When you’ve lived with crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, you may not realize how transformative a straight smile can be for your quality of life. From better oral health to clearer speech, Village Center Dentistry can help you enjoy a straighter smile you’re proud to show off through orthodontics such as Invisalign clear braces. Continue reading “How Straighter Teeth Improve Your Everyday Life”
There are traditional braces, and there are invisible aligners. The latter, marketed under the name Invisalign, straightens your teeth just as well as standard metal braces but has several advantages. Here board-certified dentist Dr. Jennifer Santoro of Village Center Dentistry discusses five reasons why patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces. Continue reading “5 Reasons Our Patients Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces”
Nearly invisible orthodontic treatment has become the new choice for teens hoping to navigate the high school years unburdened by the social cost of metal braces, as well as for adults who put off correcting misaligned teeth or experience drifting of teeth years after straightening. Below, trusted San Diego dentist Dr. Jennifer Santoro compares the two industry-leading clear plastic aligners, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®. Continue reading “Comparing Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®”
It wasn’t long ago that heavy metal was a rite of passage for many teens. Not the head-banging variety, but the elaborate metalwork that adolescents flashed with each awkward smile. But now clear plastic systems created by Invisalign have changed all of that for orthodontic patients of any age.
Each clear plastic “aligner” is custom made by skilled San Diego dentist Dr. Jennifer Santoro to gradually move crooked teeth into place. Computer-assisted design makes it possible for a comfortable, nearly invisible retainer to do the work of the old metal-plus-bonding-cement approach, and do it more quickly. And each is easily removable for eating and social occasions. Continue reading “Invisalign Orthodontic Movement Can Improve Your Smile and Oral Health”
Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, and for those that weren’t, orthodontic technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. In the past, generations of teenagers and adults had to wear conspicuous, bulky metal braces for two or more years without any alternatives. But now, “clear braces” systems like Invisalign and ClearCorrect are available to straighten teeth and create healthier, more attractive smiles.
As you weigh your orthodontic treatment options, you may wonder whether clear braces can effectively treat crooked teeth. Sure, they are clear and comfortable, but do they actually work?