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Episode 13 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego.
Do you remember the dreaded “head gear” that plagued school playgrounds in the early days of braces? Since then, orthodontics have come a long way. Smaller brackets, clear brackets, no rubber bands, ceramics, Invisalign, and now Minor Tooth Movement.
What are the differences? Which are safe? How do you know which is right for you?
Get the inside scoop on braces and your alternative options to achieving straight teeth and a proper bite during this week’s episode of Dangers in Dentistry with America’s Holistic Dentist, Dr. Marvin.
San Diego, Encinitas Holistic Dentist
Straight Teeth, No Braces
Few patients want to endure years of wearing metal braces. Now you don’t have to! One of the most popular, new orthodontic treatments available is Invisalign®, an alternative to metal braces.
Invisalign® uses a series of clear, almost invisible, removable aligners to straighten teeth. These unique, custom-made aligners move teeth in a series of very precise increments. The course of treatment, averaging only a year, involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.
Invisalign is also more convenient than traditional braces. Much more. (Compare them here.) The aligners are easily removable, so you choose when you wear them. You’re free to take them out whenever you need to. Eating, drinking… you name it. Even if you just need a break from wearing your aligners during a high school reunion or special work event, that’s OK. But remember, you need to wear your aligners as prescribed by your doctor in order to achieve your treatment goals.
Invisalign aligners are made just for you with advanced 3-D computerized technology. Your clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth. And only your teeth. Little by little, and over a time determined between you and your dentist, your teeth will gently move to create the smile you’ve always wanted.
How is Invisalign holistic?
If you know anything about gum disease and how it does affect the rest of the body, then you know that doing what it takes to prevent gum disease is important. If you have crooked teeth, then there is a 99% change you have gum disease. Crooked or malaligned teeth are much more difficult to clean… toothbrush bristles cannot reach these areas and flossing is more difficult.
With an Invisalign treatment, you will have straighter teeth, a beautiful smile, and an easier time fighting the destructive affects of gum disease.
For more information, please call our office.