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Choosing the Invisalign Process

March 20th, 2020 Posted by Orthodontics 0 comments on “Choosing the Invisalign Process”

Invisalign has taken the forefront of orthodontics because of their discreet ability to align your teeth. While this may seem like an excellent choice to achieve straight teeth, many patients do not fully understand the process of these clear aligners or who is a proper candidate. Before choosing this process, here is a helpful outline on what to expect before going through the clear aligner treatment.

The Consultation

During the initial stages, you will go through a consultation with your doctor. During this time, your dentist will inform you if you’d be a proper candidate for this orthodontic procedure. To be a candidate, you will need to have minor misalignments, because they don’t aren’t made for majorly crooked teeth.

If you do qualify, your dentist will evaluate your teeth and create a customized treatment plan during your consultation.

Aligners at Home

Once you go through the consultation appointment, you will have impressions of your teeth taken. These impressions will be the foundation for the creation of your aligners. From here, personalized trays will be made for your step by step process, in which you will switch out every two weeks or so. It is recommended that you wear your clear aligners for most of the day. Although they are removable, the best results occur if they are work for at least 22 hours. You will need to see our dentist once every six to eight weeks to get your next set to continue your alignment process. This appointment is also necessary to ensure your teeth are moving as needed.

Length of the Treatment

Most individuals will wear Invisalign for between 12 and 18 months. However, a lot of people begin to see the results within a few weeks. Everyone’s teeth are different, so everyone’s treatment will be different.

To learn more if this is an orthodontic process that fits your lifestyle, contact our team. We will be able to provide you with proper information and any further details on this treatment plan.

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The Cosmetic Dental Options

March 9th, 2020 Posted by Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “The Cosmetic Dental Options”

Cosmetic dentistry is typically decided on when you’re ready to make the leap in achieving your dream smile. From color to size and shape, any imperfection you find in your grin, cosmetic dental procedures can help you achieve your ideal look. When deciding on your perfect treatment, it is best to do as much research as you can, because there are many procedures that fall beneath cosmetic dentistry. When you’ve got information under your belt, it’s time to seek your dentist. From there you’ll undergo a consultation to certify you’ve made the right decision, and from there the treatment will take place.

Cosmetic dental procedures are personal to what best suites your lifestyle, but most common cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, teeth resizing, and veneers.

Teeth whitening sounds exactly like what the procedure entails – whitening of the teeth. If you decide teeth whitening is what you’re looking for, you are probably searching for a brighter, and shinier smile. If you’re looking to remove stains, or aren’t happy with how your teeth are genetically, teeth whitening allows you to get the level of whiteness that you’re looking for. Teeth whitening is mostly done by two procedures: using laser technology or trays with whitening gels. Either way you decide to go, the result is nearly the same and you will be nothing but smiles.

Teeth resizing and teeth reshaping have done wonders for people who are not happy with the appearance of their teeth. This cosmetic dental procedure reshapes crooked and uneven smiles. You can also have your dentist close any unwanted gaps with this procedure. No need to settle for uneven or large teeth, teeth resizing, and reshaping can fix all of your desires.

Veneers are popular among the celebrity scene. Veneers, typically made of porcelain are caps that cover your natural tooth, for a perfect white look. When you undergo the procedure to get veneers, your dentist will shave down some of the tooth, which allows a less bulky appearance, and allows for the veneer to adhere better.

No matter the cosmetic procedure you choose to achieve your smile goals, we will be able to provide you with any further information and details that will guide you to the smile you deserve.