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Private orthodontic care is available to all ages, it is never too late!

Appliances available for private patients

Fixed cosmetic brackets

Cosmetic braces consist of transparent brackets and provide a less obvious alternative to metal braces. They provide the same great results as metal braces and are one of our most affordable, less visible treatments, making them a popular choice for adults.

We use ‘Radiance’ brackets which are crystal clear, not cloudy like some ceramic brackets, this allows the natural color of the tooth to come through and make the braces almost disappear on your teeth.

Invisalign

We use Invisalign to treat a variety of mild orthodontic problems. Clear aligners such as Invisalign® use a series of custom-made removable plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, day and night, and should only be removed for eating, brushing and contact sports.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners have no metal wires or brackets and as they are removable you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth as normal throughout your treatment. Clear aligners aren’t suitable for everyone though. We will be happy to discuss the different options available to you during your consultation.

Retainers

Once the active phase of your treatment has been finished and braces removed, it will be necessary to wear a retainer. Retainers are designed to keep your teeth straight and can either be removable or fixed to the teeth. Now that your teeth are straight, if you do not wear your retainer your teeth are likely to drift towards their original positions.

The benefits of private orthodontic treatment for children:

Immediate treatment with no waiting time.

Flexible appointment times, which includes outside school hours and during school holidays, to minimize disruption to your lifestyle.

Private patients benefit from a wider range of appliances.

You will be seen more frequently allowing the treatment to proceed more rapidly.

Affordable payment plans are available to help you spread the cost of your private treatment over a number of months.

The use of long-term retainers to ensure you maintain your beautiful smile.

Please contact the practice for a price list

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Invisalign for narrow dental arch

Dental problems, such as a narrow arch, can cause oral health issues down the road. A dental arch is the distance of the line where the teeth are set into the upper and lower jaws. When the dental arch is too narrow, it can cause overlapping over the teeth or misaligned teeth. It can be hard to practice good oral hygiene with these problems because plaque can get caught in the tight spaces, making it difficult to remove.

The Invisalign system improves the arch to make room for the teeth. It leaves the patient with a new and improved smile. It also improves overall oral health, because it will be easier to brush and floss away plaque on and in between the teeth. Each and every dental case is unique.

To get started, our dentist will map out a specific plan to fit your dental needs. You will be given Invisalign’s plastic aligner trays, which are worn over the teeth. When it comes to a narrow arch, the teeth can protrude because of crowding. You can have this corrected with Invisalign’s plastic aligner trays, which gently shift the teeth into the correct place.

The trays are to be replaced every two weeks, since the teeth are constantly shifting into their new position. You will have peace of mind knowing that your teeth are being improved everyday as you wear the plastic trays. The best part is they are virtually invisible.

Invisalign truly works to improve a smile. It not only corrects cosmetic issues, it also fixes oral health issues associated with dental problems. Avoid periodontal disease, tooth decay, plaque buildup and other problems when you use Invisalign.

With traditional braces, you have to worry about eating certain foods such as nuts, hard breads, hard candies, and gum. With the Invisalign treatment, you can eat whatever you want because the trays are removable. You will see a great improvement in your smile by the end of the process that will leave you with the confidence you need.\

Invisalign for an overjet

When a patient’s lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth, they have an overjet. There are many factors that cause an overjet, including a skeletal imbalance of the upper and lower jaw, bad oral habits, and missing lower teeth. Thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can also make an overjet worse. But there is a solution to correcting this problem without the use of braces. Invisalign is a more convenient and comfortable way to correct many dental issues.

This is a treatment that uses plastic aligners that fit right over the teeth. They are customized to each individual as each patient has a unique set of issues. Once a plan is in place for the patient, the trays are made to fit the patient. The results after treatment can be dramatic. There is always a great improvement in the smile of each person.

The plastic aligners are removable and virtually invisible at first glance. They should be worn for most of the day and should be taken out when eating, flossing and brushing. The best part is that patients have the freedom to eat whatever they want since the trays are removable, unlike braces where certain enjoyable foods have to be avoided.

An overjet or an overbite can lead to a few dental issues. It can wear down the lower teeth and cause pain in the jaw. With Invisalign, the teeth and jaw alignment will slowly shift into place over time. It is important that the patient maintains good oral care during and after treatment. Your smile will thank you.

Invisalign is also painless. With braces, the gums and inside of the mouth can become very sore, especially after adjustments. This leads to discomfort while eating, and some feel the wires and brackets are unattractive when they smile. That is why Invisalign tackles your cosmetic and overall oral health concerns. For example, an overjet will be corrected when the teeth shift. But since they shift gradually, there is no pain. The plastic aligners that go over the teeth are very comfortable.

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Invisalign is often called “clear braces” because it moves teeth in much the same way braces do, but is clear and discreet without the bulky metal look. Invisalign can be used in patients whose jaws have finished growing, which means that it can be a good option for most teens and adults. Our Invisalign dentist can help you decide if it is right for you.

Invisalign is versatile enough to be used to treat most of the same problems braces do, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding, spacing, and crooked teeth. It is especially useful for mild and moderate cases, and can even be used for some of the more complex cases. Although Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all solution, our Invisalign dentist customizes the treatment right from the beginning with an individualized treatment plan for each stage of treatment.

During treatment, you will be able to remove your clear aligners when you eat and drink, which means that you will not need to change your diet during treatment. You will also be able to brush and floss as normal before putting your aligners back into place after eating. This eliminates the need for special tools. Every two weeks, you will move to the next set of aligners according to the treatment plan, reducing chair time and often speeding results. Our Invisalign dentist will explain how many aligners you will need at the beginning of your treatment, and that number will determine how long your treatment will last. Most people will wear their aligners for 12 to 18 months. However, some use Invisalign for as few as 6 months, while others have treatment that lasts longer than 18 months.

Our Invisalign dentist will work to find the Invisalign solution for you. We offer personalized Invisalign treatments that include Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Express, and Invisalign Full. Our team works with you to maximize your insurance benefits and find the financing solutions that work best with your budget.

Call our office today to learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your smile or to schedule your appointment with our Invisalign dentist.

Another Invisalign Option

Invisalign Express is a fast, effective way to correct minor orthodontic problems, such as orthodontic relapse, or to prepare your teeth for a smile makeover. Our Invisalign Express expert can use this fast, effective treatment  in a variety of ways to straighten teeth before cosmetic procedures or restorative procedures, or to improve minor crowding or spacing issues. Most patients complete treatment in about six months rather than 12 to 18 months typical of Invisalign Full, and with just 10 stages of aligners rather than 20 to 30.

Our Invisalign Express expert may determine that you are a candidate for Invisalign Express if you:

•    Need fewer than 1.5 millimeters of expansion in each arch

•    Need fewer than two millimeters of midline correction

•    Have minimal rotation of your incisors, cuspids, and bicuspids

•    Have minimal crowding or spacing

Occasionally, you may need manicuring, or interproximal reduction, to create space between the teeth. Attachments may also need to be placed to ensure a better fit for the aligners.

As with other types of Invisalign treatment, the treatment plan is created before treatment begins. After your consultation, our Invisalign Express expert will take images, impressions, and other records of your teeth. These will be digitized to create a 3D model and map the planned tooth movements throughout the treatment. These movements will form the basis of the treatment plan and will be used to create the custom aligners.

Once the aligners are made, you will wear them from twenty to twenty-two hours a day just like you would wear conventional Invisalign. You can take the aligners out to eat or to clean your teeth or for special occasions. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next aligners in the set.

Treatment costs are generally lower for Invisalign Express because it is faster, but each patient’s treatment needs are individual and can vary based on several factors. Our Invisalign Express expert can help you determine the cost and other treatment considerations. Invisalign Express can be used alone or can be combined with other treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers, or other cosmetic treatments to create a smile makeover.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our team today.

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Often, patients who might value improving their smile aren’t aware that there is an alternative to the metal braces that would detract from their appearance. Thankfully, a modern alternative to traditional braces exists that is nearly invisible to the human eye. It’s called Invisalign. Invisalign has helped thousands of people achieve their dream of a beautiful smile.

Patients often ask the following questions about Invisalign:

Is Invisalign really effective?

Research studies and orthodontic practices nationwide have proven Invisalign’s effectiveness in straightening teeth.

What are the “aligners” Invisalign uses, and what are they made of?

The aligners are clear plastic trays (made of durable, medical-grade plastic) that are shaped especially for your mouth. Invisalign trays are almost completely unnoticeable. The aligners are used to gradually position teeth properly.

How much does Invisalign Cost?

Traditional braces and Invisalign cost about the same. These costs vary based on how extensive orthodontic treatment needs to be. Cost is generally correlated to the number of aligners necessary for correction.

Will dental insurance cover Invisalign?

Since coverage varies from person to person, it’s important to examine your policy and work closely with your dentist’s office to determine if Invisalign is a covered benefit. Typically, if you have orthodontic coverage, this should cover Invisalign, but again, policies do vary.

Are Invisalign aligners painful?

The initial days of the Invisalign treatment seem to cause patients the most discomfort, as with traditional braces. Your teeth are actually moving into an altered position, and this is the source of your pain. As your teeth start settling into their new position, your pain should stop.

How does Invisalign adjust the position of your teeth?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not pull the teeth. Instead the aligners press teeth into proper position. These movements are central to your treatment; aligners must be worn at least 22 hours per day to be effective and should only be taken out briefly for special occasions or to eat, drink and brush your teeth.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Key benefits of Invisalign include:

· Appearance — Invisalign’s much less obvious appearance, of course

· Removability — The ability to take out the aligners for special occasions, or while eating and drinking or brushing your teeth

· Comfort — Invisalign’s high comfort level because no sharp edges are present to irritate the inside of your mouth

· Fewer dental visits — A reduced number of dental visits since Invisalign doesn’t need frequent adjusting like traditional braces

With costs comparable to traditional braces, Invisalign is rapidly become the solution of choice for many dental patients.

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During orthodontic treatment, Invisalign aligners use controlled forces to gradually move your teeth. The pressure is applied to the crowns, or the tops of the teeth. The periodontal ligament and bone gradually adjust to accommodate the new position of the tooth. After orthodontic treatment, the teeth could relapse to their previous positions, which is why wearing a retainer is so important. Our Invisalign retainer expert may recommend wearing an Invisalign retainer.

Invisalign retainers work similarly to other retainers: by holding the teeth in their proper positions. Regardless of the type of orthodontic treatment you have had, you will need to wear a retainer. Initially, our Invisalign retainer expert may recommend that you wear your retainer from 12 to 22 hours a day. This will depend on your age and other factors. Over time, you will be able to decrease your wear time to night only. Eventually, you may only need to wear your retainer a few times a week to ensure your teeth are staying where they need to be. This is because teeth can continue to shift and change position throughout your life, and wearing your retainer periodically can help them stay straight and healthy.

If you are a candidate, our Invisalign retainer expert will take a dental impression of your teeth. This will be used much like the impressions we took at the initiation of your Invisalign treatment to make a 3D model of your teeth and your retainer. The retainer will fit your teeth precisely. Unlike your aligners, your retainer will not apply pressure to your teeth but will rather hold them in their final position.

You can take your retainer out when you eat, drink, and when you brush or floss. You may also take it out for special occasions or as advised by our team. Clean your retainers regularly as recommended to keep it fresh and stain-free and to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You may periodically need new retainers. Call us today to learn more about using Invisalign retainer or to schedule your consultation with our Invisalign retainer expert.

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Braces were once a rite of passage for many teens, but teens today often have an alternative: Invisalign. Invisalign is a special type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without metal, brackets, or bands. Instead, it uses clear aligners made of sturdy thermoplastic that are molded to fit teeth at each stage of treatment. Our Invisalign Teen expert can help you decide if this treatment is right for your teen.

Our Invisalign Teen expert may recommend Invisalign Teen if your teen has:

•    Crooked teeth

•    Gapped teeth

•    Crowded teeth

•    A Crossbite,

•    Overbite,

•    Or underbite

Invisalign Teen uses the same custom-made clear aligners as the FDA-approved, clinically proven Invisalign system and was developed to address the unique needs of teens. The treatment begins with a complete orthodontic evaluation. Our Invisalign Teen expert will take a series of dental X-rays and other records and images that are used to create a 3D model of your teen’s smile. This model forms the basis of the treatment plan, and each tooth’s position is carefully adjusted and mapped. The aligners will be made based on these tooth movements, and your teen can start treatment as soon as his aligners are ready.

Your teen will need to wear their aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. They are able to remove them for meals, which allows them to continue eating their favorite foods with their friends. Before putting the aligners back in, they will need to brush and floss their teeth thoroughly. This helps keep their teeth and gums strong and healthy throughout treatment. The aligners feature special Blue Dot indicators that help your teen keep track of wear time. The Blue Dots fade when it is time to change to the next set of aligners.

Invisalign Teen also features eruption tabs. These tabs allow the aligners to grow along with your teen. The eruption tabs allow the aligners to accommodate the changes in your teen’s jaw so that her treatment plan can stay right on track as their teeth grow or wisdom teeth come in. Regular checkups with our Invisalign Teen expert will be needed to monitor your teen’s progress.

Call us today to find out more about Invisalign Teen and your teen’s candidacy or to schedule your consultation with our Invisalign Teen expert.

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Since everyone responds positively to a friendly face, you can imagine how people perceive you if you keep your smile hidden. A beautiful smile can make all the difference about how you feel about yourself. Take the important step and consult a dentist about getting your teeth straightened. 

Fear not, having braces is a very different experience than it was years ago. First of all, braces no longer have to be those ugly “metal mouth” contraptions. Invisalign is the new breakthrough, invisible solution available today that makes the whole teeth alignment process easier and more attractive. With Invisalign, there are no wires and brackets, which are painful and hard to clean. With this remarkable procedure, using clear braces, the apparatus is virtually unseen. 

The dentist uses a series of clear removable aligners, and the teeth move predicatively, resulting in straight teeth and a beautiful smile in less time than with the old traditional metal braces. Invisalign is easier because they are removable, so you can brush, floss, and eat the way you always have; therefore, maintaining good oral hygiene. 

As you can imagine, the invisible braces are a huge hit with teens, as well as adults. The ease and comfort are a plus, and, after all, who isn’t concerned with their looks. The professional will appreciate the clear braces advantage of Invisalign as they are not a distraction in business dealings. 

Straight teeth offer health advantages too because they are easier to clean, thus aiding in the prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Secondly, the dental offices today are quite different. Offices provide a professional, personalized care in a spa-like environment. You will find ergonomic chairs and televisions in each room, along with noise canceling head phones. The dentists and staff are an important element in any ongoing treatment, so it is important to locate a dentist who combines knowledge, experience, and care to treat each patient with art, science, and modern technology to insure that beautiful, healthy smile. 

Our office is such a cosmetic and general dental practice. Our dentists work as a team, so each individual can realize his or her perfect smile. It is important to look and feel as good as you can. A healthy and beautiful smile is a part of the whole picture that is you. Crooked, discolored teeth are an impediment to your health and confidence and can influence the way others see you. You want to look into the mirror and love the look of the person you see. Smile back!

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Most people dread going to the dentist. But if you are looking for Invisalign then you must make sure that you find a good Invisalign dentist; that will mean half the job is done. Beware of those orthodontists that tell you to come back some other time or are not available when you most need one. If he is professional and thorough, your Invisalign treatment should be successful.  You must ensure that you choose a good Invisalign dentist or you might find yourself hunting for a new orthodontist when you are halfway through the Invisalign treatment. It really helps if the dentist is caring; going for checkups is not so difficult then. 

If you are looking to enhance your self-confidence, Invisalign can help you get that beautiful smile by making use of aligners or Invisalign molds in your mouth. Try your best to keep the aligners where they belong – in your mouth! Since these Invisalign aligners are removable, most patients think they can remove them as and when they like. A lot of patients who take them out only prolong their treatment as their teeth go back to their original state. For Invisalign treatment to be short and less painful, make sure you keep the aligners in long enough; your Invisalign dentist would recommend 20 hours each day.

Invisalign aligners have kind of buttons that are attached to the teeth at the back or sides and then to the aligners. However, sometimes they might be attached to one of your front teeth which make it a wee bit visible. It does not look all that bad but you might want to discuss this with your Invisalign dentist before you decide to go in for the Invisalign treatment.

Make sure you brush your teeth as well as your Invisalign aligners regularly. Your Invisalign dentist will confirm that just like you teeth, your aligners too can get a lot of plaque built up on them. Excess plaque can even make your aligners visible. You do not necessarily have to invest in expensive Invisalign cleaning tool kits. Even a regular denture cleaning product will do just as good a job when it comes to cleaning your aligners. 

You have to be patient with your Invisalign treatment. Don’t expect things to change overnight. It can take awfully long depending on how badly your teeth are misaligned and if you are impatient it can take even longer. So stick with it and keep your aligners in your mouth as long as you are supposed to keep themin. Invisalign treatment can give you great results when you make good use of it with a good Invisalign dentist. So make sure you keep all these points in mind when you decide to go in for Invisalign treatment.

If you want to know more about Invisalign treatment, visit us; a well-qualified and professional Invisalign dentist with a lot of experience will tell you all you need to know.

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All About InvisalignIn 

In the past, metal braces were used to straighten crooked teeth and close gaps between teeth. With advancing technology comes new methods and ways to correct misaligned teeth. Nowadays Invisalign has surfaced as the most preferred alternative.

Invisalign aligners consist of plastic, clear and removable materials that are subjected to custom built procedure to correct teeth alignment problem. It relies on computer aided technology particularly three dimensional modeling to produce well calibrated aligners for patient’s treatment procedure which is carried out in 2-week increments. 

The design process of Invisalign aligners with the aid of an orthodontist involves the repositioning of your teeth in a step by step pace until the desired position is achieved. It also allows you to examine your entire treatment plan including the progress of your teeth alignment after the treatment stage.

Invisalign aligners are removable thus they can be taken out when the need arises like eating, brushing and flossing. With Invisalign, you can address the proper alignment of your teeth and be able to have the smile you’ve always wanted without the need for traditional metal-wire braces, brackets or bands that have long been used in conventional orthodontic practice.

Do You Need Invisalign?

If you are frightened by metal braces, brackets or wires, the way to go is Invisalign technology. Through the use of a series of invisible and aligning trays customized for your teeth, it will allow you to have that perfect smile sooner than what you expect if you undergo the traditional braces or brackets. If you value comfort and you are concerned with being branded as “metal mouth”, by all means, Invisalign is an option you can take. However, technology is just 50% of the battle. The other half belongs to you. You have to find the right orthodontist that can do the job well. If he lacks the expertise, experience or qualifications to transform your smile perfectly, then better find another one.

Pros Of Invisalign

Aligners are virtually invisible, discreet and removable 

Absence of mouth abrasion causing wires, metals or brackets – it is designed with utmost comfort in mind. 

Aligners are removable thus they can be set aside when eating, brushing or flossing

Viewing of the virtual treatment plan is possible thus allowing you to visualize the final outcome of your teeth alignment. You can even effect alternation on the expected outcome.

Treatment Procedure For Invisalign Treatment and Cost Requirement

The application of treatments differs for the period of 6 months to one year. Sometimes, the cost requirement could be 20 to 50 percent higher than the cost of common methods. In most cases, the cost is relatively equal to conventional braces. The final cost of treatment depends on several factors like the extent of the repositioning work to undertake and the number of aligners to produce.

Comparison Between Invisalign and Metal Braces

In all honesty, Invisalign is the present and the future. Although the use of braces proves to be noteworthy, leaning towards Invisalign appears to be the better option. You can already strike out the time to be spent with your orthodontist for brace maintenance. With Invisalign technology, you are properly guided all through out the procedure.

Do you dislike the look of traditional braces but want straight teeth? The Invisalign system is the answer you are looking for. Call us for a consultation.

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While all certified Invisalign providers can provide Invisalign Teen, we have a substantial amount of experience working with teens and Invisalign overall. As a certified Invisalign Teen provider, we can maximize the success of your treatment and help you get the smile you deserve.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is the most popular option for teenagers who need to straighten their teeth. We can eliminate the need of conventional braces while retaining the benefits of proper orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen. The process is very similar to Invisalign except for a few features designed to maximize the success of the treatment.

Features of Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen has “compliance indicators,” or blue tabs that fade with wear. These tabs help the doctor and parents monitor adequate wear time and it’s also an effective way for teenagers to track their own progress. Our certified Invisalign Teen providers can explain the details of this feature during a consultation.

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

We understand the problems teens face with conventional braces. No one needs to know you’re wearing braces and with the invisible aligners, no one will. Invisalign Teen allows you to make memories without the intrusion of braces. Your smile will be the focus of your school photos, prom pictures and even selfies — not metal brackets and wires. Since Invisalign Teen is completely removable, you can eat whatever you want and still brush and floss your teeth easily. If you’re involved in sports, music or other extracurriculars, you won’t have a mouthful of metal get in the way of your activities.

High Success with Invisalign Teen

Parents often worry that their teens aren’t responsible enough to wear their aligners as frequently as necessary, but in reality, teens are sometimes more compliant than adult patients. They’re motivated to wear their aligners as directed to avoid traditional braces. It’s common for teen patients to adhere to their treatment plans as much as, if not more than, other patients. Treatment times vary with teen patients — schedule your consultation today to determine your specific case.

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Whether it’s a vacation or business trip (we hope it’s a vacation), traveling will definitely alter your Invisalign routine. Here are a few tips to keep top of mind when preparing for your excursion.

Travel Tips

Always take your previous set, your current set and your next set with you. That way, if you lose or break a tray, you can always fall back to the previous set.

Carry your aligners in your purse or carry-on luggage when flying, in case baggage is delayed or lost.

Pack an extra case. If you leave one behind in a hotel or restaurant, you’ll have a spare.

Bring a travel toothbrush and floss picks. (Ask the front desk at your hotel for a travel toothbrush and toothpaste — they’ll usually provide it for free.)

Keep a bottle of water handy. Rinsing your mouth and trays with it when you need to, plus staying hydrated is always a must.

Keep a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer on you and use it on your hands before removing or reinserting your aligners.

Airplane Advice

As if catching a flight wasn’t already a stressful task, consider the length of the flight and how comfortable you would letting a stranger watch you take your aligners in and out of your mouth. Make sure to get an aisle seat if you can, since you’ll probably want to head to the restroom before and after meals. You can also eat something before you get on the plane, so that in-flight snacks aren’t too tempting. Don’t forget your case if you’re brushing your teeth in restrooms! At the very least, grab some paper towels to rest your aligners on to reduce the amount of germs that come into contact with your aligners.

Let us know if you have any Invisalign travel tips that we haven’t included and have a safe trip!

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.

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Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

If you’re looking for an unobtrusive way to straighten your teeth but don’t want the embarrassment of a metal braces… invisible braces known as ‘Invisalign’ braces, may be the solution. The braces are made from a special type of plastic that gradually moves your teeth into the proper positioning. With these new invisible braces, no one but you and your orthodontist will know you’re straightening your teeth.

Invisalign is a new, improved method for straightening teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, it is made from a special thermoplastic material that’s clear. No one knows that you’re straightening your teeth because the system is completely invisible.

The system is similar to tooth whitening trays. Each aligner is meant to be worn for two weeks and then swapped out for a different one. The aligner trays slowly move the teeth into the desired position a little at a time. The movement is gradual and the number of aligners in full treatment will depend upon the severity of the problem.  A typical full treatment is anywhere from 20-30 trays with full results in six months to a year.

The aligner trays are free of the material Bisphenol-A. BPA has been in the news lately as a possible cancer-causing agent that’s been banned from baby bottles in Canada. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about BPA.

Who Benefits From Invisalign?

Invisalign is for anyone who’s interested in straightening his or her teeth. The system is different than traditional braces so it’s a perfect solution for anyone who’s uncomfortable with metal braces. It’s a perfect solution to professional adults whose teeth have reverted after traditional metal braces or who never received braces as a child. With the invisible aligner trays, no one needs to know you’re straightening your teeth.

The system can fix overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, a crossbite, overbite or underbite. The results aren’t just cosmetic – if some of these issues aren’t corrected, dental decay and periodontal disease can occur.

Aside from the invisibility, one of the biggest benefits the system has is that it can be easily removed. The aligner trays are meant to be taken out during meals and while brushing and flossing. With the system, it’s easy to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

How To Choose A Invisalign Orthodontist

Once you’ve decided to look into Invisalign, the next step is choosing an orthodontist.. An orthodontist who is experienced in braces, straightening teeth, and experienced in invisible braces is a must. Orthodontists must go through special training sessions before they are able to offer Invisalign services to their patients and we have treated hundreds of Invisalign patients.

After finding an orthodontist, it’s important to check and see if they’re able to accept any dental insurance you have. It’s up to the individual dental plans to cover orthodontic work, so you’ll need to check with your plan’s provider. If your plan doesn’t cover orthodontics, we will be happy to work out a reasonable payment plan that works with your budget. If you have a flexible spending account through work, you can usually use it to cover orthodontia.

It’s also a good idea to find an orthodontic office close to either your home or work and that offers convenient hours. Though the Invisalign system doesn’t require a lot of time in the treatment chair, you will need to visit every six – eight weeks or so. By finding an office that’s conveniently located and offers extended or weekend hours, you’ll save yourself a lot of travel time.

After seeing the difference the aligner trays can make straightening your teeth, you’ll wonder why you didn’t choose to wear Invisalign sooner.

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While all certified Invisalign providers can provide Invisalign Teen, we have a substantial amount of experience working with teens and Invisalign overall. As a certified Invisalign Teen provider,  we can maximize the success of your treatment and help you get the smile you deserve.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is the most popular option for teenagers who need to straighten their teeth. We can eliminate the need of conventional braces while retaining the benefits of proper orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen. The process is very similar to Invisalign except for a few features designed to maximize the success of the treatment.

Features of Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen has “compliance indicators,” or blue tabs that fade with wear. These tabs help the doctor and parents monitor adequate wear time and it’s also an effective way for teenagers to track their own progress. As a certified Invisalign Teen provider we can explain the details of this feature during a consultation.

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

We understand the problems teens face with conventional braces. No one needs to know you’re wearing braces and with the invisible aligners, no one will. Invisalign Teen allows you to make memories without the intrusion of braces. Your smile will be the focus of your school photos, prom pictures and even selfies — not metal brackets and wires. Since Invisalign Teen is completely removable, you can eat whatever you want and still brush and floss your teeth easily. If you’re involved in sports, music or other extracurriculars, you won’t have a mouthful of metal get in the way of your activities.

High Success with Invisalign Teen

Parents often worry that their teens aren’t responsible enough to wear their aligners as frequently as necessary, but in reality, teens are sometimes more compliant than adult patients. They’re motivated to wear their aligners as directed to avoid traditional braces. It’s common for teen patients to adhere to their treatment plans as much as, if not more than, other patients. Treatment times vary with teen patients — schedule your consultation today to determine your specific case.

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Why Should You Care?

Why should you care about orthodontics? Well to begin with, looks are important. You want to be able to smile with confidence. Straight teeth help a lot. It’ll boost your self-esteem (which has been proven in medical studies). You’ll be the best person in your Christmas and school photos, and overall, you will just look awesome. So orthodontics matter! I’d suggest braces.

​Medical Benefits of Dental Braces

Problems You May Face:

Grinding your teeth – straight teeth won’t wear against each other

Overbite and Underbite – besides appearances, this will often lead to problems at older ages

Painful problems when you’re older

You can prevent all of these simply by straightening your teeth with braces. Also your teeth are:

Easier to clean – straight teeth are much easier to brush and clean

And you can smile confidently with straighter teeth

History of Dental Braces

That’s where braces and retainers come in. They may look scary, but they’ve come a long way. A few decades ago, the metal wires were literally hammered – hammered! – onto your teeth. The orthodontist would take a mallet and hit the metal into place within your mouth. Unbelievable!

We’re past that now, so don’t worry! But let’s see how it’s really done . . .

The Actual Procedure for Braces

More often than not, your first step in getting braces on that fateful day will be photos of you smiling, and/or impressions. Those impressions are taken by biting into a mold (not the fungi).

The orthodontist will have you open your mouth and will insert a not uncomfortable, piece of plastic that fits over parts of your lips. This is known as a cheek retractor. Its purpose is to keep your mouth open wide enough that the orthodontist can see, and later fit inside a tool that dries the glue linking your teeth and brackets. It also helps keeping your teeth dry.

Your teeth will be polished, similar to what is done at a dentist.

This next step may sound uncomfortable, but isn’t. The orthodontist will choose either your upper or lower teeth (normally lower first). They will dry out all the saliva with a suction tool you have almost definitely seen before at the dentist.

Once that’s done, the orthodontist will place each bracket, with glue on the back, against your teeth. Immediately after, it will be adjusted and excess glue removed. Then the orthodontist will move onto the next tooth. This continues until all the teeth on either the lower or upper level of the mouth are done.

Note: the orthodontist will likely pause after finishing each side, to dry out the other side of the mouth.

After all the teeth of one row are done, the orthodontist will use a high-powered light to solidify the glue.

There may or may not be a pause in between the application of brackets to your upper and lower teeth. However there will definitely be a pause for you to brush after they solidify the glue for the final time.

Once your teeth are brushed, the orthodontist may or may not give you a week or so to get used to the presence of brackets on your teeth before installing the wire. In my experience, it happened on the same day, but I’ve encountered other procedures in my research.

After the brackets are on, your orthodontist will give you a speech on how to brush, what to and what not to eat, etc..

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What Makes Us Unique? Our Services and Benefits to Our Patients

We strive to be the best orthodontic team while providing service that is second-to-none.

We believe that the success of an orthodontic practice is related to excellent staff–and as such has an ongoing commitment to continuing education for the doctors and for all the staff. Each and every staff member of the practice undergoes a minimum of continuing education each year so that they are educated in all aspects of orthodontics which includes clinical, administrative and customer service. This ongoing commitment to education provides each patient with a more professional service and improves the individual’s quality of care in our practice.

We have numerous clinical staff to assist in the practice and they vary from the Treatment Coordinator who assists with all new patients, meeting them on arrival in the reception area, and will be happy to explain all the different options that are available, types of braces available, procedures that will be required and organizing flexible payment arrangements to suit your financial budget. The Hygienists and Dental Therapists have a wealth of orthodontic experience and are regularly updating their skills with further education. They are also there to assist the Orthodontist to monitor good oral hygiene and ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy during orthodontic therapy. Under the supervision of the Orthodontist and in cooperation with him they can also assist in general orthodontic procedures.

Our clinical staff looks after the clinical area and ensures that all patients are cared for and are comfortable in the orthodontic environment. They are also responsible for our meticulous sterilization system and we ensure that all instruments are fully sterilized or disposed of after each patient.

The administration and reception staff at our practice has a wealth of experience in scheduling appointments efficiently and are there to assist all our patients with any questions. Our reception staff is often the first and last point of contact for our patients and we strive to provide excellent customer service with each and every contact. We also have a dedicated Financial Coordinator who prepares all the necessary financial arrangements and can answer any questions on financial issues or queries with regards to health funds. Our Financial Coordinator is always here to help.

Our meticulous attention to detail and caring nature enable us to build a rapport with patients over the treatment time. You are more than a patient to us… you’ll become our friend.

We Offer:

Convenience: 24-hour emergency service, appointment times that work with your schedule, and convenient parking. We also have an on-site lab and dental x-rays, saving you a trip to another office.

Cutting-edge technology: We provide the most up-to-date and efficient appliances, as well as cosmetic solutions, to our patients. And, our in-office technology is cutting-edge. Patient self check-in is available upon arrival to our office.      Forgot your appointment time or need to see where you stand with your payments? Just log on to our website. You can access answers to many of your questions 24 hours a day without having to pick up the phone or make a trip to our office.

State-of-the-art appliances & techniques: We offer traditional metal braces, self-ligating brackets, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign®and indirect bonding.

Excellent communication: We communicate often with patients, including offering appointment reminders. We also communicate extensively with all referring dentists about patient issues. We take  a team approach to orthodontic care and participate in regular Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy meetings with other specialists to discuss advanced patient cases for treatment.

Respect for your time: You are not kept waiting at our office.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee are available in our parent’s retreat room.

Fun: Our games, contests and competitions for our younger patients make your time at our office a welcome diversion. Video games are also available to occupy our younger patients in the waiting area. Adult patients and parents will find daily newspapers and up-to-date magazines.

Affordability: Our financial coordinator is dedicated to providing flexible payment plans and customized health insurance assistance.

Experience: Our highly-skilled and trained dental staff receives continuing education to keep them up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. In our practice we have over 200 years ofDental/Orthodontic experience!

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Dr. Edward H. Angle, the ‘father’ of orthodontics, devised the Classification of Malocclusion (bad bite) more than 100 years ago.

It describes how the upper teeth fit with the lower teeth when viewed from the side.

In Class I, the teeth fit properly.

In Class II, all of the upper teeth are forward relative to the lower teeth.

In Class III, all of the upper teeth are backward relative to the lower teeth.

These terms describe how the front teeth fit:

Overbite – there is too much overlap of the upper front teeth.

Overjet – the front teeth overlap too much in the horizontal plane (they protrude).

Openbite – there is no contact between the upper and lower front teeth (an opening exists even when the patient is biting).

Crowding – a very common problem, is not just unsightly; it also makes brushing and flossing teeth more difficult.

Spacing – this condition is quite a difficult problem to solve, because muscles contribute to the condition.

Many of the problems we correct have a skeletal basis. Typical skeletal class II and skeletal class III patients show distinct differences in facial appearance. Correcting this condition involves reestablishing a balance between the jaws, which will correct the fit of the teeth and help to achieve the best facial appearance. Early treatment is critically important to successful correction.

Very few people have upper and lower jaws of exactly the same width. Often, the upper jaw is a little wider. This imbalance is not a problem unless the deficiency is pronounced enough for the upper teeth to fit inside the lower. This imbalance can lead to crowding, mouth breathing and other maladies such as openbite, allergies and even a greater susceptibility to the common cold. To improve general health, chewing and tooth alignment, crossbites should be corrected as soon as they become apparent.

TMJ describes a collection of symptoms such as jaws locking, headaches, neck and upper back pain, grinding the teeth (bruxism) or clenching. Noises that seem to come from the jaw such as clicking, popping or ringing in the ears often are associated with TMJ problems, but these alone do not make clinical intervention necessary after these TMJ problems are aggravated by a bad bite.

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Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age, but until just a few decades ago, most adults weren’t likely to seek treatment.

Even today, many parents don’t consider taking a child to an orthodontist until all permanent teeth have developed, only to find that treatment would have been much easier if started earlier.

Many common orthodontic problems are easier to correct before jaw growth has slowed, so it’s good practice for every child to have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 9, when enough permanent teeth have arrived to permit an evaluation of relationships developing between the teeth, jaws and face.

We can then identify any potential problems and, if necessary, discuss the appropriate time for treatment to begin. Often, our recommendation is to ‘wait and see’ while the face and jaws continue to grow, but 25% of children do require early intervention in order to correct functional bite problems.

We now know that many orthodontic problems are better treated earlier in childhood by utilizing the growth that takes place in younger children. Although we may not begin treatment at the young age of 7, we may elect to monitor your child’s dental development. Early detection greatly reduces the need for removal of permanent teeth and can lead to simple, more effective treatment and greater peace of mind.

Benefits of Early Treatment:

Influence jaw growth in a positive manner

Harmonize width of the dental arches

Improve eruption patterns

Reduce risk of trauma to protruding upper incisors

Simplify and shorten treatment time for later orthodontic procedures

Improve aesthetics and self-esteem

Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth

Correct harmful oral habits

Preserve or gain space for erupting teeth

Adolescent Treatment

In most cases, the ideal age for braces, and other orthodontic treatment, is between 10 and 14 years of age. By this time, all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Moving and correcting the alignment of the teeth follows the same biological and physical process regardless of age.

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These days, there’s a wide variety of braces from which to choose. Advanced orthodontic technology allows us to offer a variety of more aesthetic approaches to orthodontics. Today’s braces are more cosmetically pleasing and more comfortable than appliances of the past. You can choose between clear and silver braces, or even invisible aligners such as Invisalign®.

Self-ligating brackets are gaining a reputation for producing a faster and more efficient end result than traditional braces. The combination of these brackets and high-tech orthodontic wires produces better, more reliable results in fewer visits.This metal twin bracket uses a special built-in clip that places gentle pressure on the orthodontic wire to move the teeth.Together, you and our team can achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve, quickly and in the most efficient manner.

Clear ceramic (porcelain) braces are becoming a popular option among our patients as well. Clear braces are much less visible than other types of brackets, especially when coupled with white wires, but they also are less durable, which means that treatment can take a little longer. The wires’ Teflon coating means that they only can be used at certain times during treatment. If you’re a bit concerned about the appearance of braces, by all means ask about this option when you visit us.

Traditional metal braces are the first choice for most patients. These braces usually are the most durable and tend to move the teeth most efficiently, resulting in shorter treatment time. Metal braces are now available in a miniature variety in order to provide a more aesthetically pleasing option to patients.

Lingual braces are fixed almost invisibly to the inside of the teeth. However, these braces are only suitable for certain specific problems. Because of the technical difficulty of fitting, they’re more expensive than other types of braces.

Invisalign® is another exciting new development in orthodontic technology. These invisible appliances are clear plastic aligners, which are replaced every two weeks. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat, brush and floss. Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there’s no unwarranted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice at all–unless you tell them. Although more expensive, this new technology allows you to achieve that beautiful new smile without wearing traditional braces.

Elastics are the little rubber rings that attach the wire that helps align the teeth to the braces. These elastics come in a choice of colors, which makes them very popular with younger patients, who often choose their favorite football club or school colors. The rubber elastics are normally changed every few months, so enjoying a different color each time you come in to visit us is no problem.

Gold braces are becoming increasingly popular. These fashionable gold-plated braces are considered as ‘jewelry for the teeth’.

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Define orthodontics.

A specialty of dentistry concerning the correction of misalignment jaws and/or dentition.

When should an individual visit an orthodontist?

As soon as he/she suspects a problem with the alignment of his/her jaw and/or teeth.

When should orthodontic treatment be initiated?

When an orthodontic treatment can be completed in the most efficient and effective manner.

What is an orthodontist?

A Board Certified Orthodontist who received his/her certificate in Orthodontics. An orthodontist is a dentist who received an additional 2-3 year education in an accredited university orthodontic program. Only dentists with this education qualify for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists and are eligible take the strenuous testing process to become Board Certified by American Board of Orthodontics.

You want to choose an orthodontist who you believe will provide you with excellent care in a friendly environment.

Why do individuals seek orthodontic treatment?

Most people seek orthodontic care because they do not like misalignment of their jaws or teeth. These concerns are related to an individuals’ facial features and may create self-esteem issues. People who feel they look good, feel good. If they feel good, they do better.

At what age should a child have an orthodontic consultation?

The American Association Orthodontists suggest children visit an orthodontist as early as age 7. It is important to provide treatment in the most effective and efficient manner and those who are not ready for treatment will be periodically re-examined.

Do Adults qualify for orthodontic treatment?

Yes. A significant percentage of orthodontic patients are adults. Invisible and tooth color braces are available.

How long do I to have braces?

Most orthodontic treatments take 18-24 months. However, there are those who require less or more treatment time.

How long do I have to wear my retainers?

Maintaining an orthodontic result is very important. Our orthodontic practice suggests a life long retention program.

Are there instructions on how to take care of my braces?

Once the braces are placed, we will provide you with eating, brushing, and treatment instructions.

Why are my friends being treated in two phases? Do I have to have braces twice?

There was a period of time when most orthodontists believed that early treatment (Phase I) enhanced the comprehensive phase (Phase II) of orthodontic treatment. Evidence based research has concluded, with few exceptions, comparable results can be obtained with one comprehensive treatment. The initial phase of a two phase treatment contributes little, if any, to an orthodontic result. The experience of our orthodontic practice concurs with these conclusions.

In addition to the answer to the previous question, what are benefits of performing one comprehensive orthodontic treatment?

One comprehensive orthodontic treatment is the most efficient and effective method of treatment. In most instances, the duration of treatment is significantly shorter, there are fewer appointments, you do not have to experience unnecessary treatment, and the risks associated with orthodontic treatment are reduced. Also, the expense of a two phase treatment is more costly.

Are there situations when early treatment is appropriate?

There are always rare exceptions to the rules. Interceptive orthodontics can be performed when an orthodontist believes he/she may be able to intercept an orthodontic problem with the intent of eliminating the need for additional treatment. There may be an instance, when it is necessary to perform limited orthodontic treatment to address concerns that require immediate actions.

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Learn More

The Basics – Read more about who needs braces and typical treatment programs

Care For Your Braces – Learn how to care for your braces

Braces Diagram – Explore the parts of braces with this handy diagram

Teeth Art – “Paint” your braces with an interactive rubber band coloring tool

Mouth Makeover – Browse “Before and After” photos of orthodontics treatments

Patient Care Video – Sixteen video segments teach you how to care for your orthodontic appliances

Invisible Braces – Look into Invisalign, virtually invisible braces

Braces for All Ages

Adults. If you’re worried that you’re too old for treatment, consider this: our oldest patient is 83! Orthodontic care can help you overcome problems you may have battled with your entire life, such as a gummy smile, wrinkling, headaches and jaw pain. Change your smile, change your face, change your life!

Kids. We recommend that you schedule an appointment for your child by age seven. This enables us to identify if orthodontic treatment is necessary and to guide growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth when necessary.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable like Invisalign or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. New wires and other technology now move teeth faster and with less discomfort than in times past.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. (Early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.) Patients respond differently to orthodontic treatment, however, so the time to complete your treatment might vary from the original estimate. Diligently using your prescribed rubber bands or headgear helps keep your treatment moving forward!

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Our Goals for Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment Are:

To have the patient’s permanent teeth properly aligned in the upper and lower arches, with the teeth in the upper arch properly meshing with the teeth in the lower arch, in such a manner that they are in harmony with each other and with the muscles of the face, jaws and neck.

To have this occlusion achieved in such a manner as to improve the appearance of the patient wherever indicated and possible.

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment generally lasts 18, 24 or 30 months, and is followed by the insertion of retainers and retention phase.

Variations in Full Orthodontic Treatment

It is our objective to give the best treatment possible over the shortest period of time, and with the most cooperation from the patient. If we start treatment too soon, it may take much longer to complete ( as much as one to three years longer), and we may lose the enthusiasm and cooperation of the patient. But, if we wait too long to start treatment we may not end up with the best possible treatment, especially for young patients with severe problems. We therefore have other types of treatment programs which give the patient the best treatment advantages for any problem.

Phase I and Phase II Treatment:

“Phase I Interceptive Treatment” may be necessary to develop the jaw size in order to accommodate all permanent teeth and to obtain the best relation between the upper and lower jaws to each other. Phase I treatment may begin at approximately 7 years of age and may involve partial braces and expanders to create space for developing adult teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites or harmful habits. Not all children need this interceptive treatment, but a complimentary exam is recommended.

Phase II may begin when patients have most of their permanent teeth in place. Phase II involves full braces attached to all teeth and the use of high tech wires to apply steady, gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. Dr. Resnick shapes the archwire to move your teeth into your ideal bite. As the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to actually move your teeth to their new positions.

Recall Therapy:

During recall therapy we periodically bring in the patient to evaluate the changes since the last exam, and determine when the patient will be ready to start full treatment.

Passive Extraction:

This is where we periodically bring in the patient for an examination, and when necessary, refer the patient back to his family dentist to have certain baby teeth removed. Baby teeth are extracted so that they do not interfere with erupting permanent teeth, which in essence reduces the future severity of the orthodontic problem.

Passive Appliance Therapy:

This is where we put holding appliances in the mouth, to hold open spaces where the baby teeth came out, so that the permanent teeth can erupt in these spaces.

Your Orthodontic Diagnosis

After a thorough evaluation, we will diagnose your bite problem (also called malocclusion or “bad bite”) and determine which appliances (devices) will best correct your bite.

Types of Malocclusions:

Class I: Your jaws line up correctly, but your teeth are crowded, crooked, or too far apart.

Class II: Your upper jaw bites too far in front, or your lower jaw bites too far in back.

Class III: Your lower jaw bites too far in front, or your upper jaw bites too far back.

Other Orthodontic Problems

Openbite: When your molars bite, your front teeth stay open.

Closed bite: When your molars bite, your upper teeth cover your lower teeth.

Crossbite: When your molars bite, some upper teeth close inside your lower teeth.

Length of Your Treatment

The length of your treatment depends on your bite problem, age, response to treatment, and cooperation with wearing your appliances as advised. The cost of your treatment may be based on how long you need to wear your appliances. Dental insurance may help cover the cost of your orthodontics.

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Typically, braces do not hurt.  However, there may be some minor discomfort to the teeth for the first few days after your braces are placed on the teeth and as the teeth begin to align. Over the counter (OTC) analgesics can help alleviate the discomfort. OTC analgesics include aspirin, Tylenol and ibuprofen. Eating softer foods will also help alleviate the discomfort.

Because the braces stick out away from your teeth, your lips, cheeks and tongue, may also develop sore spots or irritations from rubbing on the braces. You will be provided with some soft wax to push into your braces. This will make the braces feel smoother and less irritating to your lips, cheeks or tongue.

For the first few days after the braces are attached to your teeth, it may be a little more difficult, and take longer,  to eat as your teeth will be sore as they are starting to align. Again, this can be helped by using  OTC analgesics such as Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen as well as eating a softer diet for a few days.

After braces are attached to your teeth, and before you leave the office, we will review what food items you should avoid. In general, foods that would be considered hard, sticky, crunchy and sugary are going to be foods that you should be avoiding or at a minimum, be very careful while eating.  We want to avoid broken appliances and broken appliances may slow down the treatment process. We also do not want to promote decay or decalcification. Our goal is to have straight, white attractive teeth when finished and we want to finish on time.

Foods that are sticky, such a gum, caramel, tootsie rolls and similar foods will pull the braces off our teeth. This requires repairing the braces and treatment is slowed or reversed and adds to the overall treatment time.

Crunchy foods would include apples, carrots and some harder potato chips. These can also break braces off of the teeth. However, apples and carrots – and similar foods – are okay to eat if they are cut into smaller pieces.

Hard foods like nuts and hard candy or chewing on ice, as well as chewing on hard objects like pens and pencils, will damage the appliances. These should all be avoided.  Granola would be considered a hard food because it often contains nuts.

Sugary foods, like candy and soda pop, contribute to plaque which causes decay and decalcification of the enamel resulting in scars on the teeth.

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The use of colorless aligners to straighten crooked teeth has been a wonderful alternative to the traditional metal braces. These aligners have proven to be more comfortable and convenient for that beautiful smile everybody wishes for. This is however a quite expensive procedure which tends to discourage people with minor dental problems from pursuing it hence the reason why you may be asking “how much does Invisalign express cost?”  It is for this reason Invisalign Inc. came up with the Invisalign Express program which enables one get the desired teeth alignment using few aligners, specifically ten or less. It is suitable for people with minor spacing or crowding problems. This does drastically reduce the overall cost of the procedure since it uses fewer resources to treat minor orthodontic cases.

How much does Invisalign express cost ?

The original Invisalign costs anywhere between $3000 and $6000 but Invisalign express costs less than $2000. This is because the duration for express is less and that a few sets of aligners are used. Specifically, Invisalign express takes about 5 months and five sets of aligners are used. On the other hand, the usual Invisalign for complicated dental problems takes about a year and more than ten aligners are used.

Invisalign express has over time, since its invention, been of much help to many people with minor teeth problems while saving money. It is a less expensive alternative to the use of braces or full Invisalign. It works in the same way as full Invisalign hence the effect attained is in no way no less. It is a way that is convenient for people with minor orthodontic problems.

A recent study dubbed ‘Behind the smile’ for Align technology has shown that people who initially preferred to retain their teeth in a crooked manner with fear of expense have now opted for the new Invisalign express. This is because the method is suitable for mid-income people and there is no hindrance to one getting that beautiful smile at a cost that is affordable. With this service the question as to how much does Invisalign express cost is never an issue.

Other answers to the question

Just like all other orthodontic treatments, the cost of Invisalign express is determined by the geographical location of a person. The type of insurance coverage one has is also a key factor in determining the overall cost that one will incur.

If you are still worried about pricing and asking how much does Invisalign express cost these days, have it in your mind that there are payment plans for express Invisalign just like the full Invisalign procedure. The dentist’s office may for instance provide one with a monthly method that suits the person. An insurance coverage could also be provided by your insurance company depending on what your enlisted benefits with them are. The use of financing companies can as well apply. There are so many payment options, the cost can not overwhelm a person.

In conclusion, Invisalign express is the ultimate solution for people with minor dental problems and is a very affordable alternative which leaves no excuse for one to remain with poorly spaced or crowded teeth. However, full Invisalign or braces must be used for individuals whose orthodontic problems are severe.

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Invisalign has been used to treat thousands of patients using clear, removable aligners. These aligners apply pressure to teeth and gradually move them into position, which is similar to the way traditional metal braces work. However, they do this without brackets or wires, and allow patients more versatility with their diets and lifestyles. The cost of Invisalign can vary significantly according to your needs, the complexity of your case, and other factors.

Everything is planned in detail before you begin your treatment. During your evaluation, we will map out each planned movement and track them so that the aligners can be made. Each aligner is made to move specific teeth throughout the course of your treatment, and builds on the progress of the previous aligners, so your teeth are constantly moving towards their final positions. Because you will change your aligners on your own every two weeks, chair time is often dramatically reduced. You will only need to visit our office about every six weeks.

If your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, it will likely cover the cost of Invisalign. Dental insurers have varying coverage rates for orthodontic treatment but could cover your treatment up to 50 percent. Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts may also be used to cover all or part of the cost of treatment. These accounts use pre-tax dollars for qualified purchases, like Invisalign treatment. We also offer low and no-interest financing options that can make your Invisalign costs easier to fit into your budget.

The cost of Invisalign tends to be comparable to the cost of braces in cases of similar complexity, but only a skilled Invisalign dentist can provide you with an accurate estimate. At your consultation, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and bone structure, as well as take CT scans, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth in order to review and modify your treatment plan. Once your aligners are ready, you can get started on your journey towards a healthier, more attractive smile. Call us today to learn more about the cost of Invisalign or to schedule your appointment with our team.

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Not everyone is born with gorgeous looking teeth. If you are embarrassed about the way your teeth look, it can affect many aspects of your life. It can affect your level of self-confidence. If you don’t like the way you look it, can hinder you in social situations. You may not speak up at work or mingle at parties to talk with other guests. You may not also smile in pictures, which gives others the impression that you aren’t a happy person.

Fortunately there are some really good ways in which you can improve your smile and the shape of your teeth. Traditional orthodontic treatment involves metal braces and wires that can be uncomfortable. They can also be embarrassing to wear for a couple of years. A better alternative may be Invisalign as it is a very effective form of orthodontic treatment for a smile makeover. We are dedicated to helping you get the smile makeover you want without discomfort or embarrassment that is often associated with braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary product that can help you get the smile you have always dreamed of. It is available for children and for adults. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional braces. In fact, most people won’t even be able to tell that you are working on improving the look of your teeth. Not attracting attention to your efforts is exactly what teenagers and adults have been looking for.

You will wear trays on your teeth that are clear. You take them out when you are eating and then you can easily slide them back in place. Your treatment will include a series of these trays that move your teeth a tiny bit at a time. Once you have successfully reached where you need to be with one set of trays, you will be moved into the next set of them. Each set of trays will be worn for approximately two weeks.

What Are the Benefits of Using Invisalign for Orthodontic Treatment?

Invisalign offers many great benefits over traditional braces. In addition to being clear so it isn’t so obvious, they are comfortable. You may feel some slight pressure as the teeth are moved around but nothing more. You won’t have any sharp wires or brackets that poke the insides of your mouth or cut open your lips like you do with braces. You also won’t have to worry about getting food stuck in them. Since you can remove this type of orthodontic treatment when you eat, there aren’t any restrictions on foods either.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

The Invisalign form of orthodontic treatment can be used to correct many different types of dental problems. They include teeth that are crowded, teeth that have gaps between them, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. There are different circumstances for each patient so the best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a qualified orthodontist that offers this type of orthodontic treatment.  However, most of the time you will find that if your dental problems can be corrected with braces they can be with Invisalign as well.

If they determine that Invisalign is a good option for your dental needs then specifics can be discussed to get your treatment started. If it isn’t a good form of treatment, then other forms of orthodontic treatment that may be more successful can be discussed. It is important to understand that, with Invisalign, it could take longer to complete your treatment than with traditional braces. Most people are fine with that though due to how easy and comfortable the entire process is.

You can contact us to schedule your free consultation. You will feel very comfortable and you will be excited about your options. All of your questions will be answered at the consultation. You will learn if the Invisalign process of straightening your teeth is a good option to move forward with or not. This can be the best way for you to forego traditional braces so take the time to look into it.

Teenagers are extremely self conscious about their appearance. While many of them do want to have straight teeth and a great smile, they don’t want to wear traditional braces. They worry about how they will look in pictures, how it will be to kiss their dates, if they have food stuck in their teeth, and other similar issue.

Invisalign is the perfect alternative for teenagers because they can perfect their teeth without any of those other issues. It is also easier for teenagers to take care of their teeth with Invisalign versus traditional braces. This is because it can be time consuming and difficult to clean behind all of those brackets. With Invisalign though you can just remove the trays to clean your teeth. It is easier and the chance of tooth decay will significantly be reduced.

The Cost of Invisalign

Invisalign is a very affordable form of orthodontic treatment as well. More insurance companies are willing to pay for this form of treatment than in the past. If you have dental insurance find out what the specifications are for such coverage. Many orthodontists also offer very generous payment plans that fit most budgets. They may have in house financing options that you can take advantage of as well.

The cost is between $3,000 and $5,000 in most cases. The cost will depend on many factors. Orthodontists get to set their own prices so ask during your consultation what those fees will be. The severity of the dental problems that need to be corrected will also affect the overall price that you pay. No matter what the cost though, it will all be worth it when you see your gorgeous new smile.

Where to Find Orthodontic Treatment

Contact our office to find out more about orthodontic offices that are offering Invisalign as a form of orthodontic treatment. If you are interested in it, you can do some searching around to see who in your area offers it. Take a look at advertisements in your local phone book. You can also ask your personal dentist for a recommendation. You can be confident that we are going to help you get that gorgeous smile you want and deserve.

If you are tired of hiding your teeth from the world then now is the time to take advantage of the Invisalign process. You will love the way you look and your level of self-confidence will significantly improve.

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One of the many dental problems that prevent straight teeth and good overall hygiene is overcrowding. This occurs when there is not enough room in the jaw to hold all the teeth. When the jaw is not wide enough for all the teeth, they can become crooked and grow in out of place. It is important that this issue is corrected, because it can prevent great oral hygiene. When the teeth are too crowded, it makes it hard to clean plaque, which can cause decay.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can correct crowding in the mouth without pain and discomfort. While the results are about the same, Invisalign makes the process a bit easier. The treatment uses plastic aligners that are placed over the teeth and gently guide them into place.

Patients with overcrowded teeth will receive a customized plan that is specific to their dental issues. Our dentist will create a 3-D image of the teeth as it makes progress over several months. Patients can see the difference at each stage of treatment. The trays are replaced every two weeks with new ones. Since the teeth will be shifting, it is important that patients follow the step-by-step process for the best results.

With Invisalign, each patient has the freedom to do what they love. With traditional braces, you have to avoid certain foods as to not damage the hardware in the mouth. Patients who opt for the plastic trays can remove them each time they eat. All they have to do is pop them back in when they are done. When each step in the treatment process is done, the results are incredible.

When left untreated, overcrowding can get worse overtime. As mentioned above, it can lead to severely crooked teeth and plaque buildup, which can result in gum disease. That is why it is important to choose a treatment plan such as Invisalign which will correct the issue and leave you with a beautiful smile.

The cosmetic improvements will be noticeable during each stage of treatment. Not only is this process of Invisalign convenient, it renders the greatest results. Patients are left with the confidence of a cosmetically improved smile that also improves their overall health. Take advantage of the many benefits this system has to offer. I

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Invisalign is a modern treatment program for correcting dental problems associated with crooked teeth. This system especially helps with underbites, overbites, open bites, overly crowded teeth, and gapped teeth. With gapped teeth, the jaw continues to grow in an abnormal way, which causes spaces between the teeth. If there are teeth missing, this can also cause gaps since the teeth will shift to compensate for the extra space.

The Invisalign treatment entails using plastic alignment trays. These trays are thin and customized to fit your teeth after you map out a plan with our dentist. Not only do they fit perfectly to your teeth, they are painless and removable. You will be able to enjoy the freedom to eat whatever you want with these trays. The results seen after completing treatment vary, but the outcome is always an improved smile.

The treatment is not only a cosmetic improvement for your smile; it is an improvement to overall oral health. For example, those with gapped teeth have a lack of protection for their gums due to the spaces. This can cause gum problems that lead to periodontal disease. When Invisalign goes to work, the teeth will slowly shift into place. You will see the spaces between the teeth get smaller as you progress through your treatment.

The plastic alignment trays are used every day. They are only taken out when a patient eats, or brushes and flosses their teeth. The comfortable and smooth trays are practically invisible. Do not be surprised if people do not even notice that you have them on your teeth. This is part of what makes Invisalign so attractive to the patient.

Every patient looking to improve their smile has a unique plan that will be mapped out for them when they choose Invisalign. This customized treatment ensures the success of an overall great smile. The convenience of this system is unmatched. Unlike traditional braces, there is no need to brush around wires or brackets. Just remove the trays to practice oral hygiene.

Each patient using the Invisalign system must still maintain good oral hygiene as they go through the process to correct their dental problems. This will maximize the results at the end of treatment, leaving the patient happy with their new smile. The impact that this treatment has on those with dental problems, is significant. It leaves each patient with the confidence to smile and feel secure.

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If you have an overbite, you might feel pain or discomfort in your jaw. There are several factors that can contribute to an overbite, including genetics, abnormal jaw growth, thumb sucking and bad oral habits. Invisalign is a new and improved way to correct an overbite. It offers convenience and peace of mind as you go through treatment to achieve a greater smile.

The Invisalign system corrects and improves the smile and overall oral health. A customized plan is mapped out for the individual patient since every dental problem is unique. Then, thin plastic aligner trays are customized by our dentist for each individual patient. The patient wears the aligners over the teeth.

Patients can enjoy the convenience of Invisalign because the trays are removable. With traditional braces, there are a lot of restrictions that can disrupt everyday life. For example, certain foods must be avoided such as apples, gum, certain nuts and even sandwiches, which can get stuck on the metal brackets. With Invisalign, the trays are removed when you eat, brush and floss.

Invisalign corrects an overbite gradually. Since the improvement is done in steps, it is painless. You do not have to worry about adjustments because the trays are replaced every two weeks with new ones that will fit to your shifting teeth. The series of custom aligners you receive are part of your individual plan. An overbite will slowly be corrected and transformed into a new and improved smile.

Overbites are one of the most common dental problems. It can cause wear to the front of the teeth and makes the smile less attractive. When you opt for Invisalign, your smile will be greatly improved, leaving you with the confidence you need to go through everyday life. If you are very active, the trays are secure so you do not have to worry about taking them off during activities.

Have peace of mind with this modern system. But make sure to maintain great oral hygiene. While Invisalign improves cosmetic and health issues associated with your teeth, brushing and flossing is still important. Talk to our dentist about your dental issues. They will map out a specific plan to improve your cosmetic issues.

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