Alborzi Orthodontics - July 2020

4 MYTHS ABOUT INVISALIGN DEBUNKED THESE INVISALIGN ‘FACTS’ ARE A LITTLE CROOKED

Myth No. 3: Invisalign is only for adults. While you might think teens will still have to awkwardly make their way through middle and high school with

As with any new technology or treatment in the medical field that seems too good to be true, myths and half-truths will abound, and the case is no different for Invisalign braces. Admittedly, it seems strange that Invisalign can do the work of regular metal braces while letting you forego wires, bands, and constant visits to the dentist. That’s why some of these myths persist even though Invisalign really works. Myth No. 1: Invisalign can’t fix severely crooked bites. You may have heard that Invisalign is only effective at fixing minor dental problems, but that’s not true. Invisalign can fix a number of problems that previously could only be addressed with metal braces, such as gaps, underbites, overbites, crossbites, overcrowding, and alignment issues. Myth No. 2: Invisalign takes longer to fix your smile. It’s actually the other way around — metal braces, on average, take longer to correct your bite than Invisalign braces do. While the average timespan for wearing metal braces is about two years, the average for wearing Invisalign braces is around 12–18 months. Of course, you’ll only correct your bite that fast if you listen to your orthodontist and wear your Invisaligns for around 22 hours a day.

metal braces, they’re actually prime candidates for Invisalign — so long as they’re responsible. Teens whose teeth are fully developed and who remember to take out their aligners while eating or brushing can avoid the dreaded metal mouth while still correcting their smile.

Myth No. 4: All orthodontists are the same when it comes to their

knowledge of Invisalign. As with all professionals, some are better at their work than others. At Alborzi Orthodontics, you have access to Dr. Alexa Alborzi, who has treated hundreds of patients and is considered to be in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America. So, if you need the best Invisalign provider around, be sure to give Alborzi Orthodontics a call at (650) 300-5284.

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Ingredients • 1 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp pepper • 1 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced • 2 lbs assorted vegetables, trimmed and halved (asparagus, mushrooms, red onion, red bell peppers, baby carrots, and yellow squash are great on the grill) THE BEST GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLES

• 5 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped

Directions 1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic.

2. Brush vegetables with olive oil and place in a large bowl. Top with lemon juice and seasoning mixture. Toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes but no longer than 2 hours. 3. Prepare the grill at medium-high heat. 4. Grill vegetables in batches, cooking 3–5 minutes on each side until browned and tender. (Carrots will cook longer, 6–9 minutes per side.) 5. Remove from the grill, sprinkle with parsley, and serve hot.

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