Space Age Braces

Are all braces the same? Not anymore! Modern science and technology have brought into the orthodontic market smaller, less noticeable, and even invisible braces. With these advances, more people are able to have healthier mouths thus improving their self-esteem and confidence at home, school, and work. Patients are actually enjoying treatment and are having fun with their braces! Which braces are for you?

  1. GAC In-Ovation R – self-ligating, high speed stainless steel brackets

    These brackets are small with curved, rounded edges that are less likely to irritate the cheeks and tongue. Stainless steel is resistant to any force which facilitates torqueing, thus promoting efficient results. Keeping them clean is much easier! In-Ovation R enables patients to enjoy a cleaner, more aesthetic appearance. With far fewer office visits, less discomfort and faster treatment time than with traditional tie braces, patients will have a more positive orthodontic experience.

    Benefits of In-Ovation R

    • Lighter, gentler forces ease teeth into alignment with much less discomfort
    • Self-ligation for fast, easy wire changes
    • No unsightly elastics that retain plaque
    • Improved oral hygiene
    • Small brackets with a lower profile
    • Improved comfort
    • Less chair time
    • Fewer appointments
    • Shorter treatment time
    • Excellent results
  2. GAC In-Ovation C – self-ligating, high speed clear brackets

    In-Ovation C is the world’s premiere self-ligating ceramic bracket system that enables Dr. Yousefian and his staff to treat patients of all ages more efficiently while offering them faster, aesthetically-pleasing, more comfortable and almost invisible braces. Being non-porous, the brackets do not stain or turn yellow. Ceramic, clear braces are barely noticeable! Because In-Ovation C provides faster results with fewer appointments and less treatment time, more adults are choosing to improve their smile, health and confidence than ever before.

    Benefits of In-Ovation C

    • Superb aesthetics, almost invisible
    • Lighter, gentler forces ease teeth into alignment with much less discomfort
    • Self-ligation for fast, easy wire changes
    • No unsightly elastics that retain plaque
    • Improved oral hygiene
    • Small brackets with a lower profile
    • Improved comfort
    • Less chair time
    • Fewer appointments
    • Shorter treatment time
    • Excellent results
  3. GAC In-Ovation L Self-ligating high speed lingual (invisible) brackets

    Lingual braces attach to the back or tongue side of the teeth. They are considered "invisible" because they can't be seen! Lingual braces can be suitable for all orthodontic problems. In-Ovation L is the world’s first lingual bracket that allows clinicians to treat patients more efficiently and effectively with both self-ligation and Interactive™ control technology. Interactive enables Dr. Yousefian to choose the exact level of control that’s required for each phase of treatment, which facilitates better, faster finishing. With In-Ovation L, patients experience a high level of comfort and easy wearability during a totally undetectable treatment process. Because In-Ovation L is a self-ligating bracket, archwire changes are fast, easy and without hassle. In-Ovation L delivers clinicians and patients excellent results and shorter treatment times.


    Benefits of In-Ovation L

    • Totally undetectable appearance
    • Lighter, gentler forces ease teeth into alignment with much less discomfort
    • Self-ligation for fast, easy lingual wire changes
    • Small brackets with a lower profile
    • Less chair time
    • Fewer appointments
    • Shorter treatment time
    • Excellent results
    • Improved comfort
    • Improved oral hygiene

 

The Difference is Invisible

Dr. Yousefian is an active member of the American Lingual Orthodontic Association. Currently, he is the only orthodontist in the Pacific Northwest that is a certified member of the ALOA. He can provide you with a truly aesthetic alternative in orthodontic therapy, commonly referred to as "lingual” or “invisible braces." These braces are attached to the back (lingual surface) of the teeth. This option has opened the door to thousands of orthodontic patients who were apprehensive about their appearance during treatment.

Do they work well?

There are many different types of braces and treatment techniques used by orthodontists based upon their experience, education and training. What each type must have in common is a means of applying a directional pressure to the roots of your teeth to allow controlled tooth movement to occur. In this regard, Dr. Yousefian can obtain equivalent results in similar lengths of treatment time by applying pressure to the back (lingual) tooth surface instead of the front. This is accomplished by attaching small metal brackets with a special adhesive to the lingual surface of your teeth. These brackets are then fitted with small, resilient archwires which gradually move teeth into their desired position.

Who needs braces?

Many more than you think! Approximately 80% of all people could benefit from orthodontics, and not just for aesthetic reasons. Conditions such as crooked teeth, gaps, over-crowding or bite problems not only detract from your smile, but these symptoms can also lead to other disorders such as gum disease, tooth decay, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) that create TM joint noises, headaches and facial pain. More severe health problems include development of obstructive sleep apnea which can cause being overweight, depression, loss of concentration, reduction of memory, reduction of libido, fatigue, sleepiness during driving which can lead to automobile accidents, high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. Orthodontic treatment with INVISIBLE BRACES, combined with other medical treatment modalities, can treat the obstructive sleep apnea and prevent these conditions while improving your physical appearance and promoting optimum oral health. Functionally-oriented braces are not used to create "just another pretty face." They are an important tool utilized by Dr. Yousefian to improve your overall health and wellness.

What's the difference?

The difference is invisible! INVISIBLE BRACES, the state-of-the-art design, offers an amazing technological advancement in orthodontic treatment. These braces are behind some of the most dazzling smiles that you see everyday, and yet you probably never noticed them. They are worn by people of all ages in all walks of life, who, like you, desire a more beautiful smile. Conventional braces, whether metal or ceramic, are attached to the front of your teeth and therefore are clearly visible. Lingual or INVISIBLE BRACES are applied behind the teeth. Since they are difficult for the casual observer to detect, INVISIBLE BRACES allow you to smile with confidence. These braces are an alternative way to create a beautiful, younger appearance and a healthy life.

Can anyone wear them?

Almost anyone who can benefit from conventional braces can also wear INVISIBLE BRACES.

Are they comfortable?

During the first week of wearing lingual braces, like any other braces, you may experience some minor discomfort; however, within a few weeks, most patients find that the tongue naturally adapts to the brackets. Patients who have worn both conventional and lingual braces commonly report less overall discomfort with their INVISIBLE BRACES.

Will they fit into your lifestyle?

Yes! INVISIBLE BRACES allow you the benefit of developing a great smile and healthy life while correcting your problem without interfering with your appearance, self-confidence and ultimately your occupation. Anyone who needs orthodontic care and cannot compromise their appearance during treatment will find INVISIBLE BRACES to be the answer.