Alborzi Orthodontics - March 2018

BEYOND TRADITIONAL BRACES Damon Braces Reduce Pain and Treatment Times

Everyone deserves to have a smile they love. But when most patients consider straightening their crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, they assume their only option is a set of clunky, painful, old-school metal brackets topped off with garish elastic bands. They imagine treatment will take years, requiring dozens of trips to the orthodontist to get their brackets tightened, and that each trip will only increase their discomfort.

braces . This reduced pressure allows the blood vessels around the teeth to continue flowing regularly, resulting in a much healthier shifting process. The end result is a straight, natural-looking smile achieved without months of suffering. Best of all, patients who use Damon braces achieve spectacular results in far less time than traditional braces — on average, 37–40 percent less time in treatment, with far fewer visits to the orthodontist. In fact, patients with Damon braces often get their brackets off as many as 6–9 months earlier than patients who go with the traditional approach.

At Alborzi Orthodontics, we offer Damon braces, a superior alternative to traditional braces . These brackets, made of surgical stainless steel, use self-ligating technology, eliminating the need for elastic or metal ties. This means the braces move organically as your teeth shift, and they don’t require regular, uncomfortable tightening sessions at your orthodontist. There’s far less pain involved in the process, and the braces are much more discreet. The primary difference between Damon braces and other options is the amount of force they put on your teeth. The Damon braces used at Alborzi Orthodontics generate 600 times less force than traditional

If you’re ready to discover the smile you’ve always wanted, find out more about Damon braces by calling us at (650) 300-5284. With no pain, little discomfort, and record treatment times, there’s no reason not to!

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ZESTY ZUCCHINI ENCHILADAS

BRAIN! Ingredients • 4 large zucchini

• 1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons cumin • 2 teaspoons chili powder • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken • 2 cups shredded cheese

Directions 1. Heat oven to 350 F. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt to taste. Stir to combine. Add chicken to 1 cup prepared enchilada sauce. 2. Use vegetable peeler to thinly slice zucchini lengthwise. Lay out three slices, slightly overlapping, and spoon chicken mixture on top. Roll the zucchini “tortilla” and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all zucchini and chicken is used. 3. Cover the enchiladas with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes, and enjoy!

Adapted from delish.com.

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