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Invisalign in San Francisco

Every individual is deserving of a happy and healthy smile. If your smile contains teeth that are crowded or spaced too far apart, you may hide the best part of yourself from those around you. Rather than cover your mouth when you laugh or speak, consider how Invisalign in San Francisco can help you gain confidence through your best smile.

In the past, there was one basic option in orthodontics. These traditional metal braces were a bit uncomfortable; not to mention a bit unsightly. Cumbersome brackets and wires were a necessary evil of sorts. More than that, this method of straightening teeth could also set a patient up for difficulty when brushing and flossing for the many months that the braces are worn. Today, Invisalign has changed the face of braces!

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Invisalign, the new method of gaining a beautifully straight smile, is ideal for patients who have slight to moderate misalignments of the teeth that are visible when he or she smiles. When you choose this method over traditional metal braces, you move towards straighter teeth without ever broadcasting the fact that you are wearing a dental device. This is perhaps the number one reason why so many patients choose Invisalign over braces.

Aside from appearance, Invisalign has the benefit of being removable and completely comfortable. This way of straightening teeth has eliminated the risk of cutting or irritating the cheek and gums caused by the metal brackets and wires of braces. The removable trays, while they should be worn regularly, can be quickly and easily taken out during meals and when brushing and flossing your teeth. In this way, you maintain the highest level of oral hygiene while going through this orthodontic treatment.

Using Invisalign is simple. Your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and sends the molds to the lab where a series of custom trays are fabricated. Once these have been completed, your dentist will fit you with your first tray and send you home with a few. Trays are to be worn at all times other than the instances mentioned above. Every few weeks, as prescribed in your treatment plan, you will change to the next tray in the series and visit your dentist periodically for assessment.

With Invisalign, you get straighter teeth without the hassle or discomfort. Speak with your dentist to start towards your best smile!

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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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Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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