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Invisalign v. Braces: Which is right for you?

Invisalign v. Braces San Francisco

Your smile is your greatest asset and is typically the first thing people notice when they see you. Is yours as straight as it could be? Maybe your bite is a little bit off, maybe the gap that you used to find appealing now makes you self-conscious, maybe you tried traditional braces, but your teeth shifted after they were removed.

Whatever the reason for wanting to straighten your teeth, Dr. Leo Arellano wants you to know that the benefits of straighter teeth aren’t simply cosmetic. Straighter teeth also mean a healthier mouth, easier cleaning, and better overall health. The even better news is that now you don’t have to endure metal brackets, sharp wires, and rubber bands to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Arellano offers his patients Invisalign trays, which are barely noticed by others. While the most obvious benefit of Invisalign braces is they are practically invisible, there are a number of other advantages. Metal braces can be rough and sharp against the inside of a patient’s mouth, but invisible braces are smooth with no sharp edges that can scratch or cut.

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The comfortable plastic trays shift the patient’s teeth in small increments. Patients should wear the aligners approximately 22 hours a day; however, they are removable, making brushing and flossing the teeth and cleaning the aligners quick and easy. Patients can also eat what they want instead of having to avoid certain foods that can’t be eaten while wearing traditional orthodontics.

The convenience of Invisalign is also a great benefit. Instead of visiting the dentist or orthodontist to have braces tightened, patients simply change their trays every two weeks. These changes follow a treatment plan that is customized specifically for each patient by Dr. Arellano, giving the best smile a patient could want.

Are you ready to straighten your teeth and improve your smile? Call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano General & Cosmetic Dentistry today to discuss your concerns about your current smile and your desired results. Dr. Arellano will work closely with you to determine the fastest and most effective treatment plan.

The benefits of Invisalign vs. traditional braces include comfort, discreetness, the ability to be removed, convenience, and quick trips to the dentist.



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Patient Reviews
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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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