Your smile has an impact on everyone around you! It can convey confidence, enthusiasm, or even kindness. A crooked or crowded smile is generally considered less aesthetically pleasing, and might negatively affect teeth functionality or self-esteem. However, teeth straightening will address the appearance of your smile and it can also help with other issues too, such as preventing gum disease, and eliminating jaw pain.
Conventional Orthodontic Practices
Conventional alignment methods are familiar to many of us. Traditionally, orthodontists use metal braces to gently, yet consistently push the teeth into their intended location. A successful alignment helps the patient use their teeth more effectively and produces a more natural looking smile.
The Invisalign Choice ®
Dr. Ogata wants all his patients to enjoy the best possible smile, which is why he offers his patients Invisalign, a more cosmetic focused orthodontic treatment. Because Invisalign consists of clear, plastic aligners, Dr. Ogata can offer patients the option to straighten their smiles discretely and in comfort.
Patients love the benefits of Invisalign ®
Invisalign functions in a similar way to traditional metal braces. Invisalign straightens the teeth, improves their appearance, and addresses alignment issues.
Invisalign is also preferred by adults for reasons that extend beyond function. The device offers the patient a huge incentive in appearance, too. Invisalign’s clear plastic means it is not as noticeable as traditional metal braces, so the patient enjoys near invisible teeth-straightening! And thanks to the plastic material, a patient is less likely to experience irritability to their cheeks and gums.
We all love being as stress-free as possible, and Invisalign certainly can help the patient live a more natural, stress-free life. The Invisalign device is easily removable, so patients don’t experience any disruption to their diet or dental hygiene habits. They can remove the device to eat whatever food they like, to brush and floss normally, and then pop the aligner back in! Extremely convenient, and healthier, too! (Note: It is recommended patients wear their Invisalign device for at least 22 hours per day.)
Invisalign is indeed affordable! Many patients are surprised to discover that the cost of Invisalign doesn’t differ much from the cost of metal braces. If you have any concerns about the price of Invisalign, Dr. Ogata will happily discuss the cost of your treatment plan with you.
Orthodontics in 3-D!
Catch a glimpse of the future, with the Invisalign 3-D simulation video! As part of the treatment plan, Dr. Ogata will use the Invisalign program to create a 3-D image that shows what the teeth and jaw line are going to look like at the end of the alignment process. Patients have more realistic expectations of the end result, which can encourage them to continually care for their smile!
If you are in need of mild to moderate alignment treatment, contact Dr. Ogata today about why Invisalign might be the clear choice for you. Dr. Ogata will evaluate your smile and customize a treatment plan that is right for you!