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The Holistic Dentist says: Consider Invisalign® for Straighter Teeth

Posted by admin on Wed, Nov 11, 2009

by Dr. Janbakhsh DDS

What is Invisalign® ?


According to an epidemiological study done by the National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS, 75% of people in the United States need their teeth straightened.


Invisalign® is an aesthetic orthodontic treatment developed for teens and adults. It consists of a series of clear custom made removable aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into desired position. The aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable and removable. You can brush and floss regularly. The patient wears each set for 2 week intervals and the aligner should be worn for 24 hours and only removed for eating and oral hygiene. Invisalign® treatment has less pain than traditional orthodontics. It also has reduced risk of decalcification unlike traditional braces. Via computer technology, the patient can also visualize their end result.
The material used in the aligners and retainers has been tested and shown to be bio-compatible. They do not contain Bisphenol-A nor phathalate plasticizers.
Invisalign® can be used to treat variety of dental problems such as generalized spacing, generalized crowding, diastema closure (space between the two front teeth), deep bite, etc.
If you always desired a confident, stunning smile but did not want to wear visible braces, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. Right now we are offering special pricing for eligible patients* on Invisalign®. See NIHA Orthodontic Treatment for more information and to schedule your free consultation.

Michelle Janbakhsh DDS is a biological and holistic dentist at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, a integrative medical and dental center serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas.

Topics: cosmetic dentistry, holistic dentistry, biological dentistry