For most teens, the idea of getting metal braces is about as appealing as chewing on tin foil.
Traditional braces are uncomfortable, their unsightly wires are readily apparent to everyone and they make chewing gum, eating popcorn or enjoying a whole apple virtually impossible. On top of all that, there’s the pain associated with having them adjusted.

Yes, traditional metal braces can seem like a teeth-straightening technique left over from medieval times.

If only there were a way for teens to straighten their teeth that was relatively pain free, virtually unnoticeable and allowed teens to eat what they want to eat when they want to eat it.

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There is: Invisalign.

Invisalign is a modern way to for teens to straighten their teeth.

With Invisalign, there’s no metal, no wires, no pain and no need to avoid certain foods.

Instead, you are fitted with your very own plastic Invisalign tray for the upper and lower teeth. Wearing the trays gradually and gently shifts the teeth into place. Every two weeks or so, you wear a new set of trays, which are slightly tighter than the previous set, to ensure that the teeth continue to shift into place.

And the best part about the entire process is that no one else needs to know that you have braces–and you can eat what you want, when you want. Invisalign trays can be taken out of your mouth at any time. Even when they’re being used, the trays are a lot less noticeable than traditional braces.

Invisalign: It’s a better alternative to traditional metal braces–and a whole lot better than chewing on tin foil. Kristen Ritzau, DDS is trained in the Invisalign technique and will ensure that you have a successful and painless experience. Call 949-234-6850 to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Kristen Ritzau, DDS! You will be showing off those pearly whites in no time!

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