Invisalign effectively treats crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite as do metal braces and the average cost is about the same.
Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Dr. John Mergen, family orthodontist at Mergen Orthodontics in Iowa City, IA recently introduced Invisalign for patients seeking an alternative to traditional metal braces. Dr. Mergen only provides the latest in innovative orthodontic treatments, and Invisalign is just one of the many clear options for a comfortable and affordable teeth straightening. For patients seeking straight teeth without the many obstacles attributed to older methods, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is an optimal choice.
Invisalign effectively treats crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite as do metal braces and the average cost is about the same. However, Invisalign is a smooth, plastic, removable device, which allows patients to eat the foods they wish to, without any restrictions and to continue good oral hygiene. Maintaining good oral health practices with metal braces can take up to 30 minutes. Patients remark of the convenience it is to remove the device to brush and floss the patient’s teeth in their natural setting.
"Orthodontics has come a long way with many new innovative and effective options for patients," said Dr. John Mergen, Invisalign orthodontist in Iowa City, IA. "With Invisalign, patients can comfortably achieve straight teeth and not feel embarrassed by bulky metal pieces that overwhelm the mouth."
Each Invisalign patient receives custom made aligners, which are replaced every few weeks and there is no need for frequent visits to the orthodontist because Invisalign does not have wires or brackets that require tightening. Patients may experience some pain during the treatment as teeth are gently moved to the aesthetically appealing location, but the pain is typically resolved by simply taking acetaminophen.
Dr. John Mergen is a family and pediatric orthodontist in Iowa City, IA. He provides comprehensive CLEAR orthodontic treatment including Invisalign, ICE, ClearCorrect and Damon braces. He is an emergency orthodontist and understands situations arise often regarding problems with orthodontics. From wire irritation to broken or missing separators, he will resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Dr. Mergen earned his Doctorate (DDS) in 1995 and Master’s Degree (Orthodontics) 1997 from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. He has practiced orthodontics in private practice for 15 years and attends continuing education opportunities, exceeding the annual requirement. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the Iowa Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association and the University District Dental Society. Dr. Mergen is actively involved in his community and contributes to the local school district, the Regina Catholic School and the Ronald McDonald House.
For more information about Invisalign or any of the CLEAR orthodontic treatments provided by Dr. John Mergen at Mergen Orthodontics, please visit http://www.MergenOrthodontics.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfXNVL6y8SY.