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Achieve a Radiant Smile with Invisalign: Is It Right for You?

July 10th, 2023

Welcome to Sonoran Smile, where your dental health and beautiful smiles are our top priorities. Dr. Vu here, and today I want to discuss an innovative orthodontic solution that has revolutionized the world of teeth straightening: Invisalign. If you're seeking a discreet and effective way to align your teeth and achieve the smile you've always dreamed of, read on to learn more about the wonders of Invisalign and determine if it's the right choice for you.

The Science Behind Invisalign:

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to address dental misalignment issues, such as overcrowding, gaps, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. It employs a series of clear, removable aligners, custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner is crafted using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, allowing us to map a precise treatment plan tailored to your unique dental needs.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign process involves wearing a new set of aligners approximately every one to two weeks, each slightly adjusted to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. These aligners exert gentle, controlled forces on specific teeth, promoting their movement over time. By progressing through the prescribed series of aligners, your teeth will gradually align into their proper places, providing you with a pleasant and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Advantages of Invisalign:

Virtually Invisible: One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is its transparent appearance. The aligners are made from a clear plastic material, making them nearly invisible when worn. This feature allows you to undergo orthodontic treatment without feeling self-conscious about your smile.

Enhanced Comfort: Invisalign aligners are custom-made using smooth and comfortable materials, ensuring a pleasant experience during treatment. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners have no sharp wires or brackets that can cause irritation or discomfort.

Removable Convenience: Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This removable feature allows for better oral hygiene practices, reduces the chances of developing tooth decay or gum problems, and lets you enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

While Invisalign offers numerous advantages, it may not be suitable for everyone. It is essential to consult with a qualified Invisalign provider, such as our team at Sonoran Smile, to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. Invisalign is an excellent option for individuals with mild to moderate orthodontic issues.

However, more complex cases, such as severe bite problems or extensive teeth misalignments, may require alternative orthodontic treatments. Our team of experienced professionals will conduct a comprehensive examination, assess your oral health, and discuss your treatment goals to provide you with the most appropriate recommendations.

Invisalign has revolutionized the world of orthodontics, offering an innovative and discreet way to achieve a straighter smile. Its clear aligners, comfortable fit, and ability to address various dental misalignments make it an attractive choice for many individuals seeking orthodontic treatment.

Remember, each person's dental needs are unique, so it's crucial to consult with a dental professional to determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. At Sonoran Smile, we are committed to helping you attain a healthy and radiant smile. Schedule a consultation with us today to explore the possibilities that Invisalign can offer in transforming your smile and boosting your confidence.

Is Invisalign® Right For You?

June 15th, 2023

When patients ask Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu about who benefits from Invisalign clear aligners, the simple answer is this: almost everyone. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign is removable, which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier.

They are molded to fit each patient’s mouth and are practically invisible. Because aligners apply less force in straightening teeth than metal braces, the risk of harm to your teeth is reduced.

Benefits to adults

Traditional braces are associated with children and teenagers. Many adults want to have their teeth straightened but hesitate to wear metal braces. They also worry about changing their diet and being unable to eat the foods they usually enjoy.

If you are an adult considering braces, our Sonoran Smile Orthodontics team will tell you that Invisalign aligners is a great option for sensitive teeth straightening. Your teeth will be straightened with virtually invisible braces.

The aligners are easily removable when you eat, so you can enjoy any food you normally consume. You clean your teeth usually after eating, and you won’t have to worry about getting food stuck in your braces.

If there is a special occasion during which you do not want braces in your mouth, you can remove the aligners for up to four hours without causing any damage.

Benefits to teenagers

Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu and our team know that teenagers are often involved in sports and other after-school activities and generally lead pretty busy lives. If your teen plays a musical instrument, you may be concerned that having metal in his or her mouth will interfere with the ability to play. Invisalign aligners avoid the damage that can happen with traditional metal braces.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, sports that require players to wear mouthguards, the expense of specially constructed mouthguards to fit over braces is also eliminated. The aligners can be removed during sports activities and teens can easily wear a mouthguard. Teenagers who play musical instruments simply remove the aligners while practicing or playing in a band or orchestra.

Teenagers routinely have trouble flossing teeth between the wires and brackets of traditional braces, but Invisalign allows for easy dental cleaning. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, brushing and flossing are simpler and more likely to be performed.

For more information about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen® treatment, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu, please call us at our convenient Chandler, Gilbert, or Phoenix, AZ office!

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Visits for Children: Sonoran Smile Leading the Way

June 6th, 2023

A child's smile is precious, and ensuring its healthy development is crucial. That's why early visits to an orthodontist are essential. In this blog post, we'll discuss why it's important for children to see an orthodontist early and why Sonoran Smile of Chandler, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona, is the best orthodontic practice to entrust your child's dental health.

Identifying and Addressing Orthodontic Issues:

Orthodontic problems, such as misaligned teeth, improper bite, or jaw irregularities, can significantly impact a child's oral health and overall well-being. Early visits to an orthodontist allow for identifying these issues before they become more severe. Sonoran Smile is renowned for its expertise in diagnosing and treating orthodontic problems, ensuring that potential concerns are addressed early on.

Monitoring Growth and Development:

Children's teeth and jaws are still growing and developing, making it an ideal time to monitor their progress. By visiting an orthodontist at an early age, potential issues can be detected and monitored, even if treatment is not immediately necessary. Sonoran Smile's team of skilled orthodontists deeply understands dental growth patterns, enabling them to provide personalized care and track your child's development effectively.

Interceptive Treatment for Optimal Results:

Early orthodontic visits allow for interceptive treatment, which refers to proactive intervention to prevent the progression of dental issues. Sonoran Smile excels in providing interceptive treatment, employing innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology to address problems early on. By doing so, they can often avoid or minimize the need for extensive treatment in the future, saving your child time, discomfort, and cost.

Establishing Good Oral Health Habits:

Regular visits to an orthodontist from an early age help instill good oral health habits in children. Sonoran Smile focuses on providing exceptional orthodontic care and educating children and their families on the importance of oral hygiene. Their compassionate approach ensures that children feel comfortable during their visits, establishing a positive foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health practices.

A Patient-Centered Approach:

Sonoran Smile prides itself on its patient-centered approach, making each child feel valued and cared for. The team at Sonoran Smile understands that visiting an orthodontist can be intimidating for children, and they go the extra mile to create a warm, welcoming, and fun environment. With their gentle and personalized approach, Sonoran Smile's orthodontists make all children feel comfortable throughout their treatment journey.

Early visits to an orthodontist play a vital role in maintaining a child's oral health and preventing potential issues from escalating. Sonoran Smile is an outstanding choice for children's orthodontic care, offering exceptional expertise, personalized treatment plans, and a compassionate approach. By entrusting your child's dental health to Sonoran Smile, you are investing in a future of beautiful smiles and optimal oral well-being. Come visit us today for your free consultation! We are even open on Saturdays for your convenience. We can't wait to see you.

If you want to learn more or set up a complimentary appointment, contact us at Sonoransmile.com or call us at (480) 988-0028.

What is expected of me during my orthodontic treatment?

May 15th, 2023

We hear this question a lot at Sonoran Smile Orthodontics, and we don’t mind when patients who are eager to complete their orthodontic treatment ask us. After all, we know there is no better feeling than getting your braces off!

During your initial consultation with Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu, we will map out a specific treatment for you and try our hardest to give you a timeline of when we expect you to wrap up treatment.

Having said that, we know every patient is different. People have different biological responses to orthodontic treatment, and some people’s teeth may move faster than others.

Luckily, there are things you can do to ensure your treatment wraps up in a timely manner. By following these suggestions, you can avoid any setbacks during your treatment.

  • Make sure to keep your adjustment appointments. Postponing or cancelling will delay treatment!
  • Be sure to show up on time to your appointments. This will give Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu and our team time to do everything we planned during your adjustment visit.
  • When prescribed, make sure you are diligent about wearing rubber bands or other appliances.
  • Avoid damage to your braces and teeth by wearing a mouth guard during sports activities.
  • Make sure to brush and floss regularly! Gum disease or other dental work can delay orthodontic treatment.

If you remember to follow these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to having the dazzling, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. As for us, our team at Sonoran Smile Orthodontics will do our part to move your orthodontic treatment along efficiently. If you have any questions about your treatment time, please give us a call at our Chandler, Gilbert, or Phoenix, AZ office or ask us during your next visit!

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