Healthy Teeth Give You a Beautiful Smile for a Lifetime! Stephen Chang: Invisalign is the Best Investment You Can Make in Yourself!
Figure 1. Stephen Chang believes Invisalign is the best investment people can make in themselves.
Many people suffer from poor dentition and malocclusion. The time-consuming procedure, which may affect their life plans such as getting married or studying abroad, alongside the high costs have discouraged them from receiving orthodontic treatment. “Invisalign which uses clear aligners as an alternative to traditional metal braces may be costly, but it is surely the best investment people can make in themselves,” says Stephen Chang, founder of TAAO (Taiwan Association of Aligner Orthodontists) and Dean of Dr. Rabbit.
Painless and Invisible Orthodontic Treatment Saves Your Wedding and Study Abroad Plans
Stephen Chang says with proper care, the teeth can last until 80 years of age if orthodontic treatment is received as early as possible. Besides, people who have had orthodontic treatment tend to cherish their teeth more. “If you spread out the cost over 50 years, the treatment is indeed at a reasonable price,” says Stephen Chang.
More importantly, straight teeth not only boost self-confidence but also improve people’s appearance, adding elegance to their smile and leaving a good impression whether they are undergoing a job interview, maintaining a relationship, or making new friends. They may even start a brand new life.
Figure 2 Straight teeth enhance people’s self-confidence and give them beautiful and confident smiles.
With nearly 30 years of experience in orthodontic treatment, Stephen Chang found that the proliferation of Invisalign has prompted an increased number of adults to seek professional advice on orthodontic treatment which mainly targeted the youth and children in the past. “The minimal disruption to people’s everyday life is why Invisalign has been widely embraced by people,” says Stephen Chang.
Traditional orthodontic treatment imposes significant restrictions on patients such as diet and cleaning, let alone the pain and ugly look. Invisalign uses clear aligners which can be removed by the wearer. The painless orthodontic solution offers an unmatched level of convenience as the aligners can be removed to allow for normal eating and cleaning. People can even wear the aligners when taking wedding photos. Stephen Chang says many of his patients have worn the aligners when they are on a working holiday or studying abroad. Invisalign has enabled them to stick to their career plans without needing to return to the orthodontist for adjustments.
Improving the appearance of the teeth is not the only goal of orthodontic treatment. It also improves oral hygiene and many other health problems such as chewing and digestion. Stephen Chang adds that, despite the convenience promised by Invisalign, many detailed adjustments still require professional help. “Invisalign is not about selling braces. It is considered a medical treatment,” says Stephen Chang.
Stephen Chang has been researching Invisalign for more than 10 years, after staying in the traditional orthodontic treatment area for 20 years. So far, Stephen Chang has treated nearly one thousand patients suffering crooked teeth, buck teeth (overbite), open bite, and mandibular prognathism and has successfully integrated orthognathic surgery with Invisalign for more severe cases. Stephen Chang has witnessed an increase in patients’ confidence after orthodontic treatment.
“As an orthodontist, there is nothing more pleasant than seeing patients smile with confidence after orthodontic treatment,” says Stephen Chang. He also suggests people interested in orthodontic treatment seek help from experienced and professional orthodontists, after all, “healthy and beautiful teeth come with time and experience,” he says.