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By Golden Dental
February 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   Invisalign  

Traditional, metal braces can really put a damper on your style and look. Luckily, you no longer have to wear this cumbersome invisalignorthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. With Invisalign, you can improve your smile and boost your confidence without those around you knowing. Learn more about Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, with Dr. Roland Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA.

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign works the same way as other orthodontic treatments, but uses a different method to apply the treatment itself. Traditional metal and ceramic orthodontic treatments use brackets and wires permanently attached to the teeth throughout treatment. This places pressure onto the teeth to move them into their new positions. Invisalign takes advantage of more modern technology and, instead of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, uses comfortable plastic trays worn in the mouth to place the required pressure onto the teeth.

What can Invisalign treat? 
Invisalign straightens the teeth and corrects bite issues, including:

  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding

While Invisalign can treat most orthodontic cases, your dentist may suggest traditional methods in situations with very severe abnormalities or severely misaligned teeth. Your dentist can help you determine if Invisalign or traditional braces are right for you and your smile.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment in Lancaster, CA 
Your treatment begins with a consultation with your dentist. This consultation is your chance to raise any concerns or ask any questions you may have about your treatment and allows your dentist to evaluate your dental condition to ensure that Invisalign is your best option. Next, your dentist takes a 3D impression of your mouth and teeth. The dental laboratory which creates your Invisalign aligner trays will use this model to design and create the series of trays.

With the route on which your teeth will move mapped out, Invisalign’s laboratory creates a video showing you exactly what you can expect during treatment, including your final results. You and your dentist will approve the video then receive your set of aligner trays a few weeks later. You will wear each tray in the series for about two weeks before switching it for the next tray until the end of treatment.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA. Call 661-948-8100 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign today!

Find out how getting Invisalign in Lancaster, CA can improve your smile and fit seamlessly into your life.

When you think about getting a straighter smile you probably imagine traditional metal braces. Wearing metal-and-bracket braces can invisalignmake it difficult to clean your teeth, plus you won’t get to eat certain foods until after your braces come off. This makes getting orthodontic treatment seem like a less-than-appealing option. But with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about any of that. From the office of your Lancaster, CA dentist Dr. Roland Markarian, find out how Invisalign makes life a bit easier than regular braces.

Enjoy All of Your Favorite Foods

With traditional braces, you have to nix most crunchy, chewy and hard foods from your list. No more nibbling corn on the cob at a summer picnic or enjoying that crisp crust of your pizza. But when you choose Invisalign you won’t have to change your diet at all. Just remove your aligners prior to eating or drinking, then make sure you brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before placing them back in. Don’t let your orthodontic treatment dictate what you can and can’t eat!

Brushing and Flossing is Easier

It’s so important to keep your teeth clean, particularly when you are wearing braces. With traditional braces, there are more nooks and crannies for food particles and plaque to hide. And if you aren’t thorough enough you may just end up with decay. Needless to say, it can be a challenge to brush and floss your teeth with regular braces. But with Invisalign’s removable aligners you can also just remove them prior to your oral care routine. No changing your routine and no stress during brushing sessions.

You Can Happily Participate in Sports

When it comes to playing a sport traditional braces won’t necessarily keep you from playing but with metal in your mouth, there is always the risk that a wire will break or there will be damage to your braces, which can stab at soft tissue and cause injury. Since Invisalign is custom-made from flexible, comfortable plastic and absolutely no metal hardware, you can enjoy your athletic endeavors without fear.

Smile for the Camera

Whether your college friends are into selfies or your family wants to take their annual family photo it can be stressful if you are wearing a mouth full of metal. But Invisalign’s nearly invisible aligners make sure that the only thing anyone sees in your picture is a beautiful smile. No need to feel self-conscious when wearing Invisalign!

You can achieve a straighter smile without going through the trials and tribulation of traditional braces. Call Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

Are you one of the many Lancaster, CA residents who would like to visit a dentist for teeth straightening, but you can't imagine having to wear unsightly metal braces for months on end? If so, you're in luck. Roland Markarian, DMD at Golden Dental offers a fantastic teeth Invisalignstraightening procedure that can give you the results you want without slowing you down. The procedure is called Invisalign, and it offers a number of benefits worth getting excited over.

1. Invisalign is Practically Invisible

Unlike with traditional metal braces, with Invisalign, no one has to know that you are having your teeth corrected but you. The process uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that are practically invisible. Wear them to work, on a date or even in a family picture. No one has to know but you.

2. It is Removable

Of course, there may be times when you would like to remove your aligners. With Invisalign, you can. As long as you wear them for recommended 18 or 22 hours (or whatever your Lancaster, CA dentist recommends), you are free to remove them as needed so you can eat, give an important business presentation, or do whatever you need to!

3. It is Easy to Clean and Maintain

Lastly, because you remove your Invisalign aligners before eating, they are very easy to clean and maintain. They don't get as dirty as other teeth straightening options, and the little nooks and crannies are much easier to clean when the aligners are out of your mouth. Maintaining a healthier, cleaner smile is easier when you choose Invisalign.

If you are ready for a mouth full of beautifully straight teeth, don't let anything stand in your way. With Invisalign from your favorite Lancaster, CA dentist, Dr. Markarian at Golden Dental, you don't have to. Call and set up an appointment today!

By Golden Dental
December 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Getting Invisalign in Lancaster promises a host of wonderful dental benefits.

 
When you think about braces what do you picture? You may imagine the traditional metal braces that you remember from childhood. However, dental technology has come a long way and we can now offer you even better options for straightening your smile. And with all the advantages Invisalign in Lancaster has to offer, getting braces has never been easier.
 
 
1. Discretion
 
Who wants to see a mouth full of metal? If the idea of getting traditional metal braces has you turning your nose up at orthodontic treatments, then consider Invisalign. These clear aligners boast a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth. Enjoy talking with busy partners and hanging out with old friends without feeling self-conscious about your braces.
 
 
2. Comfort
 
Invisalign is custom-designed to fit your mouth. Couple that with the flexible, comfortable plastic that Invisalign uses and you have braces that promise superior comfort. The metal wires of traditional braces can often irritate your cheeks and gums; however, this is not a problem with Invisalign. Enjoy the comfort of clear braces.
 
 
3. Convenience
 
Invisalign works its way into your life, rather than having to change everything around to accommodate your new braces. Invisalign is removable so you can enjoy eating all your favorite foods without worrying that it might damage your braces. Dietary restrictions are enforced for those with traditional braces to prevent damage; however, just remove your clear aligners and chow down!
 
 
Also, you don’t have to worry about a change in your oral routine when you get Invisalign as you can also remove your aligners any time you need to brush, floss or rinse. Invisalign won’t get in the way! Why stress yourself out trying to clean around brackets and wires when you can just pop out your braces when it’s time to brush?
 
 
4. Speed
 
The average length of treatment for traditional braces is about a year and a half; however, some treatments may take years. However, the average length of treatment for Invisalign is only a year, so you certainly won’t have to wear them as long.
 
 
Whether you’re looking to get rid of gaps, overcrowding or serious malocclusions, Invisalign in Lancaster is here to help. However, not everyone’s smile is right for this line of treatment. To find out whether Invisalign could give you the straighter smile you crave, call our office to schedule your orthodontic consultation.
 
By Golden Dental
October 20, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  
InvisalignOne of the bonuses of being an Invisalign user in the Lancaster area is that you can easily remove these clear aligners every time you want to sit down and enjoy a meal. However, you still need to ensure that these trays stay clean during your treatment. Proper oral hygiene is a must if you want your clean aligners to remain invisible and free from odor. Many of the issues that arise are due to not cleaning your trays after meals, which results in bacteria buildup.
 

Proper Way to Clean Clear Aligners 

So how do you properly clean your clear aligners? We offer the “do’s” and “don’ts” to keeping your Invisalign as invisible as the day you got them.
  • Saliva and plaque: They can cause some pretty nasty build up of bacteria, so it’s important to rinse your aligners whenever you take them off.
  • Brushing and Flossing: We mentioned that good oral hygiene is necessary, especially when you’re wearing Invisalign. Therefore, we recommend brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back on. Since Invisalign is custom-made to fit you just right, if you do leave food particles in your teeth, they can become trapped in your Invisalign and put you at risk for dental problems.
  • Soak aligners: Give your Invisalign a nice soak. You can opt for the official Invisalign cleaning crystals or you can use some good ole fashion denture cleaner to really give your retainers a deep-down sanitizing. Also, feel free to use a soft, clear antibacterial soap to help clean and remove bacteria.
  • Be gentle: Make sure that when you do brush your clear aligners, that you do so gently. If you brush too hard you could visibly scratch them. No one wants that! Take your time when it comes to handling your Invisalign.
Now that you know how to properly clean and care for your clear aligners, there are some major don’ts that we would like to add. While you may already know some of these, it’s important that you follow all of these rules if you want to make your Invisalign experience easy.
 
  • Don’t eat or drink (except water, of course) while wearing Invisalign, as many items in your diet could discolor your aligners.
  • Stay away from any soaps that have color. Why? Colors can also change the shade of your aligners.
  • Don’t use regular toothpaste. Most toothpaste, especially whitening ones, are too abrasive to use on aligners. Therefore, it’s best to stick with antibacterial soaps and denture cleaners.
  • Don’t leave Invisalign lying around. This can be a breeding ground for bacteria. When eating or drinking, rinse them and soak them until you’re done. Then make sure to brush and floss, and rinse out your aligners again before putting them back on.
 
If you have any questions about caring for your Invisalign in Lancaster, then pick up the phone and give us a call. We are always here to help make your orthodontic experience an easy one.
 


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