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Dr. John Mergen Helps Teen and Adult Patients Achieve Straighter Smiles

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With more than 5 million children and adults across the U.S. seeking orthodontic treatment each year, it’s evident that having a straight smile is an important image factor in today’s society. While orthodontic patients are generally satisfied with their teeth after treatment, most are somewhat embarrassed or self-conscious of their traditional metal braces during treatment.

July 1, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —

With more than 5 million children and adults across the U.S. seeking orthodontic treatment each year, it’s evident that having a straight smile is an important image factor in today’s society. While orthodontic patients are generally satisfied with their teeth after treatment, most are somewhat embarrassed or self-conscious of their traditional metal braces during treatment. Dr. John Mergen, Invisalign dentist in Iowa City is helping patients feel confident about their smile even while working to make it straighter with invisible braces from Invisalign.

Invisalign aligner trays are made of soft, clear plastic that fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. When worn, the aligners are virtually undetectable and offer a level of comfort for the patient that traditional metal braces can’t match.

“For patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign is becoming the premier choice for the main factors of aesthetics, comfort, and lifestyle flexibility,” said Dr. John Mergen, provider of Invisalign clear braces in Iowa City, IA. “We find that our patients with Invisalign are much more satisfied with their smile during the treatment phase, and still feel confident about smiling and showing off their smile even while wearing their aligners.”

Invisalign trays are completely removable, and patients are instructed to remove them while eating, drinking, and for regular cleaning. Unlike with traditional bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign allows patients to brush and floss their teeth normally, which has also proven to encourage better oral health during treatment. Patients are instructed to wear their aligners for the large majority of the day, but have the flexibility of removing the aligners for special occasions such as presentations, photos, meetings, interviews, etc.

Dr. Mergen creates a custom series of Invisalign aligners for each patient using the latest 3D imaging technology. The patient receives a sequence of between 12-48 different aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks. These aligners are designed to gradually shift the position of the teeth into alignment over a period of 6-18 months, depending on the severity of the case.
In addition to providing Invisalign invisible aligners for Iowa City, IA patients who want straighter teeth, Dr. Mergen also offers a variety of other orthodontic treatments to effectively straighten smiles. These treatments include Damon Clear braces, which use no steel ties or elastics, as well as ICE Inspire crystal clear braces. Dr. Mergen carefully evaluates each patient case to determine which treatment will be most effective in straightening their teeth quickly, safety, and effectively.

Dr. John Mergen earned his DDS degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995, continuing on to specialist in orthodontics for two extra years at the same school. For nearly 20 years, he has been helping the residents of the Iowa City area achieve straighter, beautiful smiles using the latest orthodontic technology. Dr. Mergen is highly involved in continuing education to ensure that his patients always receive the most up-to-date tools and technology during their treatment. He is a member of the Iowa Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Society, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, and several others.

To find more information about the Invisalign clear retainers in Iowa City, IA that Dr. John Mergen offers at his practice, please visit www.MergenOrthodontics.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOxr-35g67I.

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