How Long Does Invisalign Take
Invisalign Treatment Time and Process Your Invisalign treatment depends on the specifics of your dental needs. Depending on your case, your treatment could take just a few weeks, or even up to a year (especially if you’re an adult). The duration can vary for teen patients. The process involves several steps, as detailed below. Getting Read More
Invisalign Vs Braces – Cost and Effectiveness
You can get that perfect smile you seek using a regular brace or an Invisalign brace, but not, however, at the same level of comfort, duration or cost. We present you with a comparison of Invisalign versus regular braces, so you can make your own evaluation. Comfort And Convenience Regular Braces: These come with their Read More
Invisalign Vs Incognito Braces
Invisalign braces help patients realign their teeth discreetly. They are an excellent alternative to metal braces, but Invisalign wins by a large margin. The real completion is from Incognito braces, which are much preferred these days. How do these two compare, and which should you chose? Treatment Method Incognito Lingual Braces These braces are fitted Read More
Can You be Too Old for Braces or Invisalign?
People of all ages want to have a smile they can be proud of. Crooked teeth are not only embarrassing, but they can also cause problems in chewing, cleaning, and contribute to gum disease. Traditional braces have been used for decades to treat crooked teeth in children and adults. A new dental appliance, Invisalign, has Read More
How do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth
Braces are an effective dental appliance used by orthodontists (dentist who specialize in straightening teeth) for treatment of crooked teeth. Many people have crooked teeth and the severity can vary from a misaligned bite, to very twisted teeth. Crooked teeth can cause problems such as problems chewing, a greater risk of dental disease such as Read More
What are Self-Ligating Braces?
Braces have been used for many years to help straighten crooked teeth in children and adults. In recent years there have been improvements and advancement in braces which make them more accessible and comfortable for all ages or patients. Traditional braces use brackets, archwires, and bands to apply steady pressure to the teeth in an Read More
What are the Main Causes of Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth are a common complaint. It is one of the most common reasons people visit their dentist. Misaligned teeth can cause many problems. Your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of misalignment of teeth, and may use appliances made of ceramic, plastic, or Read More
What is the Right Time to Get Braces for Children?
Children may need braces for several reasons. These include crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, overlapping teeth, or malocclusion (bad bite). Malocclusion refers to a discrepancy in the sizes of the bottom and top jaws. An overbite refers to the upper jaw being larger than the lower jaw, while an underbite is just the opposite. Tooth decay, Read More
It seems so simple… Why will it take so long?
Imagine taking your beautiful daughter to see an orthodontist because she doesn’t like the little gap between her front teeth. You’ve check out her teeth yourself and while there are admittedly a few uneven ones, things don’t look that bad. Surprisingly the doctor announces that her treatment will be much longer than you expected and Read More
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
National Children’s Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1941. The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day on Feb. 8, 1949. This single day observance became a week-long event in 1955, and in 1981 the program was extended to a month-long Read More