Alongside its traditional braces, the practice now offers clear aligners–a recent innovation in orthodontic dentistry that makes it possible for individuals of all ages to receive braces. These aligners, including Invisalign, are made from clear plastic materials that are almost invisible, making them a suitable alternative for adults who want to correct their misaligned teeth discreetly.
More details are available at https://www.liuorthodontics.us
“Today, one in four patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult,” says Dr. Sean Liu, the principal orthodontist at the practice. “With advances in orthodontics, many of the treatment options are inconspicuous and flexible enough to fit any lifestyle.”
Individuals with misalignment and bite issues can now straighten their teeth without metal braces. Using a set of custom-made clear aligners, Dr. Liu can treat a range of orthodontic issues, such as crooked gaps and crowded teeth, as well as bite problems like crossbite, overbite, and underbite.
The aligners offered by the orthodontist are made to fit firmly over the patient’s teeth, unlike traditional braces that require brackets and wires to stay in place. The dental appliance applies gentle, persistent force that adjusts the teeth following a pre-determined treatment plan.
While Invisalign offers greater flexibility than metal braces since they can be removed easily, Dr. Liu recommends patients wear the clear aligner for at least 22 hours each day, unless eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Each set can be worn for two to three weeks and then switched out for new ones until the treatment is complete.
Though the practice has recorded many successes using clear aligners, the dentist explained that the treatment may not be for everyone. As such, during the initial consultation, the dentist will examine the patient’s gums and teeth to determine if they are a suitable candidate or whether an alternative treatment, like a hybrid approach, may be needed for the best outcome.
A satisfied patient said, “My family is grateful to the professionals in this clinic. Doctor Liu did an outstanding job with my young son’s teeth, who had a serious issue. Now he has a pleasant smile and a proper bite. We would recommend this place to our friends.”
Additional information is available at https://www.liuorthodontics.us
Sean Liu Orthodontics
118 SW 330th St Ste 200
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