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Invisalign Specialist

Sunshine Dental

Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Family Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA & Livermore, CA

If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment to avoid uncomfortable braces, then Invisalign® is for you. Sushma Balakrishna, DDS, is an expert in Invisalign’s system of clear aligners to straighten smiles at Sunshine Dental in San Ramon and Livermore, California. Call the office or book a visit online today to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your orthodontic experience.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern solution to orthodontic treatment. The system straightens your teeth and aligns your bite with a series of clear aligners you wear on your teeth every day.

Dr. Balakrishna designs your aligners from an impression of your mouth, so they fit comfortably over your teeth to gradually push them into alignment. You move on to the next set of aligners every two weeks. The number of aligners in your series depends on the condition of your teeth, but most patients finish straightening their smiles with 20-30 aligners.

What conditions does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment and is highly effective in treating a range of orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Dr. Balakrishna consults with you to determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment for your particular condition. 

Why should I straighten my smile?

There are many important reasons to get your teeth and jaw into proper alignment. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which puts you at a lower risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease.

A properly aligned jaw also does a better job at distributing the force in your bite, which reduces excessive wear-and-tear on your teeth and limits risk factors for TMJ disorder.

A straight smile is also more cosmetically pleasing, so improving your alignment can boost your self-esteem and give you more confidence.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

As a revolutionary orthodontic system, there are many advantages to straightening your smile with Invisalign, including:


Invisalign’s plastic aligners feel smooth and comfortable in your mouth.


You can remove your aligners whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss, saving you the hassle of having to change your diet during treatment and invest in special equipment to keep your teeth clean.


Your aligners are virtually invisible, so you won’t be embarrassed by the mouthful-of-metal look that’s unavoidable with traditional metal braces.


Invisalign usually works quicker than traditional metal braces, and it also requires fewer visits to your dentist. With Invisalign, you only need to visit Sunshine Dental every four to six weeks for a checkup.

To learn more about how Invisalign can improve your smile and your orthodontic experience, call Sunshine Dental today or book an appointment online.