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Stephen Chang: Invisalign is the Best Investment You Can Make in Yourself! 2020-01-07 AM 07:05

好牙齒美一輩子!張箭球:「『隱適美』是給自己的最好投資!」

Healthy Teeth Give You a Beautiful Smile for a Lifetime! Stephen Chang: Invisalign is the Best Investment You Can Make in Yourself!

圖一、張箭球認為,隱適美是給自己的最好投資

Figure 1. Stephen Chang believes Invisalign is the best investment people can make in themselves.

 

很多人都有齒列不正、咬合不正的問題,但通常因為牙齒矯正時間過長,擔心影響結婚、出國留學等生涯規劃而放棄,尤其矯正費用更讓人裹足不前。台灣隱形矯正學會創辦人、瑞比牙醫診所張箭球院長表示:「『隱適美』雖所費不貲,但肯定是給自己的最好投資!」

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.

 

隱形矯正無痛變美 拍婚紗、出國留學也ok

Painless and Invisible Orthodontic Treatment Saves Your Wedding and Study Abroad Plans

張箭球指出,儘早矯正,只要牙齒保養得當,到80歲還能用,尤其矯正過的人通常會更愛惜牙齒,「以50年均攤這筆費用,其實一點也不貴。」

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.

 

更重要的是,擁有一口整齊牙齒,會讓人笑起來有自信也更美觀,進而提升整體氣質與好感度,成為求職面試、戀愛交友的最佳助力,甚至擁有嶄新人生。

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.

圖二、擁有整齊牙齒,讓人笑起來更自信美觀

Figure 2 Straight teeth enhance people’s self-confidence and give them beautiful and confident smiles.

 

矯正經驗近三十年的張箭球觀察到,過去進行矯正以青少年及孩童為大宗,隨著隱適美的普及,愈來愈多成年人前來尋求專業協助,「對生活造成的干擾極低,是大家青睞隱適美的主因。」

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.

 

傳統矯正方式除了飲食、清潔有諸多限制,還得忍受疼痛及不美觀。隱適美透過一系列透明且可自行摘戴的牙套進行矯正,強調無疼痛感,飲食、清潔方便許多,即使拍婚紗照也看不出來,張箭球還有不少年輕患者照常出國打工、留學,無須為了回診而打亂人生計畫。

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.

 

其實,矯正牙齒不只是為了美觀,同時能改善口腔健康,並且有助於咀嚼、消化等健康問題。張箭球指出,隱適美看來便利,實際上必須整合醫生各方面的專業知識,從許多細節進行調整,「隱適美不是牙套買賣,而是醫療行為。」

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.

 

從二十年傳統矯正治療經驗到跨足隱適美技術研究超過十年,張箭球隱適美矯正過近千例牙齒亂、暴牙、開咬、戽斗(下顎突出)的患者,也成功整合正顎手術與隱適美療程,針對嚴重案例進行矯正,見證了許多患者矯正牙齒後重拾自信。

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.

「看到許多患者矯正後都敢自信大方地笑,這是身為矯正醫師最開心的事!」他也呼籲有意矯正的朋友務必尋求經驗豐富的專業矯正醫師協助,畢竟健康美觀的牙齒是時間和經驗的結晶。

“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.