Daly City residents avoid cleaning around braces by choosing Invisalign

Cleaning Invisalign Braces Daly City

Good oral health is a necessary foundation for a beautiful smile and effective oral hygiene is a necessary foundation for good oral health. Cleaning around brackets and wires can be time consuming and even inefficient. Frequently, when patients finally have their traditional braces removed, there are areas of decay where they were unable to clean their teeth properly.

Dr. Leo Arellano helps patients in San Francisco, Daly City, and the surrounding areas straighten their smiles while enjoying the many benefits of Invisalign:

  • Easy oral hygiene – The aligner trays are removable, which makes it easy to clean the teeth effectively. Patients simply brush and floss as they normally would, with the added step of brushing the aligners gently with a soft brush and rinsing in cool water. It is important to clean the teeth after eating or drinking before snapping the trays back in place so that bacteria-promoting residue isn’t trapped under the trays.
  • Discreet treatment – The clear plastic trays are virtually invisible when worn, which is extremely important to image-conscious patients. This aspect of Invisalign has encouraged many adults who had been avoiding traditional metal braces to seek orthodontic treatment.
  • Faster dental appointments – The visits are short because they are simply progress checks, there are no wires to tighten.
  • Comfort – Traditional wires and brackets frequently abrade the soft tissues of the mouth. The smooth plastic trays cause much less discomfort and there isn’t the risk of brace wires breaking and poking the cheeks, lips, or tongue.
  • Diet – Patients can enjoy all of their favorite foods because the trays are removed when eating. Standard braces limit patients’ food choices because very hard, sticky, or chewy foods could break the fragile wires or loosen brackets.
  • Removable – This is an important aspect of Invisalign. In addition to easy oral hygiene and no food restrictions, the trays can be removed to wear a mouth guard when playing sports, when playing a musical instrument, or for photo shoots or other important events. However, it is important that the trays be worn a minimum of 20 hours per day to keep treatment on schedule.
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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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