The benefits of Invisalign treatment in San Francisco

Invisalign Treatment San Francisco

Kelton research recently did a study on perception for Invisalign, and the results help explain the ever-increasing popularity of the Invisalign teeth straightening system. According to the study, teeth are the outstanding feature people notice when meeting someone and the smile is the memory that lingers the longest. A smile has more effect on social perception than most people realize, and as this becomes more evident, increasing numbers are seeking cosmetic treatment such as Invisalign.

When someone looks in the mirror and sees that they look their best, they can greet the world with confidence, but when they see crooked teeth, it can lower their self-esteem and diminish their pride. Many of these sufferers are committing to do something about it with dental treatment. They seek treatments such as Invisalign for the same reason they want to straighten their teeth – appearance.

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The Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligner trays to move teeth progressively into their proper positions. The clear trays are virtually invisible when worn, enabling patients to straighten their teeth discreetly. The aesthetics of discreet alignment is beneficial to both adults and teens, as they can avoid the adolescent look of traditional metal braces. The trays are smooth and comfortable, and they don’t cause the tissue abrasion associated with brackets and wires. Because the teeth are moved slowly, in small increments, they don’t create the pain that tightening the wires on metal braces causes. Oral hygiene is simple because the trays are removable; patients can brush and floss effectively, eliminating the increased risk of decay associated with metal braces.

The Invisalign system is a great timesaver, though length of treatment is about the same as that for traditional bracket and wire braces. Patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair during an appointment. Visits are simply a quick check by the doctor to make certain that treatment is progressing as planned. Fewer dental visits are required; patients only need to see the doctor about every six weeks. Oral hygiene is fast; Invisalign eliminates the time-consuming routine of cleaning around brackets and under wires.

The benefits of straightening teeth go beyond cosmetic. It facilitates better oral health as well. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean effectively, increasing the risk of periodontal disease and cavities. Straight teeth also improve dental function by balancing the forces on the teeth ensuring better long-term health of the teeth, gums, and bone. In addition, treatment can assist chewing properly and speaking clearly. Finally, it is much easier for dental work to be completed on properly aligned teeth.

Dr. Leo Arellano has extensive experience with the Invisalign system. He has straightened many smiles in San Francisco through the years. Those who want straighter teeth, an enhanced smile, and improved oral health should call 415-881-4343 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Arellano.

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