Invisalign: A Dental Innovation in Chandler
In dentistry’s earliest days, practitioners often came in the form of craftsmen, barbers, blacksmiths, and even clergy. From its ancient origins in Sumerian and Egyptian texts to the world’s first take-home teeth whitening kit, the field of dentistry has made tremendous strides over the years, resulting in dramatic improvements in the way we assess and treat patients. One notable breakthrough is the ingenious invention of Invisalign®, an FDA-approved orthodontic system that we offer our patients here at Mark Arooni DDS in Chandler.
A Brief History
Founded in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth in San Jose, California, Invisalign was the flagship product of Align Technology, in which Chishti and Kelsey are founders. Currently, the company employs more than 3,000 people and has an annual revenue of around $560 million.
A year after it was introduced into the marketplace, Invisalign received Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998 and shortly after, Align Technology went public in 2001. After having more than 20 years to position themselves as industry leaders, Invisalign continues to enjoy much success.
The Need for Orthodontic Treatment in Chandler
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, roughly 75 million Americans currently need to undergo orthodontic treatment. Survey data has also suggested that around 60 percent of children will need to wear braces before adulthood. While protruding, overcrowded, and misaligned teeth have conventionally been ideal candidates for metal braces, Invisalign has become the preferred solution for those looking to straighten their teeth more discreetly.
How does Invisalign Differ from Braces?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign in Chandler doesn’t require the use of any brackets or metal wires. Instead, it involves a series of custom-designer aligners that are fitted over the teeth to help slowly, but surely align over time. Not only is it less obvious that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, but it essentially resolves the disadvantages that exist with traditional braces.
Another added perk—patients can safely remove the aligners when brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking—a benefit that supersedes conventional cumbersome braces that can lead to discomfort or even injury in the mouth. And since the trays are clear, patients using Invisalign have the ability to straighten their teeth while still maintaining the natural look of their smile. The trays should not irritate the oral soft tissues the way braces do since they often consist of sharp edges that can scrape or cut the inside of your mouth. Most importantly, you’ll need to be careful when reviewing the dietary restrictions laid out by Dr. Arooni.
How Effective is Invisalign?
To get the most out of your treatment at Mark Arooni DDS, be sure to thoroughly clean your teeth by brushing and flossing multiple times a day. You should also verify that you’re changing your aligners on time and in the right order. And in the event you may begin to overproduce saliva, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Be sure to follow these rules to maximize your treatment outcome.
Straighten Your Smile Today!
At Mark Arooni DDS, we believe that you should always make your oral health a priority. And with each patient having a unique set of circumstances, it may be time to consult Dr. Arooni to see if Invisalign is right for you. To find out about your treatment options, contact us online or call 480-855-1200 to make an appointment today!