After serving as a certified Invisalign provider for the past 3 years, Dr. Kristen Ritzau is pleased to announce that she is now able to offer Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment out of her San Clemente Office. Invisalign is a revolutionary technology that allows patients to treat malocclusion without all the hassle and bother of traditional wires and brackets.
Invisalign also allows the patient to maintain proper hygiene without having to clean in and around brackets and wires. It also allows patients to eat food without restriction or fear of breaking off a cemented bracket. It also has cosmetic benefits as most people will not even realize that patients are wearing their orthodontic trays, and clear trays helps prevent some of the discoloration that can occur when having brackets cemented onto tooth surfaces for lengthy periods of time.
Nearly 65% of the population suffers from some form of malocclusion. These types of malocclusion can include but are not limited to: spacing or crowding, misplaced midline, open bite, cross bite, overjet, rotation and underbite.
Dr. Ritzau works in concert with Invisalign’s team of technicians to design a custom treatment plan to meet each patient's needs. Invisalign’s high-tech interacting 3D modeling system allows the doctor and patient to anticipate the week to week progress of treatment and acquire a timeline for estimated treatment length of time for completion.
The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces and ranges depending on amount of time a patient will be in treatment.
The effectiveness of the Invisalign treatment is largely dependent upon the patient and their commitment to wear the trays for the required time throughout treatment. The trays are designed to be worn 22 hours a day to achieve the expected outcome of movement.
Patients interested in Invisalign should call Dr. Ritzau’s dental office and we would be happy to offer a complimentary Invisalign consultation to see if Invisalign treatment is right for you!