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Consider Invisalign at Kai Family Dentistry to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A consultation with Dr. Lynda Tran, a Preferred Provider of Invisalign, at our Santa Cruz office can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after! Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven to be as effective as traditional braces to straighten teeth.

Why choose Invisalign?


  • Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are also a breeze, since there are no wires and brackets for food to get stuck.
  • Invisalign aligners comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
  • Treatment with Invisalign requires shorter adjustment appointments and fewer office visits in general.
  • Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.


How does Invisalign work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Tran has prescribed. You'll visit Kai Family Dentistry about once every eight weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts 12 to 18 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.

During your first consultation, you and Dr. Tran will discuss your unique needs and goals, and decide if Invisalign is the best treatment for your smile. Contact our Santa Cruz office to schedule your appointment today!