If you are looking for an orthodontic solution that does not require uncomfortable and unattractive brackets and wires, you should consider the Invisalign treatment. Invisalign utilizes clear trays, which, when working as prescribed, straighten teeth and will correct some alignment issues. Patients looking for Invisalign in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area visit Dr. Mark Johnson.
With traditional orthodontics, making sure your teeth and braces are both appropriately cleaned can sometimes be a pain. Food can get stuck in areas where your toothbrush or floss has trouble reaching. When food particles are left behind and bacteria begin to grow, it can lead to poor oral hygiene.
With Invisalign, you do not have to worry about this. Because the invisible aligners are easy to remove and clean, you will not have to navigate brackets and wires when brushing or flossing. Cleaning your aligners, teeth, and gums properly will help protect your oral health in the future.
When you have regular braces, there are certain foods you will be told to avoid. Do you like to chew gum? Forget about it! For some, especially teenagers, who have braces, following food restriction guidelines can be challenging. You can damage the brackets or wires when you do not follow these guidelines.
When you choose the Invisalign treatment, you will not have any food restrictions to worry about. Because your aligners are easy to remove and put back on as necessary, you can eat anything you like without worrying about damage.
When it comes to putting new oral appliances in your mouth, there will always be an adjustment period. With braces, this adjustment period can often be quite uncomfortable. With Invisalign, this adjustment period provides minimal discomfort. Once you become used to wearing your aligners, they offer superior comfort. With braces, you will have to deal with the sharp edges of brackets that can irritate your inner mouth or cheeks. There is also no periodic tightening with Invisalign. The discomfort with tightened braces is not something you will ever need to worry about.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.