Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Kim D.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.M.I.I.I.
1st Smile Dental Care
Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without
wearing conventional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable
custom-made aligners to move your teeth. Because you remove your aligners before
you eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or
brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions
that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And this
technology is also more convenient, since you are likely to spend less time in
our office getting adjustments.
Once Dr. Kim develops a custom prescription for your mouth, Invisalign uses 3-D
computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from the
initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning.
This 3-D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of
your teeth before you start treatment. Custom-made aligners are created based on
the imaging information. Each of these aligners moves teeth incrementally and is
worn for about 2 weeks. Typically, you will visit us once every 6 weeks for
progress reports. Not every situation can be treated with Invisalign, so call or
e-mail us for a free evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new
We can use Invisalign to treat a vast majority of adults and adolescents who
want a better smile. Orthodontics can be combined with implantology,
periodontics and cosmetic dentistry to achieve results that go beyond what
regular dentistry can provide. We also do standard orthodontics utilizing
invisible porcelain braces, epoxy coated wires and clear elastics. By providing
a multitude of approaches to your tooth straightening situation we can achieve
the most effective efficient results at a price that suits your financial
capabilities. We work with your insurance company to maximize the benefits that
you are eligible to receive.
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