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Posts for: September, 2016

By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
September 12, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

If you are looking for an effective yet discreet solution for straightening your teeth in Honolulu, HI it might be time to talk with Dr. Jason C. invisalignAko, DDS to learn about the benefits of Invisalign.

Many people in Honolulu would love to have straighter teeth. But even though they are self-conscious about crooked teeth or an overbite, they are even more self-conscious about wires, brackets, and bands – the classic “metal mouth” look of traditional braces.

Fortunately, Dr. Ako may have the solution: Invisalign.

Invisalign is the brand name of a system of clear braces; in fact, Invisalign is probably the most popular and sought after clear braces system today.

With traditional braces, many people – especially adults – aren’t comfortable or aren't willing to commit to 1-2 years of metal bands and wires permanently attached to their teeth. They may not be willing to go to the dentist or orthodontist to have their braces adjusted every month.

Invisalign is different. Instead of metal brackets, the Invisalign patient wears a series of clear plastic trays that fit over their teeth like a sports mouthguard. However, because it is made of hard, clear plastic, it is literally invisible to everyone else. The trays have been carefully designed and tailored to your individual case needs and treatment goals, just like traditional braces. The difference is, no more “metal mouth.”

Another benefit of Invisalign is convenience. You, the patient, are now in the driver’s seat. While you still need to periodically visit your Honolulu dentist for checkups and to ensure your Invisalign system is adequately meeting your treatment goals, you no longer have to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair – or even waiting to get into the dentist’s chair. You can remove them whenever you need to brush and floss.

Still another advantage of Invisalign is that they do not place as much pressure on your teeth as traditional braces, so the adjustments are usually gentler on your teeth.

To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign or if you are seeking the services of a qualified, caring dentist in Honolulu, contact Dr. Jason C. Ako, DDS, at 808-734-6022.