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Who wouldn’t want to have healthy teeth and a straight smile? Unfortunately, having those isn’t entirely under our control. Sometimes genetics gets in the way and you have less than perfectly aligned teeth to deal with. The good news for you is that you can decide to do something about it by choosing to have either traditional braces or going after Invisalign treatment. Which is the better choice?
Although a thorough assessment by your dentist here at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, can confirm whether Invisalign or traditional braces will work for you, meanwhile, here are things you should know about these orthodontic treatments to help you decide.
Both of these orthodontic treatments are intended to give you straighter teeth and better oral health. The major difference is in the process of how they achieve the goal. Traditional braces rely on metal attachments placed on the teeth's surface. With the help of metal wires and rubber bands connected to the brackets, the teeth will be manipulated to get them in the right position.
The Invisalign treatment, on the other hand, relies on customized aligners that are generated from computer imaging technology. The clear aligners fit perfectly over your teeth and allow subtle movements of the teeth until they are finally corrected.
Essential Facts on Invisalign
- It allows you to remove the trays any time you like so there is no fear of having food stuck in your teeth.
- You can eat and drink almost anything that you want.
- Since the trays are made from clear materials, no one will notice that you are undergoing treatment to straighten your teeth.
- You maintain the natural appearance of your teeth and mouth.
- The absence of brackets and metal objects makes Invisalign more comfortable and protects you from having mouth sores or accidentally injuring your teeth and gums.
- When worn properly for 22 to 24 hours daily, treatment time can be anywhere from six to 18 months depending on the condition of your teeth.
- You have the option of cleaning your trays using the Invisalign cleaning system or by simply brushing and rinsing it in lukewarm water.
- You will only need to visit your dentist in San Diego, CA, every four to six weeks to switch to the next Invisalign tray.
Basic Facts on Traditional Braces
- Braces stay in place so there is no danger of losing your dental appliance or misplacing it.
- The average treatment time is two years since the braces are worn all the time, but actual time can still vary.
- You can brush and floss your teeth even with the metal braces installed.
- You are required to visit your dentist every month for checkups and adjustments of the wires.
- You are required to wear a retainer after the treatment to preserve the results.
- Ideal for patients with complex dental issues.
To Determine If You Qualify for Invisalign or Traditional Braces, Call Us
Dial (619) 224-5000 to arrange an evaluation with one of our dentists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, here at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA.
Adults of all ages are turning to Invisalign to finally have the smiles they deserve.
Are you an adult who is unhappy with a misaligned smile? If so, we have some good news for you. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids anymore. Nowadays, there are orthodontic treatments that are actually geared just to adults. In fact, our dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh are Invisalign providers, offering this clear orthodontic system to teens and adults in San Diego who want straighter smiles.
Here are just some reasons why more and more adults are turning to our San Diego dentists to get Invisalign,
Boost confidence thanks to a new, improved appearance
A straighter smile is less likely to develop decay or gum disease
You’ll have a healthier smile overall
Smiling more often also offers some incredible health and mood-boosting benefits
Treatment is nearly invisible so others won’t notice
Most common malocclusions can be treated with Invisalign
This clear system offers quick results (the average adult will wear Invisalign for one year)
You can still eat whatever foods you love while wearing Invisalign
What is Invisalign?
Instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire braces that most people think of when they think about braces, Invisalign uses transparent trays that are customized to fit over your teeth. During your evaluation, our San Diego family dentists will take digital impressions of your teeth.
Through special computer software, we will map out every tooth movement that will occur throughout your orthodontic treatment. An Invisalign lab will then take this mapped out treatment plan and create a set of custom-fitted aligners that will gradually move teeth little by little until you achieve the final and desired results.
Invisalign aligners are removable but should still be worn as often as possible each and everyday to achieve the results you want. This equates to wearing aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day, aiming to wear them up 22 hours each day. What makes Invisalign different from other types of braces is that the aligners can be removed. This means that you can and should take your aligners off prior to eating and caring for your smile. No need to change your diet or your oral care routine while wearing Invisalign, though. Your normal routine can still stay the same.
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether it’s right for you? If so, call Omni Dental in San Diego today at (619) 224-5000 to schedule your consultation. Your dream smile is waiting.
Find out how these clear braces can fix crooked smiles no matter how old you are.
Are you living with a gap in your front teeth? Do you hate that your smile is just a little misaligned? If so, then our San Diego, CA, dentists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh, have a simple and nearly invisible solution that will fix these minor issues quickly and effectively.
What is Invisalign?
When you think of braces, you may think about the type of braces that require stainless steel brackets and wires to be bonded to the front of your teeth, however, Invisalign offers a completely different approach. No metal, no brackets, no wires—just clear, custom-made aligners, that resemble transparent mouth guards. These removable aligners fit against the teeth to help guide them gradually into the right position over time.
How does Invisalign work?
In order for aligners to work as effectively as they do, our San Diego dentist will need to map out a treatment plan to determine which teeth will need to move during the treatment as well as exactly how much they will need to move in order to get the results that you want. From there, we will take measurements of your teeth and send this information to an Invisalign-approved lab.
The lab will then create your very own set of aligners. The number of aligners you’ll need to wear will depend on the severity of the dental issues that you are looking to treat with Invisalign. Minor alignment issues will require fewer aligners than more serious dental issues will.
Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks at a time for about 20-22 hours/day. Aligners should only be removed prior to eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. After all, the more often you wear your aligners, the faster you’ll see results!
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is geared toward adults and older teens that are looking for a subtle and more discreet way to straighten their smiles without resorting to traditional braces. Invisalign is a great option for those patients looking to fix,
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
It is important to note here that Invisalign may not able to handle more complex tooth and jaw movements. Additionally, this clear orthodontic system is not ideal for children and young teens because their teeth are still growing.
Interested? Give us a call!
Are you an adult who is looking to get a straighter smile with the help of Invisalign? If so, call your San Diego dentists today at (619) 224-5000 to schedule a no-risk consultation. Let’s find out if Invisalign is right for you!
Are you interested in straightening your teeth but aren't sure if you're ready to commit to wearing metal braces for a few years? Invisalign just may change your mind about improving your smile. San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh help their patients make over their smiles with Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a wire-free orthodontic system that straightens your teeth using removable aligner trays. The trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic, which makes them practically invisible. Your San Diego dentist designs your trays using a 3-D image of your mouth produced with innovative CAD-CAM technology. Invisalign trays improve the position of your teeth by exerting constant pressure that gradually realigns them. You'll wear each set in the series for two weeks, then swap them for the next set in the series.
What advantages does the Invisalign system offer?
Invisalign offers a few benefits that traditional metal or ceramic braces don't, such as:
Upgrade your smile with Invisalign! Call San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh at (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment
You wish you had a straight, well-aligned smile, but you never were able to undergo orthodontic treatment as a child. The American Association of Orthodontists says children ages 11 to 14 typically start treatment with conventional braces, but you're an adult! Is is too late to get the healthy, beautiful teeth you've always wanted? Why not consider Invisalign clear aligners from your dentists at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA? Clear, comfortable and convenient, Invisalign appliances work for a variety of the smile problems adults and teens experience. Here's the reasons why they may work for you.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear acrylic aligners to move crooked, gapped and crowded teeth into healthier, more attractive positions. Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang and Dr. Wahid Tabibzadeh recommend them to teenagers and adults, too, who desire better oral function and smile aesthetics without the hassle metal or ceramic braces can pose.
Aligners come in pairs, numbering 18 to 30 in all, and they are custom-made to fit tightly over the top and bottom teeth. Fully removable and easily cleaned with a mild toothpaste or plain soap and water, the appliances are practically invisible.
In addition, Invisalign aligners work exceptionally well. They treat problems such as:
- Uneven tooth length
- Tooth rotation and tooth tipping
- Cross bite
- Open bite
While some alignment issues are too complex for Invisalign, the vast majority of smile problems can be corrected with these innovative aligners. Your dentist in San Diego will examine your teeth and gums and take X-rays to determine if Invisalign could work for you.
What are the other benefits?
In general, Invisalign aligners fit the active lifestyles of teens and adults. Besides their discreet appearance, the aligners pose no dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene routines because there are no brackets, wires or rubber bands to break or to clean around. Plus, wearers of Invisalign have fewer oral discomforts.
Also, Invisalign takes far less time to accomplish treatment goals. Smiles are straightened in an average of one year, less than the two to two-and-a-half years needed for conventional braces. Patients like the shorter, and less frequent, visits to their dentist in San Diego. Every month or so, they simply stop in to Omni Dental for progress checks and to receive their newest aligner pairs. Frankly, as long as the patients wear their appliances for the prescribed 20 to 22 hours per day (taking them out for meals and brushing/flossing), treatment progress stays on track.
What could be better than a new smile?
The friendly staff at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA can answer that! Why not contact the office to arrange your Invisalign consultation with one of our expert dentists? Consider Invisalign. Your oral health and appearance definitely will benefit. Phone (619) 224-5000 today.