Today you don’t have to live with uncomfortable, obvious metal wires and brackets to get a straight smile. In the Brentwood area you have options outside of Invisalign to inconspicuously and comfortably fix crooked teeth.
Invisalign is mentioned by many practices as the alternative to traditional straightening techniques. You may have heard about how the aligners are clear, so no one has to know you are straightening. You may have also assumed that because these aligners are removable, the process is easier. The truth is Invisalign takes about as long as conventional braces — an average of 12 months.
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury offers a faster way to safely and effectively straighten teeth: LaserProx™. Whereas other dentists have to be trained on techniques such as Invisalign, Dr. Alkhoury intimately knows the LaserProx™ procedure because he trademarked it.
You can see dramatic results with LaserProx™ in just three to four months. The treatment process itself is designed around your comfort, so the technique minimizes unwanted side effects or complications.
The metal wires and brackets used for traditional straightening can irritate the gums and other delicate tissues such as the inside of the cheeks. While Invisalign’s plastic aligners are smooth and, accordingly, advertised as comfortable, the nature of these aligners directing and guiding forces to straighten your teeth can cause discomfort. Your teeth, jaws, and other soft tissues may feel so tired and sore there may be the temptation to take the aligners out, yet it’s recommended that Invisalign patients wear aligners for at least 22 hours a day to achieve proper straightening.
Dr. Alkhoury has eliminated the discomfort associated with repositioning teeth with proven lasers. The energy from laser light has been used for decades in dental and other medical settings, including as a noninvasive, low-risk way to cut through tissues without a scalpel.
In this case, laser energy is directed to the treatment area to reduce inflammation caused by the very nature of straightening — moving the teeth into proper place.
LaserProx™ combines this proven therapy with thin, lightweight orthodontic wires to gently and quickly reposition teeth. This combination of modern, effective approaches and products gives Dr. Alkhoury’s solution to straightening teeth an advantage over both conventional braces and those marketed as the preferred, subtle, and comfortable alternative to “brace face.”
You can benefit from being so close to this new approach to fixing alignment-related concerns. Call Brentwood Family Dental to find out more about Dr. Alkhoury’s LaserProx™.