LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -These days people of all ages are getting braces in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
At Aesthetic Orthodontics, many of them are choosing an option that treats faster and with less discomfort, according to Dr. David Alpan, a Los Angeles invisible braces provider.
That non-traditional option is the Damon System. These braces are a popular option because unlike braces that use elastic ties to keep archwires in place on the bracket, Damon uses a self-ligating bracket that does not require them.
“The system employs a slide apparatus which permits the archwire to be adjusted freely, allowing teeth to shift into position faster with fewer changes,” says Dr. Alpan, an orthodontist in practice since 1996.
Regular braces, including metal braces, gold braces, lingual braces, hidden braces or invisible custom-made Incognito Braces, require elastics that act like bungee cords, causing friction and pressure that makes treatment slower and often causes soreness, discomfort and pain. Because the Damon System self-ligating braces do not need elastic ties the brackets themselves are smaller, which causes less irritation to the lips, tongue and cheeks. More →
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Dr. David Alpan’s Los Angeles orthodontics practice started offering Invisalign Teen when Align Technology launched the product line in July 2008.
The Invisalign system is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that gradually move teeth into the proper positions. The teen version added a blue dot inside the aligner on one of the back molars. If the aligner has been worn as directed, the blue dot will be faded. Invisalign Teen also allows for up to six replacement aligners if one is lost or broken.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It seems like everyone makes a mental list of things to accomplish before a big celebration or event, whether that means a wedding, high school reunion, family reunion, prom, bar mitzvah, quinceañera or big weekend get-away.
Our Las Vegas braces experts practice can work with you to cross off straightening and whitening teeth from that list. Aesthetic Orthodontics offers treatment plans for a smile makeover before the big day.
“Orthodontics is often a big confidence boost for patients who were previously self-conscious about their smiles. There is no reason to let crooked or crowded teeth keep you from completely enjoying your special event,” says Dr. David Alpan, a Las Vegas Invisalign provider.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Many may suffer from TMJ- also called TMD – and not realize they have a disorder that can be treated by skilled professionals such as Dr. David Alpan’s Las Vegas orthodontics team.
November is Jaw Joints TMJ Awareness Month, as recognized by the Jaw Joints & Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation, Inc. Alpan, a Las Vegas orthodontist with expertise in this often painful disorder, said getting the word out about symptoms and forms of treatment is vitally important. “It is a good time to take the opportunity to address this important topic,” said Alpan, also known as a Vegas invisible braces expert.