Good Bye Head Gear, Hello Invisalign First

FOR MANY PEOPLE, orthodontics are necessary to get beautiful, properly aligned smiles, but for those who need headgear, treatment can be cumbersome and inconvenient. If you or your children are going to need orthodontic treatment soon, however, you’re in luck, because days of headgear could be at an end thanks to Invisalign First.

Investing in a lifetime of good oral health for your children enables them to reap health benefits that can last a lifetime.  Taking good care of teeth and practicing good oral hygiene allows many individuals to avoid serious dental and other health issues, as well as providing people with confidence about their appearance that is so important in a variety of settings throughout a person’s lifetime.

An essential component of creating a great smile often involves treating a variety dental issues early in childhood.  Invisalign First is an early orthodontic intervention treatment that offers parents of children the option to avoid traditional metal braces in the course of early treatment.

Technological Advances in Early Childhood Orthodontics

Invisalign First is an orthodontic treatment device specially designed for young children.  Invisalign First can be used by Orthodontic Specialist at Gutierrez Orthodontics to correct issues with arch development and expansion, tooth crowding and spacing issues, tooth protrusions, and the overall appearance of a child’s smile.  The specially constructed device, or alignment tray, is custom fitted and is designed to gradually expand the jawline of a growing child. By expanding the dental arch area over time, a skilled board certified orthodontist, such as Dr. Gutierrez, can correct current issues as well as help prevent more serious problems in the future.

Why Is Bite Correction Necessary?

Overbites don’t always cause problems, particularly when they’re very minor. The reason it’s important to correct more serious overbites (medically described as Class I and II Malocclusions) and underbites (Class III Malocclusions) is that they can lead to the following complications:

  • Jaw pain
  • Wear and tear on enamel, leading to higher risk of tooth decay
  • Higher risk of gum disease
  • Speech impediments
  • Altered structure of the face
  • Low self-esteem

At Gutierrez Orthodontics we want your orthodontic treatment to be as comfortable and low-key as possible.  Call us today to discuss any questions you might have about Invisalign First, Invisalign Teen or Invisalign or any of the other treatments we provide at our office!

Thank you for choosing Gutierrez Orthodontics. We love our patients!

Top image by Flickr user Nan Palmero used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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