Home icon



Invisalign® is a popular and effective alternative to traditional braces that can help straighten your teeth and improve your smile. At Sierra Oaks Dental in Sacramento, California, Peter Kim, DDS, and his team specialize in providing high-quality Invisalign treatments for patients looking to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. Invisalign can give you the straighter, more uniform smile you desire without the inconvenience or discomfort of braces. Call the office to learn more about invisible aligners or schedule an appointment online today.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually shift and straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient using advanced, 3D imaging technology. The materials that Invisalign uses are completely transparent and molded to the shape and size of your teeth, so they appear invisible when worn.

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because the aligners are more comfortable and convenient, allowing you to eat, drink, and clean your teeth without the challenges of braces.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of thermoplastic aligners to correct orthodontics concerns, such as:

  • Crowding
  • Spacing/open bite
  • Lingual inclination
  • Deep bite
  • Edge-to-edge bite
  • Anterior crossbite
  • Non-carious class V lesion

While faster and more discreet than braces, Invisalign works the same way by placing gradual force on the teeth. Over time, this force shifts the teeth into a straighter, more aligned position. Each set of aligners targets different teeth, making Invisalign a more comfortable treatment than braces, which place force on all of your teeth at once.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign offers many advantages over braces. They are:


Clear aligners blend in with the appearance of your teeth, so you can improve your orthodontic health discreetly.


You can remove Invisalign to eat and drink, eliminating the food limitations you may experience with braces.


Since Invisalign is removable, you can brush and floss your teeth without the barrier of braces. You can also clean your clear aligners to eliminate bacteria.


Invisalign is as effective as braces in most cases, but it can work in half the time. While braces take 18 months to three years to straighten teeth, Invisalign can produce similar results in six months*.

What can I expect from Invisalign?

Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign, the team takes impressions of your teeth using the iTero® digital scanner. They use these impressions to design your treatment in Invisalign’s proprietary software and send your plan to the company, which manufactures the clear aligners.

You receive a new set of clear aligners every two weeks. You must wear them for at least 20-22 hours a day to stay on track with your plan. 

Call Sierra Oaks Dental to learn more about Invisalign or schedule an appointment online today.