable teeth alignment.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by using custom-made clear aligners that are designed to fit your teeth snugly. These aligners gently apply controlled forces to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions over time. Each set of aligners is worn for a specific period, typically about two weeks, before progressing to the next set.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for many people with mild to moderate teeth alignment issues. A consultation with an orthodontist or dentist can determine whether you're a good candidate based on the complexity of your case.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on the individual's needs. On average, it can take around 12 to 18 months, but some cases may take more or less time.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on factors like the complexity of your case and your location. Generally, it's comparable to traditional braces, and many dental offices offer flexible payment plans.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Treatment?

Benefits of Invisalign include virtually invisible appearance, removable aligners for easy cleaning, minimal dietary restrictions, and reduced discomfort compared to traditional braces.

What's the best way to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Rinse your aligners under lukewarm water and brush them gently with a soft toothbrush. Avoid using toothpaste as it can be abrasive. Specialized Invisalign cleaning products are also available.

How long per day should I wear Invisalign clear aligners?

For optimal results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.

How many times a day can you take Invisalign out?

You can take out your Invisalign aligners as often as needed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. However, it's recommended to keep them in your mouth for the majority of the day.

What age can a person have Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for teens and adults. Ideally, a person's permanent teeth should have fully grown in before starting Invisalign treatment.

What kind of corrections can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, severe cases might require traditional braces.

How often will I see my dentist after having Invisalign fitted?

Your dentist or orthodontist will schedule regular check-up appointments, usually every 4 to 6 weeks, to monitor your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners.

Is Invisalign painful?

Invisalign is generally less painful than traditional braces. You might experience some discomfort or pressure during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners, but it typically subsides quickly.

Do you really have to wear Invisalign 22 hours a day?

Yes, wearing Invisalign for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day is crucial for the treatment to be effective and achieve the desired results.

Can I switch to Invisalign from a different type of brace?

Switching to Invisalign from another type of orthodontic treatment may be possible, but it depends on your individual case. Consult with an orthodontist to determine if it's a viable option for you.

What foods can I eat whilst wearing Invisalign clear aligners?

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, there are minimal dietary restrictions. However, it's recommended to remove them before consuming sticky, hard, or colored foods.

Will wearing Invisalign affect my speech?

There might be a slight adjustment period during which your speech may be affected. However, most people adapt quickly and experience minimal speech disruption.

Can you brush your Invisalign with toothpaste?

It's best to avoid using toothpaste on your Invisalign aligners, as it can scratch the plastic. Use a soft toothbrush and water to clean them or consider using specialized cleaning products.

Is Invisalign a permanent fix?

Invisalign treatment can produce long-lasting results, but like any orthodontic treatment, the outcomes can be influenced by post-treatment care and maintenance.

What should I expect when I’m done with my Invisalign treatment?

After completing your Invisalign treatment, you might need to wear retainers to maintain the newly aligned position of your teeth. Your orthodontist will guide you on this.

Can I chew gum with Invisalign?

It's recommended to avoid chewing gum while wearing your Invisalign aligners, as it can stick to them and affect their transparency.

What happens if you skip a day of Invisalign?

Consistency is important for successful treatment. If you occasionally skip a day, it might not significantly affect your progress, but try to maintain a regular schedule.