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When you consider seeking orthodontic treatment to finally achieve the straight, beautiful smile of their dreams, they often assume braces are their only option.
While the technology has come a long way in recent years, most people dread having a contraption of clearly visible and sometimes painful metal in their mouth. Still, a patient figures, if they really want to transform their smile for the long term, braces are a “necessary evil” on the path toward greater self-confidence, health, and well-being.
At Alborzi Orthodontics, in addition to the most advanced braces available, we offer a pain-free, virtually invisible, and totally convenient that can achieve results just as effectively: Invisalign!
Invisalign involves aligner technology using clear trays, known as aligners, that discreetly and gently move your teeth into their desired position.
These aligners must be worn for 22 hours a day for maximum effectiveness. Since they are custom-made, they perfectly fit your teeth. Add to this the fact that they are clear, and you get an orthodontic solution that is nearly invisible.
Many patient choose Invisalign due to their invisibility, but the fact that they are removable offers several other advantages as well. For instance, oral hygiene is much easier and more effective, as no wired or brackets get in the way. Also, since you remove them to eat, you do not have any limitations on your food choices.
Moreover, the aligners are comfortable, and you don’t have many of the inconveniences associated with conventional braces. For example, the occasional loose bracket or broken wire which can cut into the gum or inner lip.
Chances are you’ve probably already heard of Invisalign and how a set of clear, removable aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for wires or brackets. We’re guessing you’ve read about the comfort, ease, and speed of the treatment.
As long as the case isn’t overly severe, here is a list of situations Invisalign can treat:
Even with all these incredible advantages, you may wonder whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Maybe another orthodontist has told you that Invisalign won’t work for your particular.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi is a certified orthodontic specialist providing comprehensive orthodontic care for the children, teens, and adults of San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. Dr. Alborzi earned her BA. degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley was trained at University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Dr. Alborzi has served as a respected professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Dentistry for over fourteen years. Additionally, Dr. Alborzi was voted by her community in 2019 as the Bay Area Best of the Best.