Dental technology has brought us to an exciting time with regards to dental braces. There are many types of braces from metal braces to ceramic braces, from tooth-colored braces to clear braces. It’s no longer a stage that is feared by teens everywhere. Many teens almost look forward to getting braces because it signifies a right-of-passage and shows that they’re not a kid anymore.
Out of all dental braces, Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. The concept behind invisalign is that you have a transparent plastic ‘sheath’, called alligners, rather than metal tracks gradually pushing your teeth into place. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. And without brackets and wires, you’ll have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment. The aligners are invisible, removable, and comfortable, and no one can tell you’re wearing them. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Aligners are custom-made specifically for each patient, with an individual plan devised by their dentist
When choosing an option for straightening your teeth,it’s important to consider what works best for not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well.
Invisalign Teen offers an easier, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile without the restrictions and self-consciousness associated with traditional braces. There’s no need to worry about braces getting in the way or yearbook photos or prom nights.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Teeth will gently move into position as you replace each aligner with the next in the series.
With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices — popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.
However of course there are also downsides to being able to remove your dental brace it means that you could lose or damage it. The producer of Invisalign braces, Align Technology, provides up to six free replacements if they were lost.
While the end results may appear the same, a confident, beautiful smile, when you stop and actually compare invisalign Teen to other teeth straightening options, the advantage become quite apparent.
Invisalign is affordable and is covered by most insurance the same way that other braces are covered.
Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Dentistry; she is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign and the director of A Redding Invisalign Center. She received her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, from Indiana University Dental School, in 1982, after which she immediately opened her private practice.
In July 1990 she received fellowship award from academy of General Dentistry. This award requires 600 hours of continuing education and passing required examination. In July 2000 Dr. Carter received Mastership award from Academy of General Dentistry. This is the highest award for continuing education. This award requires 800hours of participation in dentistry specialties. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement.
Dr. Carter’s expertises are:
Invisalign, orthodontics, advanced TMJ treatment, oral surgery, sleep Disorders, placement of implants, restorations of cosmetic dentistry, whole mouth rehabilitation, fixed and removable prosthodontic, periodontics (soft tissue management), tooth and implant supported over dentures, endodontics, molars and anterior and sedation dentistry.