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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.

Check out these Invisalign before and after narrow arch pictures. As you can see, the Invisalign system has improved 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. Here are some Invisalign before and after narrow arch images where you can see an overall improvement in the patient’s smile. 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.

These Invisalign before and after narrow arch photos are proof that this system 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. Here are some more Invisalign before and after narrow arch photos, where you can see dramatic results.


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. These Invisalign before and after overjet pictures are a great example of how this dental problem is corrected.

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. Check out these Invisalign before and after overjet photos to get an idea of just how successful the treatment is for dental patients.

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. Here are some more Invisalign before and after overjet images. You can see a great improvement in the patient’s smile.

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. These Invisalign before and after overjet pictures show an overall improvement in a smile.


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.


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.


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.

If you are in the Phoenix, Mesa or Scottsdale Arizona region, and are interested in further exploring the Invisalign option, please contact the dental team of Drs. Lesueur and Dodaro today at 480-834-6991 or visit their website for more information. Many of their patients have successfully undergone the Invisalign process.


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.


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.


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. In addition, 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. The Atlanta Dental Spa is a perfect example of that kind of office. 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. The Atlanta Dental Spa is such a cosmetic and general dental practice. Dr. Boulden and Dr Estep are two Atlanta dentists that 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!

Roswell Dentist and Invisalign changing how people feel about going to the dentist. Atlanta Georgia Cosmetic Dentist focuses on professional cosmetic dentistry, and wants to be your family dentist as well.


Most people dread going to the dentist. But if you are looking for invisalign London 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 such a great deal difficult then. If you are looking to enhance your self-confidence, invisalign London can help you get that beautiful smile by making use of aligners or invisalign moulds 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 London 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 London aligners have a 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 London 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 London 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 go with it and keep your aligners in your mouth as long as you are supposed to keep them. 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 a lot more about invisalign London treatment, visit us; a well-qualified and professional invisalign dentist with a lot of experience will tell you all you need to know.


All About InvisalignIn 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 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 RequirementThe 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 BracesIn 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 have the look of traditional braces but want straight teeth? The Invisalign system and Ft Lauderdale Invisalign dentist is the answer you are looking for. Visit


While all certified Invisalign providers can provide Invisalign Teen, the Invisalign Teen designation reflects a substantial amount of experience working with teens and Invisalign overall. As a certified Scottsdale Invisalign Teen provider, Dr. Ana Ortiz 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. Dr. Ortiz or your Scottsdale Invisalign Teen provider 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. Certified Invisalign Teen provider Dr. Ortiz 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 with Dr. Ortiz to determine your specific case.


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

  1. 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.
  2. Carry your aligners in your purse or carry-on luggage when flying, in case baggage is delayed or lost.
  3. Pack an extra case. If you leave one behind in a hotel or restaurant, you’ll have a spare.
  4. 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.)
  5. Keep a bottle of water handy. Rinsing your mouth and trays with it when you need to, plus staying hydrated is always a must.
  6. 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 at (480) 284-8663. Dr. Ana Ortiz is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a Preferred Invisalign Provider.


Invisalign and Invisalign Teen By Coolsmiles In Port Jefferson and Medford, NY

If you’re looking for an unobtrusive way to straighten your teeth but don’t want the embarrassment of a metal braces… invisible braces offered by Coolsmiles, also 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.

Watch this video to learn more.

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 In The Long Island, NY Area?

Once you’ve decided to look into Invisalign, the next step is choosing a Port Jefferson or Medford, NY 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 at Coolsmiles, 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. Coolsmiles has two locations in Port Jefferson, NY and Medford, NY. Though the Invisalign system doesn’t require a lot of time in the tratment chair, you will need to visit the Coolsmiles 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.


While all certified Invisalign providers can provide Invisalign Teen, the Invisalign Teen designation reflects a substantial amount of experience working with teens and Invisalign overall. As a certified Bellevue Invisalign Teen provider, Dr. Jay Sung 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. Dr. Sung or your Bellevue Invisalign Teen provider 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. Certified Invisalign Teen provider Dr. Sung 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 with Dr. Sung to determine your specific case.


Why Should You Care?

Why should you care about orthodontics in Boston? 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 Boston matter! I’d suggest braces.

Jacksonville Orthodontics

​While I don’t live in Boston, I’ve done some looking about, and I’ve found so so so many different orthodontic practices in Jacksonville, and Florida, for that matter. What I’ve discovered is that there are tons of great practices here, and it will be difficult to go wrong. Whatever you choose, good luck. I hope you’re happy with how your teeth turn out.

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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Your teeth will be polished, similar to what is done at a dentist.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
    1. Note: the orthodontist will likely pause after finishing each side, to dry out the other side of the mouth.
  6. After all the teeth of one row are done, the orthodontist will use a high-powered light to solidify the glue.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. After the brackets are on, your orthodontist will give you a speech on how to brush, what to and what not to eat, etc.. For everything, you might want to know, check out our ultimate braces guide
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What Makes Us Unique? Our Services and Benefits to Our Patients

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

Dr Hall & Associates believes that the success of an orthodontic practiceis related to excellent staff–and as such has an ongoing commitment tocontinuing education for himself and for all his staff. Each and every staffmember of the practice undergoes a minimum of continuing educationeach year so that they are educated in all aspects of orthodontics whichincludes clinical, administrative and customer service. This ongoingcommitment to education provides each patient with a more professionalservice and improves the individual’s quality of care in our practice.

Dr Hall & Associates has numerous clinical staff to assist him in thepractice and they vary from the Treatment Coordinator who assists withall new patients, meeting them on arrival in the reception area, and will be happy to explain all the different options that are available, types ofbraces available, procedures that will be required and organizing flexiblepayment arrangements to suit your financial budget. The Hygienists andDental Therapists have a wealth of orthodontic experience and areregularly updating their skills with further education. They are also thereto assist the Orthodontist to monitor good oral hygiene and ensure thatthe teeth and gums are healthy during orthodontic therapy. Under thesupervision of the Orthodontist and in cooperation with him they canalso assist in general orthodontic procedures.

Our clinical staff looks after the clinical area and ensures that all patientsare cared for and are comfortable in the orthodontic environment. Theyare also responsible for our meticulous sterilisation system and we ensurethat all instruments are fully sterilised or disposed of after each patient.

The administration and reception staff at Dr Hall’s practice has a wealthof experience in scheduling appointments efficiently and are there toassist all our patients with any queries. Our reception staff is often thefirst and last point of contact for our patients and we strive to provideexcellent customer service with each and every contact. We also have adedicated Financial Coordinator who prepares all the necessary financialarrangements and can answer any questions on financial issues or querieswith regards to health funds. Our Financial Coordinator is always here to help.

Dr. Hall’s meticulous attention to detail and caring nature enable him tobuild a rapport with his patients over the treatment time. You are morethan a patient to us… you’ll become our friend.

We Offer:

  • Convenience: 24-hour emergency service, appointment times that workwith your schedule, and convenient parking. We also have an on-site laband dental x-rays, saving you a trip to another office.
  • Cutting-edge technology: We provide the most up-to-date and efficientappliances, 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. T.LINK™is an innovative service we offer to our patients that allows them to log onto our website,, for secure access to appointment andaccount information. Forgot your appointment time or need to see whereyou stand with your payments? Just log on. You can access answers tomany of your questions 24 hours a day without having to pick up thephone or make a trip to our office.
  • State-of-the-art appliances & techniques: We offer traditional metalbraces, self-ligating brackets, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces,Invisalign®and indirect bonding.
  • Excellent communication: We communicate often with patients,including offering appointment reminders. Dr. Hall & Associates alsocommunicate extensively with all referring dentists about patient issues.He takes a team approach to orthodontic care and participates in regularInterdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy meetings with other specialists todiscuss 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 makeyour time at our office a welcome diversion. Video games are also availableto occupy our younger patients in the waiting area. Adult patients andparents will find daily newspapers and up-to-date magazines.
  • Affordability: Our financial coordinator is dedicated to providing flexiblepayment 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 techniquesand 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.


    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.
    Dr. Hall & Associates 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 Dr. Hall may not begin treatment at the young age of 7, he 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.


    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 endresult than traditional braces. The combination of these brackets and high-tech orthodonticwires produces better, more reliable results in fewer visits.This metal twin bracket uses aspecial built-in clip that places gentle pressure on the orthodontic wire to move the teeth.Together, you, Dr. Hall & Associates 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, thesebraces are only suitable for certain specific problems. Because of the technical difficultyof 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. Dr. Hall was the first orthodontist outside of the USA to use Invisalign. Learn More…

    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 colours, which makes them very popular with younger patients, who often choose their favourite football club or school colours. The rubber elastics are normally changed every few months, so enjoying a different colour each time you come in to visit us is no problem.

    Gold braces are becoming increasingly popular. These fashionablegold-plated braces are considered as ‘jewellery for the teeth’.


Define orthodontics.
A specialty of dentistry concerned the correction of malalignment 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?

Dr. Fowler is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his certificate in Orthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester. 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 malposition 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 place, we will provide you with eating, bushing, 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.

For addition questions, please contact our office (440) 974-9055. We are proud to offer effective orthodontic treatment to those in Eastlake, Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Painesville Township, and the surrounding areas.



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