Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces. Dr. Chen's experience in Invisalign has benefited many of our patients.
Self-Ligating Interactive Braces
Do you need braces, but don't like the idea of having huge metal brackets and wires on your teeth for such a long time? With self-ligagting interactive braces you now have an alternative to those traditional metal braces you're dreading! Self-ligating interactive braces are a new, technologically advanced system that gives you a straight, healthy smile faster, and with fewer office visits. Self-ligating interactive braces are smaller and provide greater comfort, using less force than with other braces.
The Microimplant Technoogy is one of the most iimportant innovations in orthodontics in the last 15 years. Because of Dr. Chen's expertise in microimplants, we can treat complicated cases without removal of teeth or jaw surgery. Another fascinating application of the microimplant technology is to expand older patients' upper jaw without surgery.
Orthodontic treatment no longer means having a mouth full of unsightly metal wires and brackets. Clarity self-ligating braces are an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Clarity braces are clear, small in size, and customized to fit your teeth and mouth. Clarity braces are safe and effective, and are a great option for patients of all ages.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means that your doctor has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood. There is only a limited time window to do this type of treatment to achieve the maximal benefit. The time window is between age 7-10 for most patients.
Do your children get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have your kids started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If your children have any of these symptoms, your children may have a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments. To achieve the maximal benefit, a key is to start treatment early, when the children still have baby teeth, not waiting until all the baby teeth fall out.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving a patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.