Thursday, November 18, 2010
Boschken Orthodontics offers Invisalign
Over the last several years, technology has grown in nearly every industry, including orthodontics. Boschken Orthodontics has begun utilizing many of these technological advances, such as digital diagnosis and digital imaging. While patients benefit from these new advances, interest also lies in the advancement in orthodontic appliances, specifically for adults.
Many adults needing orthodontic care may confess they had not considered traditional braces before due to their appearance or as many say, the "tin grin." However, a newer innovation may change that perception.
The latest trend in the industry is Invisalign®, a system that straightens your teeth without the use of wires or brackets by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.
The founder of Invisalign®, Align Technology, Inc., had previously been in the industry for seven years and along with their core product, they are making quite a name for themselves. Align Technology, Inc. has been honored with two industry awards for its design and production of Invisalign® - the Medical Design Excellence Award (2002) and the Stereolithography Excellence Award (2001).
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Align Technology, Inc. has certified more than 70 percent of trained orthodontists in the United States. We are proud that Dr. Boschken has treated more than 1,600 patients with Invisalign® and is currently among the top 1% of orthdontists worldwide! Its remarkable to have such an experienced orthodontist available for you right here, in your own back yard.
The Invisalign® system is quite simple. Using a combination of 3-D computer technology and orthodontic science, the Invisalign® system is a comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® receives impressions of your teeth from Dr. Boschken and creates a virtual treatment plan (ClinCheck®) that shows the projected movement of your teeth from the beginning to the end of treatment.
Approximately 3 weeks later, you receive a customized set of aligners, and you usually wearing each set for two weeks until you have finished the series. The aligners are precisely calibrated and manufactured for each individual treatment plan and are only removed to eat, brush and floss.
Patients rave about not only the aesthetics of this new technology, but the convenience as well. Patients can brush and floss normally and eat and drink what they want. Also, there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions, which is a concern for many patients with traditional metal braces.
Invisalign® is not suitable for all cases, and only a trained orthodontist can determine if this treatment option is right for you. Please call us for your complimentary evaluation! We would love to help you achieve the smile you have always imagined. (408) 225-6660