1-Week Invisalign Trays Make Treatment Even Easier for Patients

Clear aligner trays such as that employed by Invisalign treatment plans have become a popular choice among teens and adults for minor dental corrections. Less noticeable than traditional braces, Invisalign also allows patients to continue eating foods not allowed when being treated with metal brackets. Until recently, each tray was prescribed for two weeks of wear. Recent developments have now reduced that by half and the benefits are as clear as the treatment aligners themselves. Tighter Fit Over time, Invisalign trays were known to become a tad stretched out over [...]

By | 2018-08-13T13:56:56+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Invisalign|Comments Off on 1-Week Invisalign Trays Make Treatment Even Easier for Patients

Preventing Future Health Problems with Invisalign

While many individuals appear to have “perfect” teeth, this is rarely the case. Upon examining patients, orthodontists determine the severity of their malocclusions and classify each individual case before beginning treatment. Any recommended treatment, including tooth extraction, headgear, braces, or Invisalign should be well-considered by patients as these malocclusions have been linked to health problems later in life. Tooth Decay Proper dental care, such as routine brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings have proven effective in protecting teeth from decay. However, crooked teeth are difficult to clean properly and this can [...]

By | 2018-07-05T13:12:30+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Invisalign|Comments Off on Preventing Future Health Problems with Invisalign

The Top 5 Benefits of New SmartTrack Invisalign Trays in Redding, CA

The makers of Invisalign trays have just taken another step toward faster, and more comfortable, treatment. Formerly made from a thermoplastic material similar to that of teeth-whitening trays, Invisalign’s newest SmartTrack aligners are proving themselves to be much more beneficial to both patients and orthodontists. 1. Constant Force It took eight years for the Invisalign’s research and development team to develop the new SmartTrack aligners. Now, the highly elastic material allows the treatments trays to retain their programmed shape for longer periods of time. This is proving useful in a [...]

By | 2018-02-23T13:29:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Invisalign|Comments Off on The Top 5 Benefits of New SmartTrack Invisalign Trays in Redding, CA

5 Advantages to Choosing Invisalign for Your Teen

Let’s face it, for mild, cosmetic dental issues, your teenager is less likely to wear braces than she is to live with what she was given. Unfortunately, braces have a stigma attached, and most teenagers are uninterested in interrupting their social status or busy schedules in order to care for themselves. It is up to the equally-busy parents of this world to find a compromise between doing nothing at all or making their teen wear braces. Fortunately, Invisalign Teen allows these very important dental repairs to be completed in several [...]

By | 2017-11-06T10:51:15+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Invisalign|Comments Off on 5 Advantages to Choosing Invisalign for Your Teen

Protect Your Oral Health While Using Invisalign

Choosing an orthodontist and deciding to use Invisalign to correct dental issues are only the first steps. These clear acrylic or plastic devices are typically appropriate for patients with moderately crowded teeth or minor spacing issues. Patients are usually instructed to wear them up to 22 hours per day. Unfortunately, alignment trays can harbor bacteria that could lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Any problem with oral health could lead to delayed or extended treatment times. The following tips will help ensure that you get the most out of [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:34+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Invisalign|Comments Off on Protect Your Oral Health While Using Invisalign

Why Americans Want Straight Teeth

Americans are more obsessed with straight teeth than people in most other developed countries—for instance, the British. According to studies, Brits depend on the government-run National Health Service (NHS) to take care of their teeth, but the NHS only provides orthodontic treatment if it’s deemed necessary—and their definition of “necessary” is very strict. As a result, many Brits never get their teeth straightened. One former Brit, who got Invisalign after moving to the United States with her husband, says her British family and friends say she is “so American” for [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:41+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Invisalign|Comments Off on Why Americans Want Straight Teeth

The History of Invisalign

Invisalign has only been around for about two decades. Before that, people could only get their teeth straightened with metal braces, and as little as 50 years ago, people rarely got them at all. Only the wealthy could afford them then. New discoveries, however, have made them accessible to everyone. Now, braces are almost a rite of passage for adolescents. Invisalign has made it even easier. The Initial Idea Somewhere in the mid-1990s, Zia Chishti, a Stanford University graduate, made a discovery while he was wearing his retainer. He noticed [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:48+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Invisalign|Comments Off on The History of Invisalign

Invisalign: The New Way To Get Straight Teeth

Invisalign is an invisible alternative to traditional braces. Since 1997, when Invisalign first appeared on the orthodontic scene, almost 2.5 million people have had their teeth straightened with Invisalign. This alternative method especially appeals to teens and adults who lead active lives and appreciate the convenience and discreet nature of clear aligners. Why Invisalign Invisalign has many benefits that draw clients to choose it over regular braces. It can treat a wide range of cases—from mildly crooked teeth to more advanced bite problems, such as malocclusion, crowding, overbites, and underbites. [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:53+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Invisalign|Comments Off on Invisalign: The New Way To Get Straight Teeth

How to Take Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

In the last two decades, Invisalign has emerged as the new way to straighten teeth. They’re convenient, nearly invisible, and now, very affordable. However, they do require a higher level of responsibility by the wearers. It’s important to take care of your aligners to get the best results for your teeth. Keep Aligners Clean Aligners are almost like a second set of teeth. You’ll want to keep them clean to help them stay stain and odor free. Saliva and plaque can quickly collect on aligners and invite bacteria infestations that [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:55+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Invisalign|Comments Off on How to Take Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

Moving During Invisalign Treatment: Tips from a Redding Orthodontist

Americans move a lot. Sometimes it’s for a job. Other times, it’s to be closer to family. Still other times, it’s because they want to move to a different climate. And sometimes, it’s just because they always had a hankering to live in said city. You can also switch from one Invisalign provider in Redding to another (for instance, from a dentist to an orthodontist). Regardless of your reason, here’s what you need to do if you’re moving your Invisalign treatment. Look for a Preferred Provider When you’re dealing with [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Invisalign|Comments Off on Moving During Invisalign Treatment: Tips from a Redding Orthodontist