Invisalign straightens teeth utilizing a series of clear, customized, removable aligners, which are created at a lab using advanced computer technology.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2012
Properly aligned teeth not only look great and boost confidence, they also help people maintain good health, says San Francisco Invisalign dentist John J. Petrini, DDS. Dr. Petrini cites new research that suggests that misaligned or crowded teeth can make it more difficult to remove the bacteria, and possibly lead to periodontal disease.
As part of his practice in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Petrini offers San Francisco Invisalign treatment. Unlike braces, this system utilizes smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible aligner trays to straighten teeth, ultimately making it easier to get to bacteria while brushing and flossing.
Dr. Petrini believes many people avoid taking care of crooked teeth because they are concerned about the discomfort and look of metal braces, which is why he offers Invisalign. Invisalign straightens teeth utilizing a series of clear, customized, removable aligners, which are created at a lab using advanced computer technology.
Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss. As each aligner is replaced with the next in the series, the patient’s teeth move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened to their prescribed positions. Patients return to the San Francisco dental office about every six weeks to ensure that the treatment is on track.
Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 20.
For more information about Invisalign or any of John J. Petrini, DDS’s other products and services, please call (415) 986-5323 or visit petrinismiles.com.
About John Petrini, DDS
The San Francisco dental office of Dr. John Petrini is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of patients’ smiles using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that create beautiful, long lasting smiles. Located at 500 Sutter Street, Petrini not only serves patients from Union Square and Nob Hill, but from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care ensures patients the quality dental services they deserve, beginning with a comprehensive examination and development of a full treatment planning that may include restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve optimal dental health.