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Medical Guide 2011

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What is Invisalign® The Invisalign® ? system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth - and your teeth only - to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor, based on your specific needs. What are the Primary Benefits of Invisalign? Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to- day interactions with others. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink and brush and floss during treatment by simply removing the aligners. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. And finally, Invisalign allows you to view 20 2011 - Tehama County Medical Guide your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Sedation Dentistry - Multiple Procedures, 1 Painless Visit Sometimes called relaxation dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care though the use of medication. You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatments in one or two visits. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly. Now Offering.... Pain Free Injections It is with great enthusiasm that we announce a giant leap in the world of dental anesthesia... the pain free injection! Onset does away with the common “bee sting” effect of local anesthesia, resulting in a pain-free injection. In addition, numbness occurs almost immediately, resulting in reduced pre-treatment waiting time and shorter dental appointments.

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