Dr. David Buchan, cosmetic and dental implants dentist in San Clemente, CA, recently introduced Invisalign for patients seeking straighter smiles without the hassle and stigma of traditional orthodontia. With Invisalign clear plastic aligners, Dr. Buchan is able to provide patients with better aesthetics during their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign uses the latest technology and 3D imaging to design custom clear plastic aligners that work to gradually shift teeth into straighter positions. Unlike traditional metal braces with bulky brackets and wires, Invisalign is rarely noticeable due to its clear design.
“We see a large number of teen and adult patients who want a straighter, more beautiful smile but don't want traditional metal braces simply because of how they would make them look,” said Dr. David Buchan, Invisalign dentist in San Clemente, CA. “While traditional braces do have their place to correct severe misalignment, Invisalign is a great option for those who don't necessarily want to alter their look while their smile is being corrected.”
Dr. Buchan works closely with each Invisalign patient to design a series of aligners that will gradually move their teeth into place. Patients wear a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, but only have to return to Dr. Buchan's office every six weeks for a check-up. Invisalign eliminates a large majority of pain and discomfort generally associated with orthodontic treatment as the aligners are smooth and not prone to cutting or rubbing the gums.
While Invisalign patients are instructed to wear their aligners 22 hours per day, they can remove them for eating, drinking or even for special occasions or events if needed. Most Invisalign patients complete the procedure within 9-18 months, which is shorter than with traditional braces.
Dr. Buchan and his staff strive to provide their patients with the latest technology in dentistry. For patients who suffer from dental fear or anxiety, Dr. Buchan is a sedation dentist in San Clemente, CA. In addition to Invisalign, he provides a variety of other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening in San Clemente, CA.
Dr. Buchan has been practicing dentistry in San Clemente for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and also completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychology and biology. He is an active participant in continuing education courses in dentistry, and also regularly travels on international dental service trips.
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