Last updated 10 months ago
When you hear the word “orthodontics,” chances are that the first thing that comes to your mind is traditional metal braces. Other, more discreet options are available, however, including clear braces and Invisalign. While the Invisalign system was once reserved for adults with minor orthodontic problems, advances have made the system a viable option for teens in many cases. Take a closer look!
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is an invisible orthodontic system that utilizes a series of clear, removable plastic trays to gradually shift teeth into their proper position. No wires, brackets, or metal of any kind are used with this type of orthodontics.
The Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Teens are extremely aware of their appearance, and most do not relish the idea of presenting a metallic smile to their peers. The invisible nature of Invisalign Teen offers patients an effective orthodontic treatment that does not compromise their self-image. Additional benefits are as follows:
- Removable trays allow teens to brush and floss normally, reducing the risk of tooth decay caused by difficulty in accessing all areas of the mouth.
- The ability to eat normally with the trays removed; there are no food restrictions.
- Fewer visits to the orthodontist than with traditional braces.
- No soft tissue discomfort because of metal wires and brackets rubbing against sensitive areas of the mouth.
- Trays change color when it is time to switch to the next tray.
While Invisalign Teen is specially designed for teens, it may not be the best treatment option in all cases. Patients who require extensive orthodontic treatment may still require more conventional methods. It is always best to speak with a skilled, trained orthodontist to find out which treatment option is right for you.
If you are interested in the Invisalign Teen system in San Francisco, or you are in need of other orthodontic attention, then contact Image Orthodontics. Visit our website or give us a call at (415) 752-0654 if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 11 months ago
All over the world, more and more orthodontic patients are asking their orthodontists about the Invisalign treatment option. The benefits of an invisible alignment system are relatively clear, but what can you expect during the process?
In this video you’ll hear from orthodontists, dentists, and patients alike who describe what it’s like to undergo Invisalign treatment—from every perspective. If you’re looking for a comprehensive description of what to expect, check out this video.
And if you’re ready to take the next step toward Invisalign orthodontics in San Francisco, call Image Orthodontics at (415) 752-0654. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule you for a consultation.
Last updated 11 months ago
Advances in technology in recent years have given the field of orthodontics new and exciting treatment options beyond traditional metal braces. One option that has become increasingly popular is the Invisalign system. If you would like to undergo orthodontic treatment but only clear braces will do, then you’ll likely be interested in learning more about Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which the patient wears a series of clear, removable trays to achieve proper dental alignment. Every two weeks, the patient will move to the next tray in the series until the teeth have reached an ideal final position. Here is a look at some of the benefits of using this system:
- Personal Image Benefits
For nearly every Invisalign patient, the largest benefit of the system is the fact that the treatment is virtually invisible. Only under very close scrutiny will another person be able to tell that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance. This is a strong advantage for people who would prefer not to prominently display their orthodontic treatment, whether for social or professional reasons.
- Oral Hygiene Assistance
Because of the ability to remove the Invisalign trays, oral hygiene is much easier than it is with traditional braces. Moreover, there are no food restrictions because there are no appliances that can become damaged by certain foods. Of course it is always a good idea to avoid foods that are not good for the teeth themselves, such as sticky candies and very hard items. However, you will be able to eat normally throughout the treatment.
- Appointment Scheduling Convenience
Finally, the Invisalign orthodontic treatment allows for less frequent visits with your orthodontist. You won’t require any adjustments; you’ll only need to be sure to change your trays every two weeks. Your orthodontist will still want to monitor your progress, but he or she will let you know how often you should schedule these check-ups.
Whether you are interested in clear braces, Invisalign, or conventional braces, Image Orthodontics in San Francisco can help. Call us today at (415) 752-0654 to schedule a consultation, or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 11 months ago
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