Digital Dental X-rays and Radiation – Procedure, Purpose and Importance
We are frequently asked by parents if x-rays are necessary before, during and after orthodontic Treatment? Yes they are! Here, at Masri Orthodontics, we have the most current, digital x-rays and will make sure our patients are wearing lead vests and shields to protect them. Dr. Masri uses the most up-do-date equipment and technology. Did Read More
Everything You Wanted To Know About Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening – is it safe, does it make the teeth too white, is it permanent? These are some of the questions patients ask their orthodontists with regard to tooth whitening. Clinical restoration of tooth color is permanent, is safe, and teeth are restored to their original white color. Most people want to know the Read More
13 Invisalign Questions Answered By Michigan’s Top Invisalign Orthodontist Dr. Masri
Many people might be hearing the word Invisalign for the first time. Others may be in doubt about the treatment’s cost and effectiveness. We asked one of Michigan’s top orthodontists 13 questions about Invisalign. Some of these questions may be on your mind. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is the most advanced teeth alignment treatment available Read More
What is elastic tie?
An elastic tie (a type of ligature) is the rubber tie that fits around your bracket. With some types of braces, this elastic tie is used to hold the arch wire in place. However, with how technology has advanced, colored elastic ties are no longer required, and are just a decoration for fun. Please remember Read More
What Is Instant Orthodontics? What Are The Costs And Benefits?
Instant orthodontics delivers its promise – instant results. It’s a method of orthodontics that’s meant for people who want rapid results, who don’t want to wait out a more traditional approach. What’s instant orthodontics? Is it the right approach for you and what are its costs? About Instant Orthodontics Instant orthodontics is a term incorrectly Read More
How SureSmile Orthodontic Treatment Works
With SureSmile orthodontic technology, your orthodontist can design your braces treatment in a way that moves your teeth to their desired position more precisely than ever before. With the accuracy of a SureSmile treatment plan, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful, healthy smile while spending less time in braces compared to conventional orthodontic Read More
Acceledent , A Faster Track For Orthodontic Treatment
While braces provide better oral health, an attractive smile and enhanced self-image, many orthodontic patients — particularly the one out of five who are adults — still wish their braces could come off sooner. Mechanical stimulation (vibration) of bone has been studied since the mid-1980’s to heal bone fractures and to treat osteoporosis. Studies have Read More
Mouth sores are common especially after braces are placed?
Mouth sores are common; especially after braces are placed. Most of these sores heal up after a week or two, so be patient. The tissue inside the mouth needs to “toughen up” or become callused with scar tissue. Until this happens, here are some soothing suggestions. Warm Salt Water Rinses: rinsing several times a day Read More
Fluoride – Fact or Fiction
Fluoride is a mineral; not a medication. It exists naturally in our water supply. Studies have proven that the right amount of fluoride is beneficial to our health; just enough to protect our teeth. It is an important nutrient for healthy teeth. Did you know that for most cities, every $1 invested in fluoridation saves Read More
When braces are placed, teeth accumulate more plaque and bacteria since the brackets on the teeth hide it and make it harder to brush. Also, plaque is clear which makes it that much harder to see.Sugar always causes tooth decay and acid will erode enamel on the teeth. Plaque HD toothpaste helps identify the buildup Read More