Category Archives: Dental Health

What Does Invisalign Do?

Invisalign is a great way to straighten misaligned teeth that have shifted over time without having to go through wearing unsightly metal braces. Straight teeth may be more aesthetically pleasing, but there are also a number of health benefits to having beautiful straight teeth. When you have straight teeth, you will have a more confident smile and improved dental health. Invisalign not only gives you a beautiful smile, but reduces your risk for gum disease, cavities, and other oral conditions.

 

Invisalign Leads To Healthier Gums And teeth

Red and red swollen gums often occur when teeth are misaligned. Teeth that are too close together are difficult to keep clean, causing gums to become inflamed. Unfortunately, this is also often the signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are aligned correctly, gums are flush firmly around teeth without leaving spaces open to infection or being overcrowded to the point of decay and pain. Invisalign is a comfortable clear aligner system which gently shifts your teeth toward a healthier position.

 

Oral Health Is Connected To Your Overall Health

While everyone knows that maintaining good oral health habits helps you avoid bad breath and cavities, poor oral health can actually lead to or put you at risk for a number of far more serious health complications. These include diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and pneumonia.

 

Invisalign Is Easier To Clean Than Braces

Braces can be painful, and difficult to keep clean. They cause bad breath and tooth decay because they are a food trap. The food that gets trapped in the wires and brackets can contribute to plaque build up and eventually painful tooth decay. Invisalign is removable, making them easy to clean. They do not interrupt your normal oral health routine or put your teeth at risk.

 

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Invisalign: What You Need to Know

If you want straighter teeth without having to deal with embarrassing metal brackets and wires, Invisalign offers a wonderful alternative. Wearing Invisalign is not difficult, but there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure you progress through the treatment without any delays.

Wear For 20 To 22 Hours Every Day

We suggest that you continue to wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day. You can remove your traysthroughout the day to eat, and even before special speaking engagements you might have at school or work. Invisalign makes it easy to live your life while working on the beautiful, more straighter smile you deserve. Continue reading

Best Foods to Eat With New Braces

When you get new braces, you may notice that your mouth feels a little different. You may have to change your eating habits the first few days to make your transition a little smoother. Below are some suggestions for the best kinds of foods to eat when you first get braces.

Soft Foods

The first day or so of having your new braces on you may have some soreness that will keep you from chewing a whole lot. Try something softlike tender turkey, mashed potatoes, chili, soups, pudding, yogurt and oatmeal.

Easy To Chew

Stay away from foods that are hard to chew like steak. Instead try fish, scrambled eggs, omelettes or quiche.There are lots of protein choices that will not make you chew too hard. Continue reading

Orthodontics for Children Impacts More than their Smiles

Starting orthodontic treatment at a young age unlocks several important benefits that you might not have considered. Besides getting a healthy beautiful smile they can proudly show off, orthodontic treatment for children often results in more stable results, can boost self esteem and confidence, and increases overall health.

Mouth Health
Orthodontic treatment does not just align teeth, they also rotate teeth slightly and close any spaces. These outcomes help your child maintain high levels of oral hygiene because there will be fewer places for debris and bacteria to collect and lead to decay, gum disease and other ailments. When a child’s teeth are aligned, brushing and flossing becomes easier, more effective and a more enjoyable experience. Continue reading

Tips for Eating with Braces

Getting accustomed to eating with braces can be a bit annoying. When you begin your orthodontic treatment, you may start to notice your teeth do not touch the way they did before, which can change the way you chew. Throughout your treatment, your teeth may shift and you will need to adapt to chewing and biting in a slightly different way but do not worry, eating will not be a challenge for long. In about 2 to 3 weeks of their braces being put on, most patients find their rhythm, and can chew comfortably and properly. Continue reading

Making Room For Your Perfect Smile

The practice of tooth removal as a precursor to orthodontic treatment has been the source of lengthy conversation within the dental field. Orthodontics is designed to straighten teeth, but if your mouth is overcrowded, orthodontics alone will not do the trick. Prior to receiving braces or undergoing Invisalign treatments, dental extractions may be recommended. By removing teeth, we can reduce crowding and achieve the best possible results from your orthodontic treatment. Common reasons to extract teeth are as followed.

Crowding
Crowding becomes apparent when there are too many teeth for the size of a patient’s dental arch. Extracting specific teeth is a common method to gain more space in the arch, allowing remaining teeth to move into the correct alignment. This method is also common when there is not enough room in a patient’s jaw for teeth to erupt. Continue reading

Finding the Right Orthodontist

Examining mouth[/caption]Most people do not have smiles that are naturally perfect. Many of us suffer from crooked, discolored or misaligned teeth. Luckily an orthodontist can help improve the appearance of your smile. When you are looking for the right orthodontist, it is important to consider their attributes. Do they have the principles that you desire in order to achieve a perfect smile and better oral health? Continue reading

Making Room for Your Gorgeous New Smile

dental-veneers The practice of tooth removal as a precursor to orthodontic treatment has been the source of lengthy conversation within the dental field. Orthodontics is designed to straighten teeth, but if your mouth is overcrowded, orthodontics alone will not do the trick. Prior to receiving braces or undergoing Invisalign treatments, dental extractions may be recommended. By removing teeth, we can reduce crowding and achieve the best possible results from your orthodontic treatment. Common reasons to extract teeth are as followed. Continue reading

Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist

orthodonticsIf you are concerned with maintaining healthy teeth and gums, one of the best things you can do is to see an orthodontist. Even if you have a clean bill of dental health, it does not hurt to see an orthodontist and make sure that you do not have any potential problems developing in your mouth. We know exactly how important an orthodontic visit can help improve your dental health. Here are five benefits that come from scheduling an orthodontic visit.

Improves Your Smile
Visiting an orthodontist is a great step towards improving your smile. They can give you treatments that will fix misaligned teeth, which can make a huge difference for your smile. Continue reading

Tips To Reduce Speech Impediments with Braces

bracesAre you are thinking about orthodontics but concerned about the impact they may have on your speech? Any type of dental or orthodontic appliance in your mouth has the potential to affect the way that you speak, especially with dental appliances that add any extra thickness to the roof of your mouth, or to the area right behind your front teeth.

Once the mouth, teeth and tongue become accustomed to having the dental device in place, speech improves significantly and with a little extra effort, speech can return to normal in no time. Continue reading