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Posts for: September, 2015

By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
September 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignIf your teeth are crooked, gapped or crowded and you're ready to fix them once and for all, you aren't alone. Many people visit Jason C. Ako, D.D.S. and Christopher Young, D.D.S. at Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry every year in hopes of finally achieving that beautiful, straight smile they've always wanted. One thing many Honolulu residents often don't realize, however, is the number of options their dentist has available to them.

When it comes to tooth straightening, traditional metal braces are far from your only option. Instead, you may prefer a treatment such as Invisalign, a clear alternative to braces that has become very popular in recent years. Could Invisalign be right for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before making an appointment with your dentist at Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Honolulu to find out for sure.

1. Do Your Looks Matter to You?

If your looks don't matter to you, opting for traditional metal braces may not be a problem. If you're like most people, however, you would prefer an option that helps you look great both now and in the future. Thankfully, with Invisalign, you can have it all. Because Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners, no one has to know you are wearing aligners but you. Get the beautiful straight teeth you want without sacrificing your looks in the meantime.

2. Are You Responsible?

One major advantage that Invisalign offers can be a significant disadvantage as well - the aligners are removable. If you are responsible enough to wear them as often as you are supposed to and not lose them, this is a significant advantage, as it makes them easier to clean. If you think you might lose your aligners or neglect to wear them, however, a more permanent option like traditional metal braces may be a better solution for you.

3. How Misaligned are Your Teeth?

While Invisalign can successfully be used to treat many cases of tooth misalignment, the most severe cases often need to be treated by traditional metal braces instead. Only a dentist such as those at Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Honolulu can let you know how severe your misalignment is, however, so plan to visit one to learn more about the severity of your condition.

Many of Dr. Ako and Dr. Young's patients have already been treated with Invisalign with great success; could you be next? Call Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Honolulu and speak to your dentist to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you.