Invisalign® Specialist

Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry

Dentists located in Pleasanton, CA

If you want to fix your crooked or misaligned teeth without having to endure a mouthful of metal, Invisalign® is for you. The team of dental experts at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry use Invisalign as a convenient and effective alternative to braces for their patients looking to straighten their teeth and have a smile that they can be proud of. If you’re in or near Pleasanton, California, and want to learn more about how the Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry team can improve your smile and oral health with Invisalign, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or use the convenient online booking tool.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that corrects misaligned teeth and gives you a perfect smile in less time and hassle than traditional metal braces.

Using 3D computer imaging, your dentist at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry makes virtual models of your smile in its current state, at its target alignment, and at a number of steps in-between. Those models are used to create a series of clear, thermoplastic retainers that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually shift them into proper alignment.

You wear your Invisalign retainer whenever you’re not eating, brushing, or flossing, and switch out retainers every two weeks as your teeth get closer to their target alignment. Depending on the condition of your alignment, Invisalign could get you to a perfectly straight smile in as little as nine months!

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is right for you if you want a healthier smile and suffer from any of the following orthodontic issues.

  • Teeth with large gaps between them
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Invisalign is effective in treating many of the problems that traditional metal braces treat. If you’re unsure if you’re a good candidate, ask the doctors at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry.

Why should I get Invisalign?

Having a properly aligned smile is more than just cosmetically advantageous; it also offers a number of health benefits. Straight teeth are easier to clean, putting you at a lower risk for developing gum disease, and they also hold up better against general wear and tear.

It used to be that the only solution to an improperly aligned smile was a lengthy treatment with metal braces. As a state-of-the-art alternative, Invisalign has a number of advantages over the traditional methods of treatment, such as:


Invisalign retainers are smooth plastic that mold to your teeth. They won’t tear away at the insides of your cheek like metal braces do, and because they fit snugly in your mouth, it’s easier to talk with them in place.


Metal braces require frequent tightening appointments with your dentist in order to progress the alignment, which takes a lot of valuable time out of your day. With Invisalign, you simply pop in a new retainer every two weeks and keep moving forward. It’s also much easier to keep your teeth clean with Invisalign. Braces require special tools for you to properly brush and floss, but with Invisalign, you just pop out your retainer, brush and floss like normal, then pop it back in.


Because the retainers are clear and fit to your teeth, it’s hard for anyone to know that you’re wearing Invisalign unless you tell them, which is certainly not the case for metal braces, making them a perfect choice for adults who want to feel comfortable and confident in their day-to-day lives.

Schedule an appointment today with the dental professionals at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry to begin straightening your smile with Invisalign. You can call the office or schedule a visit online.