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    Dr. John Mergen Offers a Better Way to Restore Straight Teeth After Braces

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    Iowa City, IA Invisalign dentist, Dr. John Mergen is helping adult patients restore the straight smile they once had after completing orthodontic treatment as teenagers, but whose teeth have shifted over time.

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    Iowa City, IA Invisalign dentist, Dr. John Mergen is helping adult patients restore the straight smile they once had after completing orthodontic treatment as teenagers, but whose teeth have shifted over time. It’s estimated that 70 percent of today’s adults who had braces in their younger years now struggle with some degree of misalignment or shifting. With Invisalign clear braces, adults now have an option to improve their smile without altering their image.

    The Invisalign clear retainers that Dr. Mergen offers are made of clear, soft plastic that is virtually undetectable when worn over the teeth. The aligners, although nearly invisible, are also completely removable, offering adult patients a level of lifestyle flexibility that fixed metal braces can’t provide.

    “We regularly see a high number of adult patients who once had a straight, confident smile but over time since completing their treatment, have teeth that have shifted or become misaligned due to lack of retainer use, jaw growth, or just simply the result of pressure over time,” said Dr. Mergen. “Invisalign is absolutely the best option we can offer these adult patients because during their treatment, they don’t have to feel self-conscious about their smile or about their professional image as a whole.”

    Depending on the complexity of the case, Invisalign treatment can last between 6-18 months. It has proven to be effective in correcting mild to moderate crowding, gapping, or misalignment. Additionally, it can help to correct issues like underbites, overbites, and crossbites.

    Adult patients who are good candidates for Invsalign are provided with a custom series of 9-18 sets of aligners that are changed every two weeks. The aligners apply gentle force to the teeth to gradually shift their position over the treatment period. Patients are instructed to wear their aligners for the majority of the day—ideally 22 hours—and remove them while eating and drinking anything other than water. However, adults do have the option to remove the aligners for other special circumstances such as presentations, meetings, interviews, photos, reunions, and more.

    “In such an image-conscious society that we live in today, we’re happy that we’re able to provide our adult patients with an option that still gives them confidence in what they look like, even while they’re working to improve their smile,” said Dr. Mergen.

    In addition to providing Invisalign invisible braces, Dr. Mergen offers a variety of other orthodontic treatments for his patients to make sure they have the best option for their specific condition.

    Dr. Mergen completed dental school at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and also completed a two-year specialty program in orthodontics. He has been helping patients in the greater Iowa City area achieve straighter smiles for more than 20 years.

    To learn more about the clear braces that Dr. Mergen offers for adult patients who desire straighter teeth, please visit www.MergenOrthodontics.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H3obOHek-0&list=UU19bNuYBLNbPT0MEsJixNtw.

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    We regularly see a high number of adult patients who once had a straight, confident smile but over time since completing their treatment, have teeth that has shifted or become misaligned due to lack of retainer use, jaw growth, or just simply the result of pressure over time.
    - Dr. John Mergen
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    Dr. John Mergen

    (319) 383-7844

    http://www.MergenOrthodontics.com/

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