August 3rd, 2022
Many adults and teens in our Torrance office would love to have their teeth straightened but are unwilling to go through the long and often embarrassing process of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners offer the perfect solution: They’re the most advanced clear aligner systems in the world!
If you’re considering getting braces, there are several reasons why you might want to consider Invisalign clear aligners. Here are some of them:
- You can eat whatever food you like, without worrying about it catching in wires or breaking brackets.
- People won’t likely be able to tell you’re wearing them!
- The aligners can be removed at any time.
- You can brush and floss as you normally would, which helps to maintain better overall oral health.
- Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth BPA-free plastic and are more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. You’ll need to visit our Torrance office less often: only once every six weeks or so.
- With Invisalign Teen, you’ll receive up to six replacements for lost or broken aligners.
Before starting treatment, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Brian Noguchi to see if Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment is right for you. After that, you’ll have X-rays, pictures, and impressions taken of your teeth.
That information will be used to make the 3D models of your teeth that let Dr. Brian Noguchi see how they will move throughout the entire treatment and approximately how long it will take.
You’ll receive your aligners based on the treatment plan we recommend. You’ll get a new set of aligners every two weeks. All you need to do is wear your aligners 22 hours a day and you’ll be on your way to a straighter smile in no time!
Ask a member of our Torrance team for more information about Invisalign clear aligners today!
July 13th, 2022
Most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And if you’ve thought about straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about doing so with traditional orthodontic treatment, Dr. Brian Noguchi and our team at Noguchi Orthodontics want you to know there is another option – Invisalign®!
Invisalign is an ideal solution for most adults looking for a less noticeable way to achieve a better smile. In fact, Invisalign has increasingly become a very popular choice for adults looking for a more comfortable, convenient and cosmetically-appealing treatment for straightening their teeth.
Our team at Noguchi Orthodontics is proud to offer Invisalign, which uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing, which allows you to smile more during treatment, as well as after. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want; brushing and flossing is easier with Invisalign than with traditional braces.
Invisalign’s aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during your treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time at our office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete!
A consultation with Dr. Brian Noguchi can determine if Invisalign is right for you. We encourage you to give us a call at our friendly Torrance office if you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or if you are ready to visit us for an initial consultation! We look forward to seeing you!
July 9th, 2022
July is National Ice Cream Month! What’s your favorite flavor? At Noguchi Orthodontics, our favorite ice cream flavors include chocolate, peach, mint, and vanilla. When it comes to toppings, we will never turn down granola or strawberries. Yum!
In the 1300s, Marco Polo brought an early form of ice cream to Europe and in the 1700s ice cream was introduced to America as a delicacy, enjoyed by high society. It wasn’t until 1776 when America’s first-ever ice cream parlor opened its doors in the state of New York.
As of today, vanilla ice cream is the most popular ice cream flavor in the US while chocolate syrup is the world's most popular ice cream topping! Another interesting fact is that the world’s tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall and was scooped in Italy. That’s a lot of ice cream!
If you’re looking for ice cream that may be a little bit better for you, we recommend all-natural organic brands. Or, if you want to choose to forego ice cream, we love eating fruits and berries during the summer.
Regardless of what summer treats you consume, it’s important that you stay on top of your oral health. We recommend rinsing your mouth with water after each meal in addition to brushing your teeth twice a day with good flossing.
For those looking to book a visit with us, give our office a call and we will get your next appointment on the books! This month we are offering an MI Paste treatment for removal of white spots on your teeth. Be sure to ask us about it when you come in for your visit!
Please note that our standard COVID-19 protocols are still in place. From all of us here at Noguchi Orthodontics, we thank you for your patience and cooperation. We hope you all have a safe and fun-filled summer!
July 6th, 2022
The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Dr. Brian Noguchi and our team to ask our patients about their summer!
Whether you visited our nation’s capital, went on a camping trip, or just stayed in Torrance and relaxed, we want to know how you’re all spending your summer! Please feel free to share your summer plans and experiences with us below or on our Facebook page as summer rolls on!